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First image ever taken of the Hydrogen Atom
71271
On the left: Scene from the first season of Stranger Things, set in 1983. On the right: Me, wearing the exact same shirt in 1983.
21648
PsBattle: Dirty Cat in a Rail Yard
22479
Elon Musk on Twitter: High altitude wind shear data shows a probable 2% load exceedance. Small, but better to be paranoid. Postponing launch to tomorrow, assuming winds are better then.
18335
[I ate] extra fluffy Japanese pancakes.
67904
This morning reflection from my front door
12898
Swedish Major Eric Bonde smokes a cigarette after being ambushed and shot twice, Congo, 1961
15570
me irl
24694
MASWEA!
20574
[Image] Sucking at something is the first step
7944
We still like cute goats, right?
12261
Happy Birthday, Anthony Daniels!
21342
You're goddamn right.
9020
Tank Puppy sees snow for the firs time at the Toronto Zoo.
36157
Shut up and take my money
12217
Satisfaction.
6077
Trucker forgot he was driving a tractor trailer this morning while going through the bridge toll.
15475
Roses are red, I play on the grass,
16088
Dog trying to escape from wolves
38292
Mass shooting plot for SoCal high school thwarted by alert security guard
13742
lol
9407
Elon Musk on Twitter: "Today’s Falcon launch carries 2 SpaceX test satellites for global broadband. If successful, Starlink constellation will serve least served."
21077
Battlefeels Episode 23: Looting with true friends
16646
There’s no way he would do that? Surely!!?
12458
Health insurance is key
5069
On the left: Scene from the first season of Stranger Things, set in 1983. On the right: Me, wearing the same shirt in 1983.
31233
Just going to shoot this fridge WCGW
9931
Cooking crepes like a boss
9041
I am king of all I survey for I have a mighty throne
13175
(OC) who is!?
4463
hmmm...
16563
How to live happily in the galaxy
11913
[MAIN SPOILERS] There is a single season for each of the Lannister siblings in which they are broken down and emotionally and physically transformed for the rest of the series
19936
Philippines 'concerned' as U.S. intelligence tags Duterte a threat to democracy
6645
‘Complimenting’ while talking about work, that’s the way to go.
6000
X
12517
MRW I saw the top gif submission yesterday
13518
56.6% of early-onset dementia is alcohol-related
10341
ITAP of my dog getting out of the ocean
46910
TIL about Perpetual Stew, common in the middle ages, it was a stew that was kept constantly stewing in a pot and rarely emptied, just constantly replenished with whatever items they could throw in it.
2108 99322 Wow. Why did you need such a long fusion? And what can you and what can't you do now?
3579 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
364 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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106 smileedude GROW A SPINE! OK I will.
74 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!
40 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!