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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #899 on: January 10, 2017, 11:00:12 PM »

Spike,

Do you think you would still be feeling these effects if you had stopped at a more conservative number with your lengthening, say 5cm?  You've intimated a few times that perhaps you "pushed it" a bit by going for 7 cm.
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« Reply #900 on: January 11, 2017, 04:48:22 PM »

Spike,

Do you think you would still be feeling these effects if you had stopped at a more conservative number with your lengthening, say 5cm?  You've intimated a few times that perhaps you "pushed it" a bit by going for 7 cm.

I'm sure. However, just 5cm wasn't enough for me. I wanted to hit around 173 or 5'8", and I did. That was my goal. Those last 2cm were very important to me, and I don't regret pushing myself to 7cm but am glad I knew enough to stop then and not try for 7.5cm or 8cm (as much as I wanted to at the time).
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #901 on: January 14, 2017, 04:07:42 PM »

hello yellowspike?

was your bone consolidation fast or average?? how much time between the day you finish clicking and walking without crutches??
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« Reply #902 on: January 18, 2017, 12:34:48 PM »

so the hardest part was past 6.5cm gain?? (you did 6.5cm in 8 weeks right?)
were you very flexible before the operation? able to touch the ground with the palm of your hands when standing leg straight??
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #903 on: January 18, 2017, 03:01:13 PM »

I did about 7cm. It got very hard around 6cm for me. My bone consolidation was fine for my right leg, but for some reason, much slower for my right leg (I'm actually still consolidating now, if you can believe that, on my left leg). My left leg still continues to make improvements.

I was able to reach down and touch the floor with the palms of my hands before getting LL, and for the past year, I've been able to do it post LL as well. My flexibility was above average before LL, but I worked at it.

The only real complaints I have from the surgery are the recurring pain I get in my right leg and (due to having longer femurs) it being harder to do certain exercises (such as squats) properly. I can still squat, but can barely hit parallel, and that's with a much wider stance. It's annoying, but whatever...I wanted to be taller, and I got it.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #904 on: January 18, 2017, 10:52:25 PM »

Hey YellowSpike. It's good to hear that you enjoy the benefits of your surgery and think it was the right decision. Just goes to show once more that this surgery, under the right circumstances, can make sense and improve one's life. All the best to you.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #905 on: January 18, 2017, 10:59:29 PM »

Hello Yellowspike!
i happy for you, you doing great. you say left leg still healing. you did that bone graft you write about?
What helped to improve healing? Why right leg heal fast and left not?
Thanks!
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #906 on: February 28, 2017, 10:08:04 PM »

Still dealing with the recurring pain in my right leg (right knee area - lower quads sometimes down into my ankles). Dr. Rozbruch thinks this will resolve when the rod comes out (my right leg is fully healed and the rod can come out whenever). I've pressed him several times on this, and he seems to be sticking to his story. I'm not so sure...I hope he's right. I'm trying to suck it up and not get the rod out until the fall so I can enjoy spring/summer without any restrictions.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #907 on: February 28, 2017, 10:12:02 PM »

I'm having my rod removed as well

Honestly, I doubt either of us see much of a difference but I'll be very happy if proved wrong

Still dealing with the recurring pain in my right leg (right knee area - lower quads sometimes down into my ankles). Dr. Rozbruch thinks this will resolve when the rod comes out (my right leg is fully healed and the rod can come out whenever). I've pressed him several times on this, and he seems to be sticking to his story. I'm not so sure...I hope he's right. I'm trying to suck it up and not get the rod out until the fall so I can enjoy spring/summer without any restrictions.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #908 on: March 01, 2017, 05:20:47 AM »

Hi YellowSpike
Do you regret going to Dr. guichet? He's always been my choice. I need your advice.
thanks
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #909 on: March 01, 2017, 06:07:41 AM »

Hi YellowSpike
Do you regret going to Dr. guichet? He's always been my choice. I need your advice.
thanks

No
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #911 on: March 01, 2017, 02:30:18 PM »

I don't regret doing LL or going to Guichet at all. It was something I had to do. I had to get taller. 166/5'5" and some change is just an unacceptable height. Honestly it's like night and day. I'm actually very happy with my height now. I just need this recurring knee pain to go away.

Before LL, I already had a contracture there, and was a bit "bowed" in just my right leg. This exacerbated it. I'm doing PT right now to try and improve my hip flexibility, as well as my internal dorsiflexion and ankle mobility to see if this helps it. One day at a time. I will get there.

Even in times when I have pain, I still don't regret my decision. Anything below 5'7" for a guy is very, very, very bad. And nothing will ever change that.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #912 on: March 01, 2017, 03:16:02 PM »

I don't regret doing LL or going to Guichet at all. It was something I had to do. I had to get taller. 166/5'5" and some change is just an unacceptable height. Honestly it's like night and day. I'm actually very happy with my height now. I just need this recurring knee pain to go away.

Before LL, I already had a contracture there, and was a bit "bowed" in just my right leg. This exacerbated it. I'm doing PT right now to try and improve my hip flexibility, as well as my internal dorsiflexion and ankle mobility to see if this helps it. One day at a time. I will get there.

Even in times when I have pain, I still don't regret my decision. Anything below 5'7" for a guy is very, very, very bad. And nothing will ever change that.

Do you believe this situation of "very, very, very bad" will shift towards, and over 5'7'' one day? With all this talk of "the younger generation getting taller", do you sometimes fear that being 5'8'' will at one point in time feel like 5'5'' felt before?
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #913 on: March 01, 2017, 04:04:50 PM »

Do you believe this situation of "very, very, very bad" will shift towards, and over 5'7'' one day? With all this talk of "the younger generation getting taller", do you sometimes fear that being 5'8'' will at one point in time feel like 5'5'' felt before?

I believe there will be a shift of ~2" within the next generation or two but the shift will not increase substantially again until far into the future and gene editing/growth becomes available and the norm and then most men will likely be 6 feet and over. Regardless, 5'8" is perceived as much better than 5'5" by most as 5'5" is noticeable and 5'8" is much less so - 3 inches is a substantial amount.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #914 on: March 01, 2017, 04:09:33 PM »

I believe there will be a shift of ~2" within the next generation or two but the shift will not increase substantially again until far into the future and gene editing/growth becomes available and the norm and then most men will likely be 6 feet and over. Regardless, 5'8" is perceived as much better than 5'5" by most as 5'5" is noticeable and 5'8" is much less so - 3 inches is a substantial amount.

Actually, during my severe height neurosis days I read a lot of articles. And it seems that the height average has maxed out.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #915 on: March 01, 2017, 04:13:30 PM »

Actually, during my severe height neurosis days I read a lot of articles. And it seems that the height average has maxed out.

Sorry, let me clarify - I believe the shift will be one of perception of height of what is perceived as 'good and bad' rather than an actual increase of height. I agree and have also read research that suggests average height has reached a plateau in developed countries due to better healthcare, nutrition and lifestyle. I believe the perception of height will shift 2" i.e. 6'0" will be perceived as 5'10" is now and become relatively average, 6'2" as the new 6'0" and so forth. This is purely hypothesis or it may just be that society is becoming more height obsessed and superficial.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #916 on: March 01, 2017, 04:23:14 PM »

Sorry, let me clarify - I believe the shift will be one of perception of height of what is perceived as 'good and bad' rather than an actual increase of height. I agree and have also read research that suggests average height has reached a plateau in developed countries due to better healthcare, nutrition and lifestyle. I believe the perception of height will shift 2" i.e. 6'0" will be perceived as 5'10" is now and become relatively average, 6'2" as the new 6'0" and so forth. This is purely hypothesis or it may just be that society is becoming more height obsessed and superficial.

This will be my last comment on this diary (not wanting to hijack it).

 I don't believe that will be the case as even today, 6'2 or 188cm is considered very tall (in a good way I mean). If the average height has indeed plateaued, than 5'7 will still be 5'7 and 5'10 will still be 5'10.
 Since I was a kid I remember 180cm being a desired height and even now 20 years later it remained the same in non netherland and Aryanic Europe...

Also, since getting "cured" of this neurosis I started to notice that there are also a lot of older folks who are tall (almost just as much as the young generation). So again, this "young generation is getting much taller" is bullcrap (in the developed world).
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #917 on: March 01, 2017, 05:09:33 PM »

I honestly care very little about height anymore. I'm quite happy with 5'8". No issues attracting women now whatsoever (even did pretty well before LL). At this point, no more LL. I just need this recurring knee pain to go away. Then I will be good to go.
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Re: Yellowspike - Dr. Guichet, Internal Femurs, Late 2014
« Reply #918 on: March 01, 2017, 05:25:53 PM »

I don't see why, unless people were growing much taller, people's perceptions of "ideal" heights would shift up. Height is a relative sort of thing.
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