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  1. 249643 Another one. Thanks. Things are on...

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    Another one.

    Thanks. Things are on track. Saw the surgeon a few weeks back- the focus now is on rebuilding my core while everything continues to fuse over the next 1-2 months. I've been on...
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    I disagree with "you'll never get rich working...

    I disagree with "you'll never get rich working for someone else". You need to be skilled/educated, and that probably means having some of the other advantages mentioned elsewhere, but it's still...
  3. I decided to go through with the decompression...

    I decided to go through with the decompression and fusion on Wednesday. I'll be leaving the hospital today or tomorrow morning. Final hardware arrangement is 4 screws, 2 rods and a cage. The lower 2...
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    Yup, 15-20 a week here. Delicious.

    Yup, 15-20 a week here. Delicious.
  5. At least I'm not overthinking it..... I got a...

    At least I'm not overthinking it.....

    I got a letter from the surgeon yesterday with more details. Scans are stable but show severe stenosis, and the change in symptoms sounds like an "L5 nerve...
  6. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    226050226054 Shelby runs our house and got...

    226050226054


    Shelby runs our house and got to enjoy a rare snow day today. We adopted her about 5 years ago - her previous owners said she had too much energy. She's still a maniac.
  7. Huh, I'd wondered about the Mister/Doctor...

    Huh, I'd wondered about the Mister/Doctor distinction.

    I found out I can get a physician to physician second opinion through my US health system (for $$$ of course)- need to decide if that's...
  8. And appreciate the input, I knew that some of the...

    And appreciate the input, I knew that some of the dentists here had other medical hobbies...
  9. A few more details- The doctor that I've been...

    A few more details-
    The doctor that I've been seeing is a spinal fellow.
    The recommendation is a L4-L5-S1 fusion, on the basis that the L5 has slipped/worn to the point that there isn't much to...
  10. And on the yoga- I don't do anything that induces...

    And on the yoga- I don't do anything that induces pain. Most poses are fine, lying flat on my back is undoable though.
  11. Went to the doc- surgery recommended. The main...

    Went to the doc- surgery recommended. The main concern is the pinching of the nerves as they make a sharp turn to get over my tailbone- the narrowing is very obvious on the MRI. One plus is that...
  12. Thanks. I do lots of core work, yoga, have done...

    Thanks. I do lots of core work, yoga, have done physiotherapy, etc. Things actually aren't bad when I'm moving - the real problem is trying to sit for more than a couple minutes at a stretch. I've...
  13. Another spine thread: spondylolisthesis surgery

    Background info: I'm 30 now, first started experiencing back pain about 15 years ago. Skier, MTBer like everyone else here. I was diagnosed about 8 years ago with a grade 4 (~75% slip)...
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    223567 More beauty than speed. Living in the...

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    More beauty than speed. Living in the UK for a couple years and couldn't not get one. Water magically turns to oil as it leaks through the roof and comes out on the driveway but it's...
  15. Heh heh, yeah.... that's definitely why I was...

    Heh heh, yeah.... that's definitely why I was looking at that.... Got you good!
  16. This fits here: TFr30p0aZl0

    This fits here:

    TFr30p0aZl0
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    Nice, I miss my SV. I went from 2 bikes at this...

    Nice, I miss my SV. I went from 2 bikes at this point last year to none now, I'm itching pretty badly. I see a mid-70s Honda joining the family pretty soon.
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    In for a medium roadie

    In for a medium roadie
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    They're fine if you like how they look and want a...

    They're fine if you like how they look and want a cheap watch. Know that they're not a $495 watch though...
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    Gnarly....

    Gnarly....
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    Awesome.

    Awesome.
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    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UJPIIisufVE/URh...

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UJPIIisufVE/URhpqUcX2AI/AAAAAAAAAJI/yX6IuaaBbVM/s640/20130209_190701.jpg

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    This one

    This one
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    I'll step up. $16.

    I'll step up. $16.
  25. Thread: Cheap Gear

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    And the spyder pants are gone. Thanks for playing!

    And the spyder pants are gone. Thanks for playing!
  26. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Yep, it's pretty crazy. I'm happy to do my part...

    Yep, it's pretty crazy. I'm happy to do my part in enforcing the idiot tax though.
  27. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    And the answer is.... local gun show. Now's the...

    And the answer is.... local gun show. Now's the time to sell if you have some toys to spare.
  28. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Let's assume that one had some of this scary...

    Let's assume that one had some of this scary stuff lying around (spare AR, Pmags, XM193), what would be the best place to cash in on this hysteria? Local show? Gunbroker?
  29. Thread: Cheap Gear

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    AD Pants are gone. Spyders are still for sale.

    AD Pants are gone. Spyders are still for sale.
  30. Just pulled the trigger on 2 pairs. We'll see how...

    Just pulled the trigger on 2 pairs. We'll see how they turn out.
  31. Thread: Cheap Gear

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    DC Pants and Oakley jacket are sold. Still have...

    DC Pants and Oakley jacket are sold. Still have the AD and Spyder pants. Time for someone to pony up for some green pants.
  32. Thread: Cheap Gear

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    Columbia pants and DNA Jacket are sold

    Columbia pants and DNA Jacket are sold
  33. Thread: Cheap Gear

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    Sale pending on the DNA jacket and Columbia pants

    Sale pending on the DNA jacket and Columbia pants
  34. Thread: Cheap Gear

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    Cloudveil pants are sold.

    Cloudveil pants are sold.
  35. Thread: Cheap Gear

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    Very shitty. PM sent.

    Very shitty. PM sent.
  36. Thread: Cheap Gear

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    Yes they are hideous, perfect for a Tropical...

    Yes they are hideous, perfect for a Tropical Fruit Skittles outfit. And they're ~36.

    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/523175_10102491789415924_545751135_n.jpg
  37. Thread: Cheap Gear

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    Cheap Gear

    I've got too much shit and need to get rid of it. Here is some cheap mid-range gear so you can get out of your Wranglers and Starter jacket. I'm 5'8, 160 and it all fits me. Feel free to lowball.
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    They couldn't review because the flag was thrown?...

    They couldn't review because the flag was thrown? That's bullshit.
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    How about that call?

    How about that call?
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    Good thread. I'm getting ready to do my first...

    Good thread. I'm getting ready to do my first mount with some binding freedom inserts. What is the consensus on DIN/function checks after a garage mount?
  41. This. My gf and I went during the ice fest for...

    This. My gf and I went during the ice fest for our first time ice climbing and had a great time.
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    Brewed my first all grain batch Saturday. Did it...

    Brewed my first all grain batch Saturday. Did it BIAB, the efficiency was better than I expected. It's a Bell's 2 Hearted clone that's bubbling away happily now.
  43. Classic. Greg delivers, again. And it keeps...

    Classic. Greg delivers, again.

    And it keeps coming.
  44. Awesome...........

    Awesome...........
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    I let my buddy drive my car a couple times......

    I let my buddy drive my car a couple times......
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    One green roadie vote. I like the mountains and...

    One green roadie vote. I like the mountains and I'd rather be skiing, don't mind the tgr logo and I'm not a big fan of the rocket.
  47. Yes.......

    Yes.......
  48. I hired on with one of the oil majors. ME here as...

    I hired on with one of the oil majors. ME here as well. I'm on my third year in tx and don't know how much longer it will last. I like the job a lot though.

    From what I've seen, most people that...
  49. I interviewed with them but took a different job...

    I interviewed with them but took a different job in the same industry. The engineers that I know that went the service company route seem to like it. The pay is better than most other industries and...
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    Nuts. Looked like he was cartwheeling pretty good.

    Nuts. Looked like he was cartwheeling pretty good.
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