/r/pics October 2017 transparency report
I did a thing at AT&T
So my pregnant sister trusted me with decorating for her gender reveal party...
Found this guy on the golf course today.
This pink Trivial Pursuit question has no correct answer anymore.
Ambulance crew took a detour to give a dying woman the chance to see the ocean one last time.
Loved having grandma over for thanksgiving. Dog annoyed.
My sister has never been able to experience the love of a dog before due to her rapid movements and constant spasms. My partners dog has taken a liking to her and this is honey waiting patiently to be patted!
Just Dabs of Paint
My little war vet!!!!
Took this picture in a bullet train of a woman eating her Bento while watching mount Fuji
When you ask Bill Murray to autograph your forehead
The first Republican lawmaker to publicly oppose the FCC’s radical net neutrality repeal : Susan Collins
Night encounter at Yellowstone National Park
I don’t believe in global warming
Raven on the subway
Intensity Level: Terry Crews
The best car mod ever
A Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko
I wish I took anything as seriously as this family takes Thanksgiving football
The largest hotel in the world, with a staggering 10,000 rooms is currently under construction in Saudi Arabia (xpost r/bizarrebuildings)
Chance encounter
Guttation on a leaf
I pulled up behind an obvious criminal mastermind.
My local mall that is on the brink of death had a very lonely Santa this Black Friday.
Why I love living in the middle of nowhere: Twenty-three elk in my backyard this morning.
A real piece Ajit
Snapped a pic of my cousin's horses as they were bucking up at each other for a Thanksgiving rumble.
Lady on the plane two rows in front of me is wearing a solid pink track suit while looking out the window (x-post from r/mildlyinteresting)
My Dad gave me a book to help with the hole in my wall.
Harvey Weinstein and Uma Thurman greet each other at the Kill Bill: Volume 2 premier in 2004.
This man outside the Verizon store in lower Manhattan
I too saw a Glasswing Butterfly.
My wife and I had something very special to be thankful for yesterday.
I took this on April 20, 2016.
I love the innocence, he had just given her flowers
I was using an app to see if I wanted to dye my hair and things got off topic but here's my cat as Marilyn Monroe
There is a snow leopard cub in this image
My girl friend broke up with me Saturday. Uninvited to "Friendsgiving". I enjoyed this tasty meal instead. Here's to everyone without someone today.
Hey Reddit, here’s my family finally together again after 4 years
2103 99322 Wow. Why did you need such a long fusion? And what can you and what can't you do now?
3577 crownedPom Per a Redditor’s Request - Here’s an album of several pictures before and after the surgery.
1263 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.
371 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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103 smileedude GROW A SPINE! OK I will.
80 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!
34 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!