Took this with my phone through my windshield while stopped at a light.
The Alien Pez dispenser from the 90's
I asked my dad for a cordless drill and this is what he gave me.
That’s some damned good design
First Days of School K-12
I think I’m going to remember this lock combo...
Even superheroes are sometimes bored in the elevator
Mother and daughter from England that survived the Titanic stayed in New York because they never wanted to go back to sea.
Got to -40°F today. Dad sent me this from his garage.
This is the first full body picture I've taken showing my stumps. I find it pretty surreal to know that it's me. I wanted to share.
6 foot painting done with pens and markers.
An abandoned Scottish castle
A clever way to show what ancient ruins looked like
When I’m stressed out or sad I make things. Here’s a teeny tiny paper bit of happiness for you tonight. Enjoy.
The clean line between sand and dried out lake bed.
Saw this salt covered van 4 years ago when I was pumping gas and thought it looked like a Bob Ross painting
American Flag ????
A stray dog getting a free grooming session from a group of monkeys
Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars
For sure, the best picture I've ever taken
Modern Renaissance Painting
The Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus), also known as the mejiro bird. Basically a real life angry bird
A moose came by the house to catch up on the Olympics.
Just got my thyroid removed due to cancer. Feeling fine af
West Boca Raton High students walked out of class and marched to Stoneman Douglas High
Sir Ian McKellen got mistaken for a homeless man during a rehearsal break
Kurt Cobain and Tupac together in the early 1990s
Australia's response under a conservative government following the death of 35 people during the Port Arthur Massacre in 1996.
Man from Papua New Guinea by Trey Ratcliff
Bamboo after snow. Kyoto, Japan by mantaroq.
Saw this sign outside a comic book store. Made me smile :)
Diablo cosplay before and after
My dad just learned how to use photoshop.
After watching our kids for the night, my dad took his very first selfie.
Neil Armstrong Setting the US Flag on the surface of the moon pictured by Buzz Aldrin showing the earth behind!
My boyfriend got our dog these shoes because the salt they put on the roads when it snows was hurting her feet. With her new kicks she can go for walks without hurting her paws!
Famed actor Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a photo of himself sleeping on the street under his famous bronze statue.
Frozen Flight
~ Porn shops suck all the fun out.
A Kenyan lady found her childhood friend on the streets suffering from drug addiction and took him to rehabilitation. (More pics in comments)
2103 99322 Wow. Why did you need such a long fusion? And what can you and what can't you do now?
3583 crownedPom Per a Redditor’s Request - Here’s an album of several pictures before and after the surgery.
1270 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.
368 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.
78 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 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!