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Re: Übermensch - Internal femurs - Dr Guichet 2014
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2014, 02:56:29 AM »

Good nite! ;)
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Re: Übermensch - Internal femurs - Dr Guichet 2014
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2014, 03:05:19 AM »

Hey congratulations on passing the 4cm mark.  I'm glad writing in your diary here helps to relieve the pain! :D
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Re: Übermensch - Internal femurs - Dr Guichet 2014
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2014, 09:40:09 AM »

Übermensch,  thank you very much indeed for your update and for the advice about a re-send of my e-mail to G (which I took immediately).

The 15tg of June, I competed in a fitness model show and I placed second (my first show, thanks to Guichet! And to the stimulus he provides to improve on our conditioning).

So I hope he would answer me: Betz is good as well, but what scares me about him is the high rate of screw breaking with him...:(

Be strong and compliments on being already well over 5.7!
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Re: Übermensch - Internal femurs - Dr Guichet 2014
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2014, 03:18:23 PM »

Have you tried calling the clinic?  Maybe they'll take a call more seriously than one e-mail among hundreds!
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Re: Übermensch - Internal femurs - Dr Guichet 2014
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2014, 05:55:53 PM »

antoky, try Dr Guichet personal email. 
jeanmarcguichet@gmail.com

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Re: Übermensch - Internal femurs - Dr Guichet 2014
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2014, 11:00:58 AM »

Thank you, Jerry: yesterday at 23.00, Guichet answered me, with his attitude of "the professor so fully busy" :)...he told me he is caring about his patients in order of "urgency" and that he is going to operate for 36 hours till the end of this week (so many LLers over there!!!)...He will answer my e-mail properly when he will be less busy.

Thanks for his e-mail anyway!
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Re: Übermensch - Internal femurs - Dr Guichet 2014
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2014, 12:26:12 PM »

[...]the left leg always had less flexibility and was easier to click... but from my last post it has became progressively harder to click.. nowadays it is actually more painful than my right leg that on contrary has become easier to click since my last post and now its painless although the movement is very ample..
[...]today i received the reimbursement from the hospital and it was bigger than i expected..  i made a deposit of 4,5k eur for the operation, and they reimburse me 6,5eur so the surgery ended up costing me 42k eur instead of the 44k eur.. so i and Caribe decided to go to the restaurant for lunch to commemorate.. [...]the stay in the restaurant was long and it was not good for my left leg.. [...]
whats concerning me now is that at any point from now i will probably need to reduce my clicking rate from 15 clicks a day to 12 clicks a day.. [...]
[...] there are bumps in the process every day.. when you think you are a little better another problem shows up just to remind you that limb lengthening is one of the hardest things you can possibly do!!
[...] i'm theoretically 171,1 cm tall right now.. [...] for me now is still hard to see the difference..
- For some reasons, i experienced the exact same scheme. easy on left n harder on right at the beginning, exact opposite after 1 month. Nothing to worry about, the first click is always a bit harder since u have to find the most confortable position.
- Was a good day too when i got back some money from clinic^^
- Sitting position is no good as u know, just avoid it as much as u can.
- don't think about the rythm u r lengthening, think about ur forthcoming recovery. I made my 7,5 in 74 days ending with a rythm of 10 clicks/day with the results u know. It's very good thing to slowly lower the rythm of clicks so u don't lose too much flexibility, your soft issues can adapt n u'll be able to get rid off your crutches very fastly.
- These r so minor things lol   U do realize that til now u r still complication free?
- Try the subway 1 day, that's a good challenge!!! u'll meet tons of people, that might give u roughly an idea of ur actual height  :D
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Re: Übermensch - Internal femurs - Dr Guichet 2014
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2014, 01:54:29 PM »

Great diary,
Question for Ubermensch and Shyshy,
If I decide to have surgery with Dr. Guichet, is it better to come for consultation and surgery at the same time (all one visit). I live in the US. How far in advance did you guys schedule your surgery dates.
Thanks
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Re: Übermensch - Internal femurs - Dr Guichet 2014
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2014, 03:15:07 AM »

hi guys!
sorry for not posting for a while.. i could blame the intense schedule of training/phisioterapy, or the logistics required to attend all the training's.. (every limb lenghtener currently in Milan complains about the same.. "if only there was a guesthouse and a collective mean of transportation to the training.. this would be so much easy and cheap..").. but the true is that i'm not even going to all the trainings.. the true is that i'm not posting because i lost some motivation and i'm a little bit down on the psychological game..
physically and psychologically i'm not better since last post.. between new pains and old pains, i feel broken.. i just wonder how it would have been if i wasn't with Caribe on this journey.. i though that the mental game was my best strength but now i think i was really lucky in having Caribe sharing the flat with me..
i mean i don't regret yet doing this surgery.. and i think i will not regret unless i have a very bad complication in the future.. i'm at 4,9 cm right now, still clicking at 15 clicks a day.. even if i stop right now, i would be already satisfied and it would already make a big difference to me..
the problem is my expectations about this surgery versus the reality.. and the expectation of how i would react to this situation versus the reality of how i'm reacting to this situation..
for instance, i thought that around 5 cm i would be without pain and only with minor stretching issues, i would be walking to the isokinetic and taking the metro to train with Serge, and i would be feeling good, sleeping good, clicking easy, spending some time reading, seeing movies, etc..
the reality is that i still have pain on my left leg on some movements, i can't walk with my legs straighten right now, and i feel uncomfortable trying to sleep with my legs strengthen, i feel very tiered every time i walk, and if i walk very much i feel pain in my chest afterwards, and i stay the rest of the day very uncomfortable with my legs, i only took the subway once and i regret it because i walked a lot and got the symptoms i described for waking a lot (very uncomfortable on the legs and with pain in the chest for the rest of the day), i'm spending so much money on taxis.. :( .. when i get in bed, i don't feel like doing nothing of useful, just waist time on youtube and facebook to try to ignore the unconfort of  stretching the legs on the bed.. clicking is getting really painful on my left leg (level 6 out of 10).. i wonder if i have again pre-consolidation.. last time i had it, it was on my right leg.. and i was only at a couple of cm into my lengthening.. i can click but it takes a long time and its getting harder every time.. i will raise the issue to Dr. Guichet in the next consultation or before if i stop being able to click on my own..
i was unsure about the date i would leave back to my country.. but this week i decided to bought a ticket back to my home country for mid second half of August..i will not be done with clicking by then.. but Caribe is leaving on mid August and i don't think i can stay with a healthy mind for a long time after Caribe  leave, so i will leave a week after.. i will stay with my parents.. i will finally explain them the real reason of my stay in milano, and make them promise not to tell anybody..
Caribe is a little better, he can stretch is legs without problem, but if he walks a lot, he gets a very acute pain in his tibia, probably a nerve to much stretched.. he still clicks easily.. but mentally he is not so good also.. he is counting the days he goes back to his country, he was suppose to do dishes while i cook, but he just gave up on doing that.. now he just hires a cleaning lady every 2 days to do the dishes..
regarding other complications.. the thing i notice is that i lost sensibility on my heals.. but i don't know if it is because of the stretching of the lengthening or is because of staying in bed so much time with heals sunk on the mattress.. it painless and does not bother me so i din't mention it yet to Dr. Guichet..
Caribe had some more serious issue, he got an infection on one of his scars.. he was leaving is scars without dressing and putting only superglue on them.. it turn out not a good idea.. he then bought some oral antibiotics even against Dr. Guichet recommendation and cleaned the scar and dressed it.. i think it is now ok because he didn't complain about it anymore..
i want to share with you guys my latest x-rays.. see bellow in attachment.. they were taken 2 days ago.. i was suppose to be at 4,7cm but i measure around 4,5 cm (considering the nail is 1,3cm..)


Thank you, Jerry: yesterday at 23.00, Guichet answered me, with his attitude of "the professor so fully busy" :)...he told me he is caring about his patients in order of "urgency" and that he is going to operate for 36 hours till the end of this week (so many LLers over there!!!)...He will answer my e-mail properly when he will be less busy.

Thanks for his e-mail anyway!

hi antoky..
great that you get an answer.. i hope i start seeing more people in the training's.. until know, in the gym and isokinetic we are always the same 3 patients.. me, Caribe, and the guy the took us out of the hospital after surgery.. maybe there is people training with different schedules.. i meet some patients that i never saw after in training..  next time the first thing i will do is get their phone number and don't trust i will see them again..

- For some reasons, i experienced the exact same scheme. easy on left n harder on right at the beginning, exact opposite after 1 month. Nothing to worry about, the first click is always a bit harder since u have to find the most confortable position.
- Was a good day too when i got back some money from clinic^^
- Sitting position is no good as u know, just avoid it as much as u can.
- don't think about the rythm u r lengthening, think about ur forthcoming recovery. I made my 7,5 in 74 days ending with a rythm of 10 clicks/day with the results u know. It's very good thing to slowly lower the rythm of clicks so u don't lose too much flexibility, your soft issues can adapt n u'll be able to get rid off your crutches very fastly.
- These r so minor things lol   U do realize that til now u r still complication free?
- Try the subway 1 day, that's a good challenge!!! u'll meet tons of people, that might give u roughly an idea of ur actual height  :D

 hi ShyShy!
its a honor to have you posting o my diary!! :) you where one of the inspirations to my journey.. but now i understand that you were really more prepared and probably much more strict on the training because your journey seamed uncomparably more easy that mine has been until now.. thank you for your comments and advice.. i think i will ask Dr. Guichet to reduce my clicking when i go back to my home country because i want to be better by then, i don't want my parents to see the mess i am right now.. anyway, it is still a long time to go, so lets see how i feel close to the date of traveling.. yes.. i'm complication free, and i should be happy for that.. i will try to concentrate o that and maybe my mood will get better..  :) ..
as i wrote above, the subway challenge didn't went so good.. but i didn't gave up on it.. i will try again.. maybe its a matter of getting used to it and the next time the unconfort and the pain will last less..


Great diary,
Question for Ubermensch and Shyshy,
If I decide to have surgery with Dr. Guichet, is it better to come for consultation and surgery at the same time (all one visit). I live in the US. How far in advance did you guys schedule your surgery dates.
Thanks

hi Plzen!
i had a consultation on February this year.. and went back to my home country for training.. then i travel to milan in june to train for 1 month in the isokinetic because the training in my home country was not good enough according to Dr. Guichet .. Dr. Guichet schedule my surgery some days before i leave to milan for traiining in the isokinetic.. so it was around 1 month before
there is people like Caribe that trained at home and went directly to surgery without having had a consultation before, only email contacts .. but he is also only doing 6 cm.. he schedule the surgery in the same date as i did.. he came to milan 3 days before surgery.. but it was very stressful 3 days.. i had already rented the flat, but he had a lot of exams to do before surgery and lots of things to solve, but he manage to do everything with my help..
good luck if you decide to go ahead with the surgery! :)
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Re: Übermensch - Internal femurs - Dr Guichet 2014
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2014, 11:18:00 AM »

 Übermensch,

thanks for your update: try to see and figure yourself as a man doing something the average man will never dare to do...or as building a new quality level in your personal existence...or as doing something which only in this actual technologic time is possible and that many great men of the past would have undergo too if only the excellence of life would have been as high as ours today...
So stick to the program Guichet gave you, since this hard discipline would re-pay you for sure: discipline IS the way...the only tool any sage man can make use of to improve on his days.

Be strong and wise, my friend!
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« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2014, 05:45:36 PM »

Ubermensch,
Everyone's body is different, you may be one of the unlucky ones whose body is not tolerating LL as good as you hoped. You are not alone. You have to realize, that most of us on this forum are unlucky in regards to our height.  You are almost 2 inches taller, which is very good by itself. But a little more height will be even better if done correctly under your doctor's care. So you have no reason to lose motivation in this stage.
I am concerned about your heel issue, you should contact Dr. Guichet sooner instead of waiting for your consultation date.
What are you getting for pain?
How is sleep, do you sleep on your back?
Do you have knee bend, wide legs when walking? Any other major issues with your flexibility?

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« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2014, 12:37:49 AM »

Stay strong and HUNGRY for what you want. You are much closer to your goal than I am, and already on the road to it which 99 percent of people who consider this will never be. Take what you want and make it yours- stay strong man.
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Re: Übermensch - Internal femurs - Dr Guichet 2014
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2014, 11:47:35 AM »

Übermensch, you are doing very well. Remember you gained 5cm already. The pain and discomfort is temporary. Stay strong!
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« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2014, 09:22:22 AM »

Soon, when all this stuff will be over. U'll remember your all-life u did sthg unbelievable!

LLers r kinda crazy anyway...                              but it is worse it  ;D  ;D  ;D
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« Reply #45 on: August 24, 2014, 06:56:26 AM »

How are you doing?

We hope all is going good even if you are not updating your journey since a lot.

Cheers.
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« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2014, 12:01:29 PM »

 Übermensch,

are you still in Milan? I am to meet Guichet in a week, the 19th, but he doesn't know where to make his visits yet.

I hope to hear from you (as many of us, I think...)...how ARE you now ? :)
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Re: Übermensch - Internal femurs - Dr Guichet 2014
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2014, 02:48:47 PM »

Hope you fine.
Any update please
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