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Josh-D. S. Davis

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Surgery wound looks good
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We changed my Silverlon dressing today. Really not as bad as it could have been. No inflammation. Shaved areas are itchy. There are little 1cm strips of strapping tape (steri-strips) across the incision, which is about 1.5-2" long. They are still holding fast. There are a couple of suture threads taped down on the edges. Sutures should start coming loose in a couple days.

It FEELS like a little extrudate is still in there, or in there again. It was a broad based extrusion, so it's entirely likely that is the case. It's definitely manageable, and normal healing should be able to take care of it. It's just annoying.

I think I will post photos in a few mins at the bottom of http://ns1.omnitech.net/images/2015-04-06-MRI/

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Yah, in retrospect, it's likely just the inflammation making that nerve root hypersensitive to contact with the left L4 pedicle.

* Confirmed no gel and no device on the fissure.
* Confirmed the flava ligament was removed.
* Confirmed "some" bone on both sides, not all of one or both lamina (I still have a spinous process on L4! :)
* Can use anti-inflammatory drugs now, normal doses.
* Did not ask for a re-up on my narcotics since 2x APAP 500mg is the most I've needed all week.
* No need to use brace anymore.
* Rx for PT, and I'll probably go to Joints in Motion - is very local, and is recommended by friends.
* May 29 FUP

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