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Old 12-21-2011, 04:10 AM
jsewell jsewell is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Sierra Madre, California
Posts: 904

Hi Maria,
I haven't even sent one Christmas card. I get home from where ever and usually a lot of dishes await me or some other messes to clean up. Then i am usually wiped out too. And my back is hurting so i need to sit on my bed (or my legs will swell). I don't know what the deal is, but on clinic nites when i volunteer i get home with swollen legs. I usually take several breaks a day in bed even if short so i think that keeps the swelling down.
I'm not even sure if the shots maybe helped me 25%. But that is better than nothing.
My email buddy sent me a gift card today., i thought it was only a Christmas card so of course i feel obligated to get her something fast and send it to Massachusetts. Ughh Wish she had not done that.
I still have some shopping to do thanks to my kids taking forever to tell me anything they might like. I just want to sit home and bake cookies too.
Tomorrow is my physical therapy evaluation. It is only for my lower back. I am still in the neck brace, but i don't think my spine surgeon will let any therapist touch my neck. No mention of me taking it off . Jan 6th will be a year for that surgery.
My T7-L4 surgery was in August. Followed by jeff leaving.

Now my neck has been bothering me too. Probably why he is never letting me out of this neck brace. I woke up a few times at night with my whole left hand and arm numb so that is not a good sign either. He also said i could have neck injections next month if i still need them. Never a dull moment with my spine.
I am looking forward to physical therapy tomorrow. It is just the eval, but i will be on my way to building up some strength.

2007 ACDF 4-7
2008 hip , knee scope, hip replacement
2009 thoracic T-5 thru T-11fusion
2009 VATS T7-8, posterior only T11-12. removal of thoracic hard wear
2010 lung surgery
2010 T2-L2 kyphosis correction
2010 Kyphoplasty T-3, T-4
2011 Cervical osteotomy ,revision C4-T5
2011 Foot surgery
2011 Revision fusion T7 thru L4/laminectomy
2012 Hammertoe correction left foot
2012 Revision fusion T-12 thru L5
2012 Revision fusion L4-L5
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