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Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« on: December 14, 2014, 09:29:06 PM »

Ok folks...my big day is tomorrow at 7am. I'm not nervous one bit because I have literally gone through hell this past week after arriving in London. Will discuss more later. I am shooting for around 6.5-7cm (currently 167cm morning/166cm night). I am a Caucasian American male, in my very early 30s.

I did the pre-training in Milano, and achieved an increase of 55% muscle strength over 3.5 weeks (most patients get 25%-35% I am told). Holla.

Wish me luck!  ;D
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2014, 09:30:50 PM »

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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2014, 09:31:57 PM »

Good luck Yellowspike!!!

Wish I was there with you!

Keep us updated.  :)
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2014, 09:58:23 PM »

Good luck Yellowspike!!!

Wish I was there with you!

Keep us updated.  :)

Thanks pal :)

I should add that my main inspiration for choosing Dr. G is ShyShy. I'm aiming to be ShyShy part 2 ;)

I was also impressed with how Dr. G handled Leechlet...another reason I'm here.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 10:05:39 PM »

Congrats dude, I am happy you took the plunge. Before you know it you will be on a plane home feeling very accomplished.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 10:29:55 PM »

Congrats dude, I am happy you took the plunge. Before you know it you will be on a plane home feeling very accomplished.

Thanks PD! Talking to you these past few months definitely helped get me over the hump to just do it.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2014, 10:56:04 PM »

Good luck!  ;)
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2014, 11:43:08 PM »

Good luck!  ;)

Thank you very much Chris/Up! Your diary last year was a huge inspiration for me bro.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2014, 11:58:47 PM »

You lucky dog.  I wish I could've afforded Guichet. ;)

Best of luck to you, although you won't need it with such a great surgeon.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2014, 12:05:08 AM »

You lucky dog.  I wish I could've afforded Guichet. ;)

Best of luck to you, although you won't need it with such a great surgeon.

Haha thank you MDoW! He's definitely not cheap....cheaper than Paley and Rozbruch, but not by that much (Rozbruch is worse due to crazy hospital fees). I will definitely be working hard the next few years to recoup, though luckily it didn't break the bank by any means. I guess the one good thing about doing LL after your 20s is that you have more cash. Though all else equal, I wish I was 25 and doing this hehe
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2014, 12:26:50 AM »

how did you keep enough money aside, and how long did it take you.
As a french i d love to it with him, but i would have to save money for 8 years  :o, maybe more, unless i get paid 20 000 euros a month, which is impossible lol (i'm an engineer, if i can find a job in uk, i could be paid 3000 £ a month or about 3800 euros, it would be great)
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2014, 12:56:35 AM »

Good luck, YellowSpike. Hope everything goes as smoothly as it possibly can.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2014, 04:15:15 AM »


First please consider 5-6 cm for better recovery
Then if your body could accept more then slightly increase
Please go to old forum  and read Jay7 diary that is valueble diary

Good luck
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2014, 04:17:02 AM »

Thanks pal :)

I should add that my main inspiration for choosing Dr. G is ShyShy. I'm aiming to be ShyShy part 2 ;)

I was also impressed with how Dr. G handled Leechlet...another reason I'm here.
How could he handle Leelchet case?
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2014, 07:37:19 AM »

In my hospital room now waiting to be taken to the "theater."

I REALLY need a sedative.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2014, 11:10:17 AM »

Hi, I am trying to contact the clinic to arrange a consultation. I got one email about a month ago, one day after enquiring but not received an email the second time after asking for a consultation. I tried ringing them but it goes to voicemail. I was wondering which is the best way to book a consulation?
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2014, 11:27:52 AM »

good luck bro!

how much is the cost?

i heard good things about him!!

is it precice nail?
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2014, 11:28:59 AM »

Thanks pal :)

I should add that my main inspiration for choosing Dr. G is ShyShy. I'm aiming to be ShyShy part 2 ;)

I was also impressed with how Dr. G handled Leechlet...another reason I'm here.

what happened with shyshy? he acheived full athletic abilities?
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2014, 12:18:25 PM »

you're getting operated in London?
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2014, 03:32:07 PM »

Best wishes, not sure on time zones but you either had your operation or should be soon!
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2014, 04:09:31 PM »

My surgery ended about 2 hours ago and I am doing super! No pain, and did the bike for 20 minutes right after, and have been walking with crutches. So glad it's over..l I am so tired!
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« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2014, 04:46:23 PM »

My surgery ended about 2 hours ago and I am doing super! No pain, and did the bike for 20 minutes right after, and have been walking with crutches. So glad it's over..l I am so tired!



get well soon! the next few days might be painful but those who do with dr guichet are given sufficent painkillrs so theres no pain

how much doess this cost bro?
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2014, 05:18:02 PM »

Good luck man its great to hear from a Guichet patient. Will you keep us updated on your recovery?
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2014, 05:50:35 PM »

The guys. So tired. Gonna try to bike again soon and crutches to bathroom. Pain is a 1/10 when I sit still, 4-5/10 when I move. But I'm due for pain meds and on nothing right now. And NO CATHETER! Must've been taken out before I came to lol
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2014, 07:42:08 PM »

Just went to the bathroom on my own using crutches and washed my face. Then did the bike a second time for 40 minutes. I've had no pain killers since around 2pm (it's almost 8 now), but only painful when I have to move my legs (4-6/10 pain). In a bit I'm gonna go to the bathroom again to brush my teeth and floss lol
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2014, 07:54:27 PM »

badass yellowspike.
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« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2014, 08:04:12 PM »

badass yellowspike.

Thanks man. I have to be. I'm psyching myself out and pushing myself constantly for my mental well-being. Maybe I can even skip over using the walker...would be awesome if I could.

Going to the bathroom and bending was painful, but instead of "OMG this hurts!" I just kept repeating that pain is pain and that I could do it.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2014, 09:01:11 PM »

Hi, I am trying to contact the clinic to arrange a consultation. I got one email about a month ago, one day after enquiring but not received an email the second time after asking for a consultation. I tried ringing them but it goes to voicemail. I was wondering which is the best way to book a consulation?

The only advice I can say is to just hang in there, he will get to his emails eventually. I'm also trying to arrange for a consultation with Dr. Guichet and the email back and forth is sporadic, too. Sometimes it's an immediate response, sometimes it takes him over a week. I suppose that it's just the tempo of how things are done in Europe.

In Guichet's own words, to me:
"I am sorry for the delay to answer your emails, but, as you understand, I always want to personally answer personally my patients personally, and this can take some time, because of my  commitments."

Also, I would say it takes a bit of time before he warms up to you (I've noticed this, doing business with French people), which is totally understandable. I'm sure he gets a never-ending wave of newb emails everyday and it takes time for him to recognize which ones are sincere and which ones are "just browsing". 
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2014, 01:47:08 AM »

Remember when I said the pain wasn't bad? It is tonight! I can't piss in those bottles they give you for the life of me, so I had to crutch it to the bathroom again. OUCH. 8/10 this time. They just gave me some morphine so it's soothed it a bit.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2014, 01:52:36 AM »

I'm a little confused about how you had no pain at first? It was the same for me but thats because I had an epidural. The moment that came out... Geeze.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2014, 02:34:26 AM »

Good luck!
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