Jessica Williams, jazz pianist, composer

My Piano and Surgery-Recovery Fund, Xrays, Cat Scans, etc

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  • Jessica Williams
  • PO Box 891
  • Yakima, WA 98907

Metal detectors go nuts. I'm lucky to be walking and still playing.

anterior view

Above: anterior view, CT, Jun 23. 2013

anterior view, CT

Above: lateral view, CT, Jun 23. 2013

Above: a video that's not too graphic that's very close to what I had done.

Below: Pre-op (before surgery). Click photo to enlarge

Disc DegenerationDark discs are flattening, herniating, causing nerve painMRI of my Scioliosis

Click to enlarge. Above: Dicom MRI images from First Hill Diagnostic Imaging. L5/L4 compression and degradation (plate1) and my scoliosis, lordosis (plate3) and disc deterioration (plate 1). The middle plate shows the "seepage" of L4 and particularly L5, and the pressure placed on the dura, which is what causes the pain and increasing morbidity. Without intervention, organ damage, incontinence, and full motility loss can occur.

Below: Post-op (after surgery). Click photo to enlarge

anterior postlateral post

Click to enlarge. Above, 2 post-operative views, the first showing me from the front, with pedicle screws and PEEK bone cages and other "instrumentation. Slide 2 shows the left side, and the perfect alignment of screws and hardware (instrumentation). Between the screws are steel rods which are radiolucent and thus invisible to xray. Notice increased space between vertebrae.

Below: later anterior view, CT, Mar 30. 2013

anterior view

Below: lateral view, CT, Mar 30. 2013

anterior view, CT

Personal progress reports are now here

  1. Click here for Surgical Report recorded during surgery, including findings, problems, solutions, and processes
  2. What did the surgeon(s) do? Exact details here

 

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This site is dedicated to John Coltrane, Glenn Gould, Elvin Jones, Mary Lou Williams, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Philly Joe Jones, Tony Williams, and all who have devoted their lives and their souls to Music. "I want to be a force for good. I know there are bad forces here that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the force which is truly good." - John Coltrane