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Purushrottam

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Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« on: September 09, 2017, 01:06:44 AM »

Hello LL Forum,

  I am scheduled for a Femoral Limb Lengthening with Dr. Paley on September 26th, 2017. I am currently 5'5.5 (166 cm). I'm hoping to get an 8 cm increase. I'll update this diary as I progress through this. If anyone has any questions, feel free to post here.
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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 01:28:03 AM »

Thank you for sharing and the best of luck with your surgery.  Please keep us posted.  Would love to hear about your journey.

What is your age?  Why did you choose Dr. Paley vs. other US doctors?

Thank you.    All the best!
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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 04:48:33 AM »

Thank you very much! I am 26. I chose Paley because he is the most experienced. I'm actually family friends with Dr. Mangal Parihar (who I believe trained with Paley as well) but since I live/work in the U.S, I thought that it would be more convenient to have it done here in Florida with Paley. Nothing against other doctors
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http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.0

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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 08:10:55 AM »

awesome. good luck with your journey bro.
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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 04:51:40 PM »

Thank you very much! I am 26. I chose Paley because he is the most experienced. I'm actually family friends with Dr. Mangal Parihar (who I believe trained with Paley as well) but since I live/work in the U.S, I thought that it would be more convenient to have it done here in Florida with Paley. Nothing against other doctors


Thanks for your response.  Perfect age to do it at in my opinion.  Wishing you well.  Keep us posted.  You're just a couple of weeks away!

You're in skilled hands obviously.  Hopefully all goes smooth and without any setbacks.
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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 03:26:18 AM »

Thank you!
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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 03:26:46 AM »

Thanks!
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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 09:01:23 AM »

Hello LL Forum,

  I am scheduled for a Femoral Limb Lengthening with Dr. Paley on September 26th, 2017. I am currently 5'5.5 (166 cm). I'm hoping to get an 8 cm increase. I'll update this diary as I progress through this. If anyone has any questions, feel free to post here.
Hi,good luck with your surgery ! Why did you choose femurs over tibias ? And why did you decide to go with this surgery,despite the short stature ?
Keep us tunned !
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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 09:39:18 PM »

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Hi,good luck with your surgery ! Why did you choose femurs over tibias ? And why did you decide to go with this surgery,despite the short stature ?
Keep us tunned !

Thanks for the wishes! I chose femurs because its cheaper/less risky vs tibias. I decided to go with it because I have finally have the money (fully self funded with no outside financial help) and I think the benefits outweigh the risks. I'll keep everyone updated.

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Starting height: 168.5 cm (5'6.5"); Ending height: 175 cm (5'9")
http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.0

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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 06:11:51 AM »

Will you be getting PRECICE 2.2? Will you be staying at the hotels near the hospital?

Best of luck on your journey, you are in great hands.
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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 03:31:43 AM »

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Will you be getting PRECICE 2.2? Will you be staying at the hotels near the hospital?

Best of luck on your journey, you are in great hands.

1. Yes
2. Hopefully. I think that a lot of them have been wrecked by Irma. My calls aren't going through/are all busy.

Thanks for your wishes!
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Starting height: 168.5 cm (5'6.5"); Ending height: 175 cm (5'9")
http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.0

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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2017, 01:52:19 PM »

Hey, so did Dr. Paley ask you to do anything to prepare for the surgery? Stretches, diet, any special exercise?

Also, what is your current level of flexibility?

All the best, you're less than a week away!
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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2017, 03:11:41 AM »

Hey, so did Dr. Paley ask you to do anything to prepare for the surgery? Stretches, diet, any special exercise?

Also, what is your current level of flexibility?

All the best, you're less than a week away!

1. No particular exercise/stretch. However his site has some suggestions for stretches. I've been doing a few of those. He suggested that I don't smoke in the months prior the surgery (I don't smoke in general). As far as diet, he recommends some vitamin D supplements.

2. I'm not that flexible. I can touch my toes standing up, but thats pretty much it. I always neglected my stretches when working out.
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Starting height: 168.5 cm (5'6.5"); Ending height: 175 cm (5'9")
http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.0

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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2017, 02:51:35 AM »

Just arrived at my hotel in West Palm Beach. I met some other patients. They were very friendly and answered a lot of questions. My pre op is tomorrow and the surgery is the next day. I'm feeling a bit nervous about losing my independence for a while.
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Starting height: 168.5 cm (5'6.5"); Ending height: 175 cm (5'9")
http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.0

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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2017, 03:30:31 AM »

Just arrived at my hotel in West Palm Beach. I met some other patients. They were very friendly and answered a lot of questions. My pre op is tomorrow and the surgery is the next day. I'm feeling a bit nervous about losing my independence for a while.

All the best buddy, I  wish I could afford paley, he is the best in business but the cost is akin to daylight robbery :)
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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2017, 12:26:33 AM »

Hello Puru, any update on your journey?
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« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2017, 02:40:50 AM »

Just arrived at my hotel in West Palm Beach. I met some other patients. They were very friendly and answered a lot of questions. My pre op is tomorrow and the surgery is the next day. I'm feeling a bit nervous about losing my independence for a while.

Purushrottam,  hope all went well well for you today!  Blessings for a successful recovery. Wishing you all the best.  Give us an update when you are up to it.

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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2017, 06:08:33 PM »

Hello everyone!

I'm still not discharged from the hospital yet. I will give a full summary of those days when I reach my hotel . It's relatively inconvenient to type the it all up on my phone. Overall I'm doing pretty well. I've already grown 2.5 mm. Thanks for all your support! A detailed summary of the pre-op, surgery, and hospital stay will come as soon as I have access to a laptop.
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« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2017, 08:13:17 PM »

Hello everyone!

I'm still not discharged from the hospital yet. I will give a full summary of those days when I reach my hotel . It's relatively inconvenient to type the it all up on my phone. Overall I'm doing pretty well. I've already grown 2.5 mm. Thanks for all your support! A detailed summary of the pre-op, surgery, and hospital stay will come as soon as I have access to a laptop.

Glad you're well and already taller!   Thank you for keeping us posted.   We look forward to hearing from you.  All the info and insight is invaluable.   

All the best to you!   
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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2017, 02:07:12 AM »

you are a lucky guy to get to LL in the states, those prices are only for the most affluent. Good luck with everything. Keep us updated.
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« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2017, 03:05:31 AM »

Glad you're well and already taller!   Thank you for keeping us posted.   We look forward to hearing from you.  All the info and insight is invaluable.   

All the best to you!

Thank you LAGrowing I'll do my best to make tomorrow's update as informative as possible.

you are a lucky guy to get to LL in the states, those prices are only for the most affluent. Good luck with everything. Keep us updated.

I am definitely lucky. However I'm not exactly affluent. The only money I had saved up after college was from my internships. I got a degree in a high paying field with my tuition fully paid for via scholarships. I got a relatively high paying job in Silicon Valley that qualified me to take a very high interest personal loan for the amount required. That took me about 3.5 years to get there. I have enough saved just for my deposit and 6 months of expenses (loan interest payments, hotel stay in FL for 3 months,etc). I quit my job for this so I'll need another three months of expenses saved while I look for a new job after I'm done with LL. It was quite a meticulous amount of planning.
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http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.0

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« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2017, 11:20:40 PM »

Hi Puru. Boeing so young, I dont understand why you are still at the hospital. Where you will be
staing at when discharged?
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Re: Femoral Lengthening with Dr. Paley
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2017, 02:16:42 AM »

I was discharged today at around 4:30 PM I've mostly slept since then because it was really painful.

My update from the last few days:

September 25

I had my preop and pre admission testing schedulesd today. In the morning I realized that I stupidly forgot to book a wheelchair accessible hotel for my stay. I asked my hotel if they had any left for me dates and unfortunately they did not. Luckily their sister property (Homewood Suites) had them for about 90/day, which given the last minute booking was not too bad.

I had my appointment at 11. They went over my history and the procedure. I met with the entire team that would be operating on me (Anesthesiologist,etc). They cleared up a lot of questions and reassured my parents who had come with me.


..... to be continued because I'm still exhausted and don't have a computer....
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Starting height: 168.5 cm (5'6.5"); Ending height: 175 cm (5'9")
http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.0

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« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2017, 06:01:27 AM »

Congrats on your starting your journey!

Did you parents fly from India for your surgery?
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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2017, 06:29:56 AM »

Congrats on your starting your journey!

Did you parents fly from India for your surgery?

Thanks! No they live an hour and a half away from Florida. That was another reason for me to pick Paley.
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Starting height: 168.5 cm (5'6.5"); Ending height: 175 cm (5'9")
http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.0

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« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2017, 09:07:40 PM »

Hello everyone please bear with the slow updates. I'm still dependent on my dad for most basic things, and recovery takes a lot of effort. I'll update as soon as my body heals a bit and when I get some mental clarity and peace.

September 25 continues...

During my measurements, it turned out that I was actually 168.5 cm barefoot rather than 166.5 cm. This was definitely an uplifting feeling.

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Starting height: 168.5 cm (5'6.5"); Ending height: 175 cm (5'9")
http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.0

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« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2017, 12:08:40 AM »

Hi Puru, how you you are doing?
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« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2017, 01:10:42 AM »

Hey going trough all forum posts and reading about complications above 6 - wouldn't it be better to stop at 6 also taking into account that you were 2 cm taller when measuring...
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« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2017, 01:33:37 AM »

Hi Puru. I'm worried about you. No updates since the 1st. Are you doing ok?
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« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2017, 09:55:58 PM »

Thanks for the concern guys sorry about the late update. My phone was messed up. Still can't use the laptop.

I completed 4 days of physio now, which I will update on later. The first 2 days they went light on me. I was like whew this will be a breeze. Last 2 days were intense. I cried and screamed during a few exercises during the last 2 sessions. The last time I remember crying or screaming was probably in middle school.

Here's what happened:
Day if surgery Sept 26

I went to the surgical center at 6 am, where they got me prepped for surgery. It took a few hours. The whole time I was just thinking "let me just get this over with "

My parents were pretty nervous. I was fairly calm as I had read other diaries before and had read that it feels like time travel. One of the nurses even commented on how unusually calm I was.

Soon they said they were putting anesthesia on me. Suddenly I woke up after. I was feeling no pain whatsoever. I was hooked to an IV, a Foley catheter (urine) and a vital signs machine.

They rolled me into my room.
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http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.0

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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2017, 09:59:49 PM »

Hi Puru, how you you are doing?

I'm doing pretty well thanks your concern and sorry for the late update.

Hi Puru. I'm worried about you. No updates since the 1st. Are you doing ok?

I'm doing fine my friend, I'm really sorry for the slow updates.

Hey going trough all forum posts and reading about complications above 6 - wouldn't it be better to stop at 6 also taking into account that you were 2 cm taller when measuring...

Yeah probably. I wouldn't mind stopping at 5 cm either. I'm going to go for the full 8 though unless Paley recommends otherwise.
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