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Title
8745
How I Wrote My Master's Thesis [OC]
19222
More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely Faked
7757
This man outside the Verizon store in lower Manhattan
13830
This typo for N in my nephew’s alphabet board book. The editor had only 26 words to review... and somehow this was missed.
33443
Pathetic
10433
My dad sneaks out of the house every year at the same time for my parents’ first date anniversary. He puts on his old high school letter jacket, rings the doorbell, and asks, “Is Kris home?” only to ask her if she’ll go out with him, reenacting that first moment 44 years ago.
11385
Updated Libertarians.jpg
10366
[Homemade] Loaves of bread
8691
hullo there
29783
He knows he's about to get told off..
10015
Battle of Wallmart
46908
This is one man in a costume
7826
"Don't be mad"
5684
He may not be furry, but he's still pretty cute and his name is Walter
42159
TIL that the line in Thor: Ragnarok ("We know each other! He's a friend from work!") was actually suggested by a young Make-a-Wish visitor to the movie’s set.
11364
States with a smaller population than Los Angeles County [960 x 606]
7671
Reddit shill explains how they're paid to manipulate online discussion
10029
Delightful little cafe garden
7000
Is something there?
17947
Affidavit: Colorado Springs pastor impregnated 14-year-old girl, she had his child
4789
Erlich you will be missed
36748
First Republican lawmaker to publicly oppose the FCC’s radical net neutrality repeal
12929
What’s the best rant by a character in a movie?
10468
hmmm
11584
In Speed, Howard Payne, played by Dennis Hopper, always uses the phone by holding it to his left ear with his right hand. This is very probably due to hearing loss in his right ear caused by the same accident that cost him his left thumb.
6038
This is the official Justice League promotional Batman action figure sent to theatres to give to customers.
29369
Johnny Cash smoking a cigarette before performing at Folsom Prison. 1968.
9158
"Cat? What cat? I haven't seen any cat ??"
11354
Good Guy steam
6402
TIFU by going Black Friday shopping
6282
The Jedi Who Knew Too Much by Eli Hyder
4236
Back in 2011 when I thought wearing the 3D glasses without the lenses was the cool thing to do
33134
Tommy Wiseau submitted ‘The Room’ to Paramount with the hope of getting it distributed. Usually it takes a studio roughly two weeks to reply, but the film was rejected within 24 hours.
8921
Programmable Bike Lights
15590
Oh it’s beautiful
6187
Let them out, let’s play!
70426
Trump’s name appears in Panama Papers for the first time
20249
Spider drinks graphene, spins web that can hold the weight of a human
2348
You know how we could save a lot of water? Automatic flush toilets that don't unnecessarily flush three times during one use.
5441
The infamous “Riffle Fan”
2103 99322 Wow. Why did you need such a long fusion? And what can you and what can't you do now?
3576 crownedPom Per a Redditor’s Request - Here’s an album of several pictures before and after the surgery. https://imgur.com/gallery/JlC62
1268 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
369 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!