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#31 - Just about every high school in Canada looked like this during…  [+] (3 new replies) 07/21/2015 on A Factual Comp +15
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#130 - malacyman (07/22/2015) [-]
Can confirm that my school looked like that too. Olympics, world juniors, IIHF and any other Canada gold medal game.
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#99 - trolljunkusa (07/22/2015) [-]
At my school in the US they made an announcement that anyone leaving class to watch the game would be suspended. The majority of the school did it anyways, we all sat in the cafeteria watching it on our phones. Then we lost

fuck.

No one got in trouble but they yelled at us all and it was funny
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#34 - penelo (07/21/2015) [-]
Man, I couldn't give less of a fuck for watching sports, but there's something special in seeing your country playing whilst surrounded by your friends/family
#5 - Picture  [+] (11 new replies) 07/21/2015 on shooting my hamster +75
#29 - wantingbody (07/21/2015) [-]
At the 2 second mark, just before Bruno Mars starts singing, for a single frame, is the "Deez Nuts" dude.
#39 - gentlemanotaku (07/21/2015) [-]
huh, well then
#38 - fireyvoidence (07/21/2015) [-]
Huh...
How in the hell did you find that out
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#41 - fourbyfjord (07/21/2015) [-]
Webms don't load well on my computer, so it kept pausing at that exact frame each time I ran the video.
#15 - anticitezenone (07/21/2015) [-]
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#36 - altairibnlaahad (07/21/2015) [-]
This is the one I was expecting first.
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#28 - fazbear (07/21/2015) [-]
That chicken got blown the fuck out.
#21 - meatygoodness (07/21/2015) [-]
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#23 - sanctusdominus (07/21/2015) [-]
whats the full video of the chicken getting shot and are people getting butt hurt over it?
#24 - meatygoodness (07/21/2015) [-]
I've never found a link to the full video, but as far as I've seen the rooster was strutting aggressively and attacking other chickens in the enclosure, therefore for the benefit of the others it was put down in such a spectacular way.
#8 - rocketpropelledtit (07/21/2015) [-]
Top fucking kek, m8
#7 - foxes are awesome 07/16/2015 on Happy Fox 0
#11 - Once upon a time, there were three kingdoms, all bordering on …  [+] (1 new reply) 07/08/2015 on A Compendium of Puns +4
#12 - anon (07/08/2015) [-]
You cheeky cunt m8
#43 - >talking to friend >"who's your favorite Disney… 07/06/2015 on 18 More Shower Thoughts +32
#161 - Dammit, that sucks. Well if you're interested in more pics of … 07/03/2015 on A Title 0
#154 - Did you happen to see my last post before it got removed? I go…  [+] (3 new replies) 07/03/2015 on A Title 0
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#160 - fitta (07/03/2015) [-]
at my profile you can see the comment, but only the first few words. damnit
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#159 - fitta (07/03/2015) [-]
yes, I even replied to it but now it's gone, I can't remember what you or I wrote..
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#161 - bknob (07/03/2015) [-]
Dammit, that sucks. Well if you're interested in more pics of my back, i made an album on imgur so you can actually SEE the surgery without either of us losing our comments or being block imgur.com/a/6h2FY

I had basically said something about how fucked that other condition you have and I'm really sorry to hear about it. I had a problem of my curve crushing my lungs on top of my asthma, but that doesnt even compare to the ribs collapsing..

I thin I also said something about it being a sort of moot point of whether or not to get the surgery. If it causes pain, you should get the surgery, especially if its degenerative. You might have to alter or adapt how you become a police officer, but its better than being one and not being able be at 100% because of the sheer pain. I had to accept that the surgery is NOT something like "oh we fix it and you're totally fine". I nfact its the opposite; the doctor warned me going in that id have more problems coming out. Less severe problems, but still problems. He said the main thing about the surgery is to correct the biggest issue to a point you can still live a sustainable life, regardless of what minor side affects occur. So I had to swallow the fact I wouldn't be able to bend, Id have lower back and neck pain, and basically a huge loss in flexibility, solely for the fact that I did want my curves to get any worse and potentially crush my inner organs. So thats something you may wish to think about in regards to the surgery.
#130 - No worries! Always glad to help. I don't know how much it woul…  [+] (7 new replies) 07/02/2015 on A Title +2
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#135 - fitta (07/02/2015) [-]
Wow, you can really see the difference, plus the scar looks badass! I guess for you the loss of shock absorption is no problem then. Yes, I will probably have to speak to a doctor before but I'm not sure about wanting to do it in my area though, the healthcare is one of the worsts in my country (Sweden). Pectus excavatum is kind of like scoliosis but with your ribcage. Mine is bent backwards, hard to explain haha. If you search for pictures on google I think they will show you a better explanation. It makes it hard for me to breathe atleast, I have like 70% compared to 100% lung capacity
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#154 - bknob (07/03/2015) [-]
Did you happen to see my last post before it got removed? I got banned for an hour because of the image..
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#160 - fitta (07/03/2015) [-]
at my profile you can see the comment, but only the first few words. damnit
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#159 - fitta (07/03/2015) [-]
yes, I even replied to it but now it's gone, I can't remember what you or I wrote..
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#161 - bknob (07/03/2015) [-]
Dammit, that sucks. Well if you're interested in more pics of my back, i made an album on imgur so you can actually SEE the surgery without either of us losing our comments or being block imgur.com/a/6h2FY

I had basically said something about how fucked that other condition you have and I'm really sorry to hear about it. I had a problem of my curve crushing my lungs on top of my asthma, but that doesnt even compare to the ribs collapsing..

I thin I also said something about it being a sort of moot point of whether or not to get the surgery. If it causes pain, you should get the surgery, especially if its degenerative. You might have to alter or adapt how you become a police officer, but its better than being one and not being able be at 100% because of the sheer pain. I had to accept that the surgery is NOT something like "oh we fix it and you're totally fine". I nfact its the opposite; the doctor warned me going in that id have more problems coming out. Less severe problems, but still problems. He said the main thing about the surgery is to correct the biggest issue to a point you can still live a sustainable life, regardless of what minor side affects occur. So I had to swallow the fact I wouldn't be able to bend, Id have lower back and neck pain, and basically a huge loss in flexibility, solely for the fact that I did want my curves to get any worse and potentially crush my inner organs. So thats something you may wish to think about in regards to the surgery.
#140 - bknob (07/02/2015) [-]
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Yeah the difference is huge, hard to believe it went unnoticed tbh. The shock absorption definitely isnt as big of a deal - still affects me, but not nearly as much as someone who has a more physical life - like you or someone in sports. My surgeon did say though if I was ever in a car accident, my spine would be 100% safe hahaha.

That's really unfortunate to hear that about the healthcare - I'm really fortunate to live where I do (Canada) and even more so by the circumstances by how I got the surgery. I would have had to wait about a year to even see a surgeon, but my family doctor lived three doors down from a spinal surgeon, who specializes in scoliosis.. So he phoned hi up and got him to see my xrays. I got EXTREMELY lucky and can't even believe it sometimes how It managed to happen. Plus, had I not had healthcare, it would've set us back like 200 grand.

As far as that Pectus excavatum goes..holy fuck. That's intense. I can't even imagine how badly that affects your breathing. My scoliosis was bad enough on mine since the upper curve was crushing my lungs, on top of my asthma, but I couldn't even imagine throwing that shit on top of it all. I'm really sorry to hear that and I really hope you can get a surgeon to help you fix it. Fuck.

Look at it this way though, when I went into the surgery, my doctor told me I'd lose more likely than I'd gain in terms of pain. He said because of how mine worked, I didnt feel any pain, but with the surgery I'd end up having to deal with lower back and neck pain. It was really hard to make the call to go forward knowing that I might end up worse for pain coming out of it. When I thought of surgery, I guess I assumed it was a fix all, but he clarified that its really not. It a fix one major important problem, and potentially create more smaller ones you have to live with. That was a lot to swallow at the time, but then he informed me that the big issue was that my back was getting worse by 2 degrees a year, and by the time I'm 40, the upper curve would reach 120 degrees, enough to crush my lungs, and the lower would end up at 100, enough to cause major nerve damage. So while I have to deal with more pain and problems afterwards, I remind myself that it was indeed 100% worth it. I NEEDED the surgery. It wasn't a choice after I learned that, regardless of how I felt prior. Sometimes, regardless of where you wanna go forward and how the surgery will affect you, you just need to do the surgery, it'll help in the long run with your quality of life. You might not end up being a police officer, at least not how you imagined it at first, but at least you won't be an officer dealing with excruciating pain every day of your life.

Also, the photo is of the procedure itself, I asked the surgeon to take it. The lower part is my shoulders and you can see the titanium rods and screws inside my spine. Sorry if it's a bit graphic for you or anyone else, I don't think there's any real way to label it NSFW without it just automatically showing up.
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#145 - fitta (07/03/2015) [-]
I am glad you went through with the surgery, yours looks much worse than mine, I think atleast. Haven't gotten an x-ray ever, but if it would crush your organs I definitely agree it was worth it! Will mine also get worse or can some stay at the current position? I guess my life and happiness is more worth than a job. I really appreciate your story and words, you sound like a very kind person. I guess putting a job before my happiness and life wouldn't be a good choice in the long run anyway. That picture looks nasty as fuck but it's interesting to see what it looks like and how it's done lol.
#116 - Depends, the doctors try to let you retain as much flexibility…  [+] (9 new replies) 07/02/2015 on A Title +3
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#120 - fitta (07/02/2015) [-]
thank you for the info on this, I am really skeptical about it and I want to become a police. I wonder if that will keep me from achieving my dreams. On top of scoliosis I have pectus excavatum. How old are you by the way? If that matters for the outcome of the surgery I mean. I'd like to see the pictures even if they will discourage me haha. I hope all goes well with your back by the way!
#130 - bknob (07/02/2015) [-]
No worries! Always glad to help. I don't know how much it would affect becoming a police officer, simply because I don't know in depth the physical nature of being one. I know without a doubt bending is an issue right off the bat, you lost most of your mobility to even slouch your back - or I have at least. I can only bend at my waist and my neck, so how that affects being a police officer, I'm not sure. Also, because of that it puts your neck and lower back at higher risk of injury because you lose that compression your back gives you. For example, when I drive over a big bump, I feel it right in my neck because my spine doesn't compress at all and has no shock absorption. Like I said in my last comment though,I can still run and do things to help combat those problems like not being able to bend, its just there are some cases where there's not a lot you can do and I think it will be different on everyone. I am a graphic designer, so I sit at a computer all day, so physical activity is not nearly as important to me as it would be for you. It would be important to discuss that with your surgeon going into it.

What exactly is pectus excavatum? I don't think I've ever heard of that.

I am 21, btw. So I had the advantage of healing decently fast just by being young. I was off my pain pills in about a month (faster than the doctor accounted for, and they give you some intense medication).

This is a picture of before and after from a non-xray point of view. It also shows my scar - the longest incision my surgeon has ever done haha.I also grew two inches from the surgery, which was cool for someone on the more shot side like myself.
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#135 - fitta (07/02/2015) [-]
Wow, you can really see the difference, plus the scar looks badass! I guess for you the loss of shock absorption is no problem then. Yes, I will probably have to speak to a doctor before but I'm not sure about wanting to do it in my area though, the healthcare is one of the worsts in my country (Sweden). Pectus excavatum is kind of like scoliosis but with your ribcage. Mine is bent backwards, hard to explain haha. If you search for pictures on google I think they will show you a better explanation. It makes it hard for me to breathe atleast, I have like 70% compared to 100% lung capacity
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#154 - bknob (07/03/2015) [-]
Did you happen to see my last post before it got removed? I got banned for an hour because of the image..
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#160 - fitta (07/03/2015) [-]
at my profile you can see the comment, but only the first few words. damnit
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#159 - fitta (07/03/2015) [-]
yes, I even replied to it but now it's gone, I can't remember what you or I wrote..
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#161 - bknob (07/03/2015) [-]
Dammit, that sucks. Well if you're interested in more pics of my back, i made an album on imgur so you can actually SEE the surgery without either of us losing our comments or being block imgur.com/a/6h2FY

I had basically said something about how fucked that other condition you have and I'm really sorry to hear about it. I had a problem of my curve crushing my lungs on top of my asthma, but that doesnt even compare to the ribs collapsing..

I thin I also said something about it being a sort of moot point of whether or not to get the surgery. If it causes pain, you should get the surgery, especially if its degenerative. You might have to alter or adapt how you become a police officer, but its better than being one and not being able be at 100% because of the sheer pain. I had to accept that the surgery is NOT something like "oh we fix it and you're totally fine". I nfact its the opposite; the doctor warned me going in that id have more problems coming out. Less severe problems, but still problems. He said the main thing about the surgery is to correct the biggest issue to a point you can still live a sustainable life, regardless of what minor side affects occur. So I had to swallow the fact I wouldn't be able to bend, Id have lower back and neck pain, and basically a huge loss in flexibility, solely for the fact that I did want my curves to get any worse and potentially crush my inner organs. So thats something you may wish to think about in regards to the surgery.
#140 - bknob (07/02/2015) [-]
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Yeah the difference is huge, hard to believe it went unnoticed tbh. The shock absorption definitely isnt as big of a deal - still affects me, but not nearly as much as someone who has a more physical life - like you or someone in sports. My surgeon did say though if I was ever in a car accident, my spine would be 100% safe hahaha.

That's really unfortunate to hear that about the healthcare - I'm really fortunate to live where I do (Canada) and even more so by the circumstances by how I got the surgery. I would have had to wait about a year to even see a surgeon, but my family doctor lived three doors down from a spinal surgeon, who specializes in scoliosis.. So he phoned hi up and got him to see my xrays. I got EXTREMELY lucky and can't even believe it sometimes how It managed to happen. Plus, had I not had healthcare, it would've set us back like 200 grand.

As far as that Pectus excavatum goes..holy fuck. That's intense. I can't even imagine how badly that affects your breathing. My scoliosis was bad enough on mine since the upper curve was crushing my lungs, on top of my asthma, but I couldn't even imagine throwing that shit on top of it all. I'm really sorry to hear that and I really hope you can get a surgeon to help you fix it. Fuck.

Look at it this way though, when I went into the surgery, my doctor told me I'd lose more likely than I'd gain in terms of pain. He said because of how mine worked, I didnt feel any pain, but with the surgery I'd end up having to deal with lower back and neck pain. It was really hard to make the call to go forward knowing that I might end up worse for pain coming out of it. When I thought of surgery, I guess I assumed it was a fix all, but he clarified that its really not. It a fix one major important problem, and potentially create more smaller ones you have to live with. That was a lot to swallow at the time, but then he informed me that the big issue was that my back was getting worse by 2 degrees a year, and by the time I'm 40, the upper curve would reach 120 degrees, enough to crush my lungs, and the lower would end up at 100, enough to cause major nerve damage. So while I have to deal with more pain and problems afterwards, I remind myself that it was indeed 100% worth it. I NEEDED the surgery. It wasn't a choice after I learned that, regardless of how I felt prior. Sometimes, regardless of where you wanna go forward and how the surgery will affect you, you just need to do the surgery, it'll help in the long run with your quality of life. You might not end up being a police officer, at least not how you imagined it at first, but at least you won't be an officer dealing with excruciating pain every day of your life.

Also, the photo is of the procedure itself, I asked the surgeon to take it. The lower part is my shoulders and you can see the titanium rods and screws inside my spine. Sorry if it's a bit graphic for you or anyone else, I don't think there's any real way to label it NSFW without it just automatically showing up.
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#145 - fitta (07/03/2015) [-]
I am glad you went through with the surgery, yours looks much worse than mine, I think atleast. Haven't gotten an x-ray ever, but if it would crush your organs I definitely agree it was worth it! Will mine also get worse or can some stay at the current position? I guess my life and happiness is more worth than a job. I really appreciate your story and words, you sound like a very kind person. I guess putting a job before my happiness and life wouldn't be a good choice in the long run anyway. That picture looks nasty as fuck but it's interesting to see what it looks like and how it's done lol.
#102 - I had a weird case of scoliosis. I had two curves instead of o…  [+] (14 new replies) 07/02/2015 on A Title +8
#156 - anon (07/03/2015) [-]
Posting as an anon because it's personal.

My sister had scoliosis. She went through the surgery but the metal bars got placed a little too high by accident. Now she can't look down properly at her belly button and she has terrible circulation problems. Moving her hands above her chest causes blood to stop flowing to her arms and she's always cold— a symptom of poor circulation. She used to be so sporty and into gymnastics but it's not the same now. She pushes herself to the point where she tends to get hurt or injured and shrugs off all but the worst of pain. I don't know if it's because she is in pain so much of the time (she really is) or because she's become so good at blocking it out.

She loves to be outside but now there is the fear she might one day become paralyzed. All this and the pressure from high school where she's very self-conscious so she doesn't want to use the elevator or use a rolling backpack and she spends hours trying to complete her homework that she doesn't really get... It's why she's so high-strung. And yet out of all of us she is always looking for the bright side... but mostly by ignoring the bad or focusing only on what she wants to focus on. She really does bubble over with happiness at times and is the "strongest" Christian in our family second to my Mom and my Mom's grandparents. She's easily the most motherly of my siblings and the most outgoing as well.

I'm really concerned at how she's going to do in life on her own but she's got two and a few more years until then. I really hope she can keep everything together. I really wish I could manage to help her.

Strange. Life can be so strange.

I would still recommend the surgery to anyone who suffers from it. Her bars are titanium and don't set of airport metal detectors. I just wanted to say that to someone. None of her friends know the full extent of it and I've never told anyone who wasn't family.
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#109 - fitta (07/02/2015) [-]
I also have scoliosis, and it's not that severe but I haven't gone through any surgery, yet atleast. Will it be harder to do physical abilities and such? I'm thinking about exercising or lifting. If anybody knows I'd love to read your response.
#117 - anon (07/02/2015) [-]
I haven't had it myself, but my ex had the op whilst i was going out with her a few years back. Her back was't too bad but got slowly worse as it got closer to the operation. After she had it it took her a few weeks to get to walking then months to driving and being normal (with a lot of pain thrown in between those times). She could do exercise after a few months I think, basically once she was capable of moving about without pain. Cardio was absolutely fine but I imagine you'd be fine with lifting once it was fully healed, the only thing is if you wanted to do gymnastics or something in case you're one of those kinds of faggots as your back is practically fused straight.
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#136 - fitta (07/02/2015) [-]
I see, no gymnastics for me but I do want to become a police officer, I guess it would be bad for me to go through with it then. I can live with it though, since it's not that severe.
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#116 - bknob (07/02/2015) [-]
Depends, the doctors try to let you retain as much flexibility as possible by not fusing every vertebrae. I lost a ton of mobility from my surgery, I for example can't bend over to tie my shoes and I'm fully healed. However, I can counter that by doing exercises that help me gain flexibility in other pats of my body like my hips. Its a long haul for recovery though, mine was about nine months and the first half was doing virtually nothing but sitting and moving as much as possible. I have no actual major pain except for my lower back from sitting in awkward chairs (my back doesn't bend or form to oddly shaped or even half height chairs) and my neck, which hurts from staring down for too long. Those are likely the side affects that will affect you the most from the post-surgery. I can finally run, lift heavy things and do normal things now and it has no major affect on me except for that I get sore faster than normal, but like anything its just a matter of training and working at it.

In short, during the recovery, you won't be able to do much at all and it'll take a fair while before you're able to, everyone heals at different rates. But after all is said and done, the only major problems come from lower back and neck pains. Normal activities will be slightly affected, but nothing you can't train and work at to make it better.

I'm willing to answer any questions you have on it! I just finished my recovery about a month ago. I enjoy discussing it - I've also got other pictures if you want to see of the procedure (I have one of my back opened up and one of the traction they do just prior to surgery).
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#120 - fitta (07/02/2015) [-]
thank you for the info on this, I am really skeptical about it and I want to become a police. I wonder if that will keep me from achieving my dreams. On top of scoliosis I have pectus excavatum. How old are you by the way? If that matters for the outcome of the surgery I mean. I'd like to see the pictures even if they will discourage me haha. I hope all goes well with your back by the way!
#130 - bknob (07/02/2015) [-]
No worries! Always glad to help. I don't know how much it would affect becoming a police officer, simply because I don't know in depth the physical nature of being one. I know without a doubt bending is an issue right off the bat, you lost most of your mobility to even slouch your back - or I have at least. I can only bend at my waist and my neck, so how that affects being a police officer, I'm not sure. Also, because of that it puts your neck and lower back at higher risk of injury because you lose that compression your back gives you. For example, when I drive over a big bump, I feel it right in my neck because my spine doesn't compress at all and has no shock absorption. Like I said in my last comment though,I can still run and do things to help combat those problems like not being able to bend, its just there are some cases where there's not a lot you can do and I think it will be different on everyone. I am a graphic designer, so I sit at a computer all day, so physical activity is not nearly as important to me as it would be for you. It would be important to discuss that with your surgeon going into it.

What exactly is pectus excavatum? I don't think I've ever heard of that.

I am 21, btw. So I had the advantage of healing decently fast just by being young. I was off my pain pills in about a month (faster than the doctor accounted for, and they give you some intense medication).

This is a picture of before and after from a non-xray point of view. It also shows my scar - the longest incision my surgeon has ever done haha.I also grew two inches from the surgery, which was cool for someone on the more shot side like myself.
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#135 - fitta (07/02/2015) [-]
Wow, you can really see the difference, plus the scar looks badass! I guess for you the loss of shock absorption is no problem then. Yes, I will probably have to speak to a doctor before but I'm not sure about wanting to do it in my area though, the healthcare is one of the worsts in my country (Sweden). Pectus excavatum is kind of like scoliosis but with your ribcage. Mine is bent backwards, hard to explain haha. If you search for pictures on google I think they will show you a better explanation. It makes it hard for me to breathe atleast, I have like 70% compared to 100% lung capacity
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#154 - bknob (07/03/2015) [-]
Did you happen to see my last post before it got removed? I got banned for an hour because of the image..
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#160 - fitta (07/03/2015) [-]
at my profile you can see the comment, but only the first few words. damnit
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#159 - fitta (07/03/2015) [-]
yes, I even replied to it but now it's gone, I can't remember what you or I wrote..
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#161 - bknob (07/03/2015) [-]
Dammit, that sucks. Well if you're interested in more pics of my back, i made an album on imgur so you can actually SEE the surgery without either of us losing our comments or being block imgur.com/a/6h2FY

I had basically said something about how fucked that other condition you have and I'm really sorry to hear about it. I had a problem of my curve crushing my lungs on top of my asthma, but that doesnt even compare to the ribs collapsing..

I thin I also said something about it being a sort of moot point of whether or not to get the surgery. If it causes pain, you should get the surgery, especially if its degenerative. You might have to alter or adapt how you become a police officer, but its better than being one and not being able be at 100% because of the sheer pain. I had to accept that the surgery is NOT something like "oh we fix it and you're totally fine". I nfact its the opposite; the doctor warned me going in that id have more problems coming out. Less severe problems, but still problems. He said the main thing about the surgery is to correct the biggest issue to a point you can still live a sustainable life, regardless of what minor side affects occur. So I had to swallow the fact I wouldn't be able to bend, Id have lower back and neck pain, and basically a huge loss in flexibility, solely for the fact that I did want my curves to get any worse and potentially crush my inner organs. So thats something you may wish to think about in regards to the surgery.
#140 - bknob (07/02/2015) [-]
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Yeah the difference is huge, hard to believe it went unnoticed tbh. The shock absorption definitely isnt as big of a deal - still affects me, but not nearly as much as someone who has a more physical life - like you or someone in sports. My surgeon did say though if I was ever in a car accident, my spine would be 100% safe hahaha.

That's really unfortunate to hear that about the healthcare - I'm really fortunate to live where I do (Canada) and even more so by the circumstances by how I got the surgery. I would have had to wait about a year to even see a surgeon, but my family doctor lived three doors down from a spinal surgeon, who specializes in scoliosis.. So he phoned hi up and got him to see my xrays. I got EXTREMELY lucky and can't even believe it sometimes how It managed to happen. Plus, had I not had healthcare, it would've set us back like 200 grand.

As far as that Pectus excavatum goes..holy fuck. That's intense. I can't even imagine how badly that affects your breathing. My scoliosis was bad enough on mine since the upper curve was crushing my lungs, on top of my asthma, but I couldn't even imagine throwing that shit on top of it all. I'm really sorry to hear that and I really hope you can get a surgeon to help you fix it. Fuck.

Look at it this way though, when I went into the surgery, my doctor told me I'd lose more likely than I'd gain in terms of pain. He said because of how mine worked, I didnt feel any pain, but with the surgery I'd end up having to deal with lower back and neck pain. It was really hard to make the call to go forward knowing that I might end up worse for pain coming out of it. When I thought of surgery, I guess I assumed it was a fix all, but he clarified that its really not. It a fix one major important problem, and potentially create more smaller ones you have to live with. That was a lot to swallow at the time, but then he informed me that the big issue was that my back was getting worse by 2 degrees a year, and by the time I'm 40, the upper curve would reach 120 degrees, enough to crush my lungs, and the lower would end up at 100, enough to cause major nerve damage. So while I have to deal with more pain and problems afterwards, I remind myself that it was indeed 100% worth it. I NEEDED the surgery. It wasn't a choice after I learned that, regardless of how I felt prior. Sometimes, regardless of where you wanna go forward and how the surgery will affect you, you just need to do the surgery, it'll help in the long run with your quality of life. You might not end up being a police officer, at least not how you imagined it at first, but at least you won't be an officer dealing with excruciating pain every day of your life.

Also, the photo is of the procedure itself, I asked the surgeon to take it. The lower part is my shoulders and you can see the titanium rods and screws inside my spine. Sorry if it's a bit graphic for you or anyone else, I don't think there's any real way to label it NSFW without it just automatically showing up.
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#145 - fitta (07/03/2015) [-]
I am glad you went through with the surgery, yours looks much worse than mine, I think atleast. Haven't gotten an x-ray ever, but if it would crush your organs I definitely agree it was worth it! Will mine also get worse or can some stay at the current position? I guess my life and happiness is more worth than a job. I really appreciate your story and words, you sound like a very kind person. I guess putting a job before my happiness and life wouldn't be a good choice in the long run anyway. That picture looks nasty as fuck but it's interesting to see what it looks like and how it's done lol.