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Old 01-17-2012, 01:29 AM
jsewell jsewell is offline
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Location: Sierra Madre, California
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Hi Maria,
I'm not sure if he measured the part that is under my hairline. But it is from C-4 thru L-4 . It wasn't all done at the same time, my back has been opened up several times. Revisions and such.
My partial thoracotomy is horizontal , some little horizontal ones as well. Then the small ones for the VATS surgery.

I saw my spinal surgeon today, he wants me to stop physical therapy. He said if i don't notice a difference in my pain level no point in going now. It will waste my visits. So he wants to really get me out of some more pain before i go back. I think i will still do the exercises that do not hurt my neck though. I may go back one more time to see if he wants to add any more exercises for me to do at home. Or not!!
I told him my neck pain is related to how much time i leave my brace off per day. So now i am back in it most of the time. He said He does not want to stress it at all yet. It has been a year too. Oh well these things do take a long time to heal.
I've got 2 kids downstairs making chili , that's progress. I have a ton of dishes to wash even before they started. So i will go attack those.

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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