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Title
23018
Cat named after Notorious B.I.G. shot multiple times — and survives
12152
It's better with the lights off
25603
TIL Thomas Jefferson was Deist, the belief that a God created the universe but hasn't interfered with it since.
14174
Natalia Dyer is a real human
12584
grab em by the waddle
63044
Clay sculpture a friend of mine made
11096
Bottle Brush Trees, Jian Chong Min, Watercolor, ca. 1990.
13133
College basketball player gets injured, but still scores.
19401
Lord, I hate reading...
12827
Don't argue with your family about Trump, today. Argue about Andrew Jackson.
46004
Happy Thanksgiving!
7399
'We're not lazy, we're old': 71-year-old worker at Costco wins right to sit on the job - Montreal
8990
The fact that this plane doesn't land
69562
I just met you but I think I love you
4773
GoPro camera captures swarm of angry hornets attacking Louisiana exterminator????
25772
Police Were Told To Keep Roy Moore Away From High School Cheerleaders, Retired Officer Says
30721
Cloudflare Might Be Exploring a Way To Slow Down FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Home Internet Speeds
9389
Friendsgiving
23346
A Magical Fart
28306
post apocaliptic Mario world...
17713
2meirl4meirl
14663
Justice League poster
6946
My mom discovered BitMoji's the other day..
10193
Me trying to explain why Comcast wants to roll back net neutrality
3546
butts out guys
11296
Making friends!
12087
It did get a little crazy last night
26323
Former fighting bull gets a brushing
5941
It's called the Lonesome Lake - in the White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire [OC][3000x2000]
26120
elderly homophobes..
13643
NSFW (Slightly NSFW) Man says to his wife that he is going golfing. She gets upset because she thought they would spend the day together.
13378
Super recognizers, who have an uncanny ability to recognize faces, pay greater attention to the nose than other people
7790
When the deceased at a funeral didn’t tell anyone he had a twin and everyone sees his twin for the first time
13877
One day, that “secret family recipe” will just be that recipe their ancestor looked up online years ago and everybody liked.
49275
Happy Thanksgiving from Barry
7900
I AM VENGEANCE !
9899
Never give up
11010
Guide to stir-frying
16665
"Are you ready, kids?"
7360
tfw thanksgiving break is almost over and school is approaching
2107 99322 Wow. Why did you need such a long fusion? And what can you and what can't you do now?
3582 crownedPom Per a Redditor’s Request - Here’s an album of several pictures before and after the surgery. https://imgur.com/gallery/JlC62
1267 RangerKotka If you're in the U.S., that's a 500k surgery. My daughter had it done 2 years ago for scoliosis, but the end result is the same: she came out of surgery 2.5 inches taller, and no more back, leg, or rib pain, no more numb hands or feet, and she can breathe again. She had a double major with the *good* curve over 60°. Edit: for those who sent me a dm, calling me a liar, here's the bill for just the surgery, none of the pre-surgical work. https://imgur.com/3Kh6r1P
363 tacitry Hi there! I'm fused from T2-T8! I don't know anyone else with such dramatic fusion. Mine's not kyphosis though, when I was 16 I broke my back after falling out of a window. That was six years ago now, and I'm 22 now (just graduated!). Please let me know if you have any questions about recovery, the road is long but so rewarding. I wish you the best!
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108 smileedude GROW A SPINE! OK I will.
75 aaleon0823 I had spinal fusion 10 years ago at 19 due to severe spinal slippage (spondylolisthesis). Out of 5 grades of severity, I was at a 4. It was life changing and recovery was brutal. I owe all my strength and perseverance to it. I am rooting for you and I wish you all the best in life!
37 antoinette1hy-- Thanks for this. It's reassuring to know about others experience and that coming to terms with pain is workable. I feel very lucky to have had a corrective surgery on my back after the first one went bad. Long story short: Cobra expired and I didn’t have insurance. Found a doctor who performed a L4/5 Discectomy & Laminectomy (where they take out part of the vertebrae to make room for the spinal cord due to Stenosis. It went bad and there is nothing I can do about it. They left me with bad scar tissue. Luckily I got some assistance 5 years later (after a lot of pain) and a good doctor was able to stop my nerve pain. However, I've still got Scoliosis (lil mild) so I’m looking at alternative treatments like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEUB1YfQsgo cause my upper back is starting to cause pain with 3 herniated discs and my lower will eventually need to be fused at some point. Despite all this crap I still feel very lucky to be persistent and never let anything stop me from any goals. I also never take for granted those who aren't as lucky as me. One thing that always gets me though is after moving to Texas or anywhere, every time I see a new doctor they always treat me like I'm a drug addict and don't seem to understand that I will have to live with this pain. I've done my best to deal with it without medication but there will always be days I just need it. I think I may have finally found a doctor that (after a year and several drug tests and previous MRI's and surgery documents) believes me and we're starting to work together instead of her against me. Part of it is due to the stupid laws that make it hard for them so I understand to a certain degree. sheesh…that was cathartic Thanks again for sharing your experience at such a private moment. It is helping me feel not alone in managing pain from back surgeries and I wish you all the best!