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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #124 on: December 14, 2019, 11:07:13 PM »

Yeah I'll see how the scars develop in the next 1-2 years. They might get less visible once the sun darkens the scars. My legs are weirdly darker (brown) than the rest of my body, that makes the scars even more visible  so far because the scars are quite white. There is also something called permanent make up, maybe that's an option too. Maybe a mix of permanent make up, laser and a tattoo...
IMO, the best combo is tattooing one leg, since tattooing both of them looks weird, then laser the other one and having a permanent make up on the stubborn scars that are left.
I doubt anyone will be able to notice you've had anything done on your legs.
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Original Height: 5 foot 7.4 (1.71 cm), Goal Height: 5 foot 10.1 (1.78 cm)
Initial Femur's Length: 43.8 cm, Initial Tibia's Length: 37.4 cm
Method: External Tibia @ Dr. Jacob Odessky
Body Composition: Buffed, low body fat
Approximate date of surgery: March 2020.

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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #125 on: December 15, 2019, 12:38:43 AM »

Weird, my doctor told me he will insist on me trying to stand at-least a little bit in the first days after the surgery.
He really thinks this is the way to a quick, less painful and overall successful recovery.
Dr. Pili doesn't believe in standing and walking ASAP?

Yes but aided what ment was completely unaided
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« Reply #126 on: December 15, 2019, 03:11:35 PM »

Yes but aided what ment was completely unaided
I see... well, that sounds reasonable.
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Original Height: 5 foot 7.4 (1.71 cm), Goal Height: 5 foot 10.1 (1.78 cm)
Initial Femur's Length: 43.8 cm, Initial Tibia's Length: 37.4 cm
Method: External Tibia @ Dr. Jacob Odessky
Body Composition: Buffed, low body fat
Approximate date of surgery: March 2020.

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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #127 on: December 21, 2019, 04:47:31 PM »

Met Dr Pili today, said he can remove the right fixator next month and in the months the other one, i was honestly way too lazy and just asked if i can remove them together at this point and be done with, i live in Rome and i’m supposed to go to Lecco, which takes about 4 hours in train, he also told me that i can walk unaided, my gait tho without shoes especially is pretty bad.

So if everything goes well i will remove my ExFix about 9 months after my initial surgery, with a total gain of 7cm? I don’t even know at this point.
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« Reply #128 on: December 25, 2019, 07:19:10 AM »

Did he tell you something about your gait? Does he see that as a failure or just a part of the process and expects it'll get back to normal?
Don't hurry up mate, you're at the finish line, just have a little more patience. :)
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Original Height: 5 foot 7.4 (1.71 cm), Goal Height: 5 foot 10.1 (1.78 cm)
Initial Femur's Length: 43.8 cm, Initial Tibia's Length: 37.4 cm
Method: External Tibia @ Dr. Jacob Odessky
Body Composition: Buffed, low body fat
Approximate date of surgery: March 2020.

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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #129 on: December 25, 2019, 10:49:14 AM »

Did he tell you something about your gait? Does he see that as a failure or just a part of the process and expects it'll get back to normal?
Don't hurry up mate, you're at the finish line, just have a little more patience. :)

Just part of the process, i mean if i really try my gait is almost normal even right now, so i guess after removing the ExFix it will get a lot better, i mean i have full motion of range even now with a lot of movements, the only thing i can’t do it touching the ground with my fingers while having my legs straight, but for example i can do full squats etc, without any weight of course
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #130 on: December 25, 2019, 11:20:48 AM »

how's your ballerina, will you need atl?

Can you drive the car?

happy that everything's going smooth for you.
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #131 on: December 25, 2019, 01:16:22 PM »

how's your ballerina, will you need atl?

Can you drive the car?

happy that everything's going smooth for you.

I have zero ballerina, actually my dorsiflexion is really good so i won’t need ATL, btw you are supposed to do it like 2 months after the surgery, also i never stop driving the car i was driving 2 weeks after the surgery to meet Dr Pili
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« Reply #132 on: December 27, 2019, 12:42:41 PM »

Sounds like you're doing good. :)
Does it feel like you will be able to fully recover? or is it too early to know?
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Original Height: 5 foot 7.4 (1.71 cm), Goal Height: 5 foot 10.1 (1.78 cm)
Initial Femur's Length: 43.8 cm, Initial Tibia's Length: 37.4 cm
Method: External Tibia @ Dr. Jacob Odessky
Body Composition: Buffed, low body fat
Approximate date of surgery: March 2020.

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« Reply #133 on: December 27, 2019, 12:59:42 PM »

Sounds like you're doing good. :)
Does it feel like you will be able to fully recover? or is it too early to know?

Define full recovery. If you mean going back to what i used to do then yes, so walking and lifting, but to make an example i don’t know how i will run or jump. What i mean is i only know the full extent of my abilities in stuff that i use to do and i use my legs only for walking, driving and lifting but is like years i don’t run or even try to jump i think.
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #134 on: January 04, 2020, 09:45:50 PM »

Yeah... I know what you're talking about.
Running and jumping seems to be the most challenging for everyone, but it's just a matter of working on it, unless you simply don't care.
I guess you should be able to get at least 80% of your pre-surgery running/jumping abilities.
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Original Height: 5 foot 7.4 (1.71 cm), Goal Height: 5 foot 10.1 (1.78 cm)
Initial Femur's Length: 43.8 cm, Initial Tibia's Length: 37.4 cm
Method: External Tibia @ Dr. Jacob Odessky
Body Composition: Buffed, low body fat
Approximate date of surgery: March 2020.

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« Reply #135 on: January 06, 2020, 11:24:11 AM »

So is about to weeks i’m walking completely unaided and my gait is almost completely normal but in the morning where for 5 min looks slighty off, with shoes i think it looks like before surgery; i can do every kind of stretching or movement with my legs, considering i’m still two months away from removing the ExFix i think i’m pretty much recovered
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #136 on: January 23, 2020, 10:03:18 PM »

I will remove the ExFix in mid February, for a total amount of 8 months and 10 days
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« Reply #137 on: February 08, 2020, 12:27:27 PM »

Glad to hear you're doing good man!
I hope the ExFix removal will go as planned.
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Original Height: 5 foot 7.4 (1.71 cm), Goal Height: 5 foot 10.1 (1.78 cm)
Initial Femur's Length: 43.8 cm, Initial Tibia's Length: 37.4 cm
Method: External Tibia @ Dr. Jacob Odessky
Body Composition: Buffed, low body fat
Approximate date of surgery: March 2020.

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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #138 on: February 08, 2020, 01:22:34 PM »

I will remove the ExFix in mid February, for a total amount of 8 months and 10 days
Thanks very much for keeping this diary updated.

So you finally did 7 cm (163 cm to 170 cm), in 8½ months using external fixators only (HEF method).

That is great, I hope that everything goes well, enjoy your new height. :)
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #139 on: February 08, 2020, 09:43:47 PM »

Thanks very much for keeping this diary updated.

So you finally did 7 cm (163 cm to 170 cm), in 8½ months using external fixators only (HEF method).

That is great, I hope that everything goes well, enjoy your new height. :)

Thx
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #140 on: February 13, 2020, 12:04:37 PM »

Just got this bump on my leg a week before removing my ExFix, should i be worried?

https://imgur.com/a/NBc15pd

I was reading about bone remodelling that takes even years after you break a bone but i never got a bump like this in 8 months since i had my surgery and is actualy more noticeable than what it looks like from the pictures
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #141 on: February 14, 2020, 01:58:46 PM »

Ok just in case future LLer will read this this.

Dr Pili just replied to me, apparently every broken bone during the healing goes trough a phase called “bone remodelling” where the callus gets harder and is bigger compared to the original bone and during the years the bone should turn slowly like the original thickness, since tibias in that spot are surrounded from nothing but skin, sometimes you can notice the difference
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« Reply #142 on: February 19, 2020, 08:01:42 PM »

So yesterday i went to Lecco to remove both Exfix and during the X Ray i had that same day Dr Pili decided one leg wasn’t ready so i only removed my right ExFix and will remove the other one in 40 days, so in the end is going to take 10 months for 7 cm
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« Reply #143 on: February 24, 2020, 02:03:54 AM »

Hi Rei,
Thank you for your diary. In your first post you mentioned that you already regret getting this surgery. What are your thoughts now? Do you still regret it? Also, do you have any side effects currently (ballerina etc.)?
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« Reply #144 on: February 24, 2020, 11:48:38 AM »

Hi Rei,
Thank you for your diary. In your first post you mentioned that you already regret getting this surgery. What are your thoughts now? Do you still regret it? Also, do you have any side effects currently (ballerina etc.)?

Yeah the very first days and going back home only two days after the surgery, was awful but only after 5 days from the surgery i was already really fine.

Right now i have zero side effects since like 3 months, my gait is the same before the surgery and my ROM is the same to, i can squat and do every kind of movement; only right now i’m back using the walker cause i removed my right frame like 6 days ago, but dr Pili told me i can walk unained, i’m just being overly cautious cause i’m scared
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« Reply #145 on: February 26, 2020, 04:44:24 AM »

Yeah the very first days and going back home only two days after the surgery, was awful but only after 5 days from the surgery i was already really fine.

Right now i have zero side effects since like 3 months, my gait is the same before the surgery and my ROM is the same to, i can squat and do every kind of movement; only right now i’m back using the walker cause i removed my right frame like 6 days ago, but dr Pili told me i can walk unained, i’m just being overly cautious cause i’m scared

I'm so glad to see that your feelings have changed regarding this extreme surgery. It's good to be cautious, but remember to stay balanced. Part of good healing is measured load-bearing to strengthen the new bone. Err on the side of caution, but don't swing too much in either direction
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« Reply #146 on: February 27, 2020, 05:29:59 PM »

I'm so glad to see that your feelings have changed regarding this extreme surgery. It's good to be cautious, but remember to stay balanced. Part of good healing is measured load-bearing to strengthen the new bone. Err on the side of caution, but don't swing too much in either direction

At this point i doubt anything drastic can happen, in 1 month i will remove the left leg fixator
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #147 on: March 08, 2020, 07:32:53 PM »

Congrats Rei
Yours is a great achievement. This is one of the best results I have seen browsing this forum.
Remarkable you managed to control your anxiety during your journey.
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« Reply #148 on: March 09, 2020, 11:56:51 AM »

Congrats Rei
Yours is a great achievement. This is one of the best results I have seen browsing this forum.
Remarkable you managed to control your anxiety during your journey.

Yeah but considering how things are shaping in Italy, i will have the left external fixator for a long time, even if i’m recovered i mean
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« Reply #149 on: March 09, 2020, 06:00:08 PM »

Soon this virus will be defined, your frame removed and you will keep your height for the rest of your life!
Keep strong
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« Reply #150 on: April 26, 2020, 09:47:08 AM »

Hello, i’m from Rome. I write you a message, search my message. Thank’s
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« Reply #151 on: May 08, 2020, 01:27:34 PM »

Removed the left exfix yesterday in Rome after exactly 11 months. Everything went smooth and i started to walk immediately without crutches or anything after the surgery (been walking unaided since like 5 months). So after 11 months i’m completely done with the surgery
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« Reply #152 on: May 08, 2020, 02:58:48 PM »

Removed the left exfix yesterday in Rome after exactly 11 months. Everything went smooth and i started to walk immediately without crutches or anything after the surgery (been walking unaided since like 5 months). So after 11 months i’m completely done with the surgery

perfect, how many cm you gain ?
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« Reply #153 on: May 08, 2020, 08:06:57 PM »

perfect, how many cm you gain ?

Measured myself today, i did 7cm
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« Reply #154 on: May 26, 2020, 09:28:15 PM »

Measured myself today, i did 7cm
7cm with external tibias really insane? wow
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