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Re: Where are you heading?

Post by The Troglodyte » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:36 pm

Bleeding Star wrote:How about now?
Angelfish wrote:I don't know what ADR means but I hope that you're fine :)
Well, it has been a year, so yes, I have been drinking my fair share of brews.

ADR stands for artificial disc replacement, and it was indeed a lifesaver. After my injury, my quality of life plummeted; I had severe back and neck pain, plus a pinched nerve which limited function in my left arm and left my left hand numb and left weak. After my surgery and physical therapy, I'm so much better and back to normal, and I feel I've made a 100% recovery, although hospital bills depleted much of my savings, and I say the word "left" constantly.
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Re: Where are you heading?

Post by Angelfish » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:00 pm

The Troglodyte wrote:
Bleeding Star wrote:How about now?
Angelfish wrote:I don't know what ADR means but I hope that you're fine :)
Well, it has been a year, so yes, I have been drinking my fair share of brews.

ADR stands for artificial disc replacement, and it was indeed a lifesaver. After my injury, my quality of life plummeted; I had severe back and neck pain, plus a pinched nerve which limited function in my left arm and left my left hand numb and left weak. After my surgery and physical therapy, I'm so much better and back to normal, and I feel I've made a 100% recovery, although hospital bills depleted much of my savings, and I say the word "left" constantly.
Thanks for the explanation. Even though us non-native speakers can read and write English quite well, acronyms are always troublesome since we don't use the same ones in our native languages.
I'm glad to see you're alright, sad to see that the bills didn't get covered :'(.

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Re: Where are you heading?

Post by krulle » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:49 pm

Oh geez, I missed your announcement.
I'm happy that it went well, and you're on the way to recovery.

edit: fell into the trap of a necro....

Anyway, glad you got better....!

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Re: Where are you heading?

Post by Bleeding Star » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:50 am

Good to hear. A life without beer is no life at all.

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Re: Where are you heading?

Post by The Troglodyte » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:41 pm

Angelfish wrote:Thanks for the explanation. Even though us non-native speakers can read and write English quite well, acronyms are always troublesome since we don't use the same ones in our native languages.
I sometimes forget since so many of our members are very fluent in English, a language which has many pitfalls and weird intricacies (especially the Americanized dialect). I think I now have a better understanding as to why "walls of text" can be annoying at times.
krulle wrote:Oh geez, I missed your announcement.
I'm happy that it went well, and you're on the way to recovery.
Yeah, it had been a while since Bleeding Star had last visited, so since it was last August when my surgery took place, it may have seemed to appear as if it just recently happened.
Bleeding Star wrote:Good to hear. A life without beer is no life at all.
Truer words have never been spoken. ;)
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Re: Where are you heading?

Post by Angelfish » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:36 pm

The Troglodyte wrote:
Angelfish wrote:Thanks for the explanation. Even though us non-native speakers can read and write English quite well, acronyms are always troublesome since we don't use the same ones in our native languages.
I sometimes forget since so many of our members are very fluent in English, a language which has many pitfalls and weird intricacies (especially the Americanized dialect). I think I now have a better understanding as to why "walls of text" can be annoying at times.
I know, but acronyms rarely mean anything unless they are the same in the daily languag that people speak :).

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Re: Where are you heading?

Post by Bleeding Star » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:14 am

Angelfish wrote:I don't know what ADR means but I hope that you're fine :)
I was going with Audio Digital Recording or something, and I'm a native speaker.

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Re: Where are you heading?

Post by The Troglodyte » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:44 pm

Bleeding Star wrote:
Angelfish wrote:I don't know what ADR means but I hope that you're fine :)
I was going with Audio Digital Recording or something, and I'm a native speaker.
I'm not even really sure why I called it that, but it was probably because I heard the doctors use the abbreviated term so often, and also because I was too distracted by the prospect of confronting my own mortality.

Watch out Bleeding Star! If you become any more perfect... you're going to turn into an Ilwrath!
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Re: Where are you heading?

Post by palmpet » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:00 am

Well I'm currently at a family friends house due to hurricane Irma.
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Re: Where are you heading?

Post by krulle » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:57 am

That sounds....
good, cause you seem to be alive and healthy (and I sincerely hope, everyone you love is healthy too).
bad, cause it sounds like your home is not available right now. (But I do hope your home survived the storm well. If not, I sincerely hope the insurance will not make a fuss.)

I wish you strength!

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