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wannagrowtaller

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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #155 on: January 29, 2019, 03:22:02 PM »

Thanks for answering.
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #156 on: February 16, 2019, 06:46:04 AM »

6,5 months

Just a small update: guys it seems, that in the next month the fixateur will be dynamised (loosen the struts, and putting weight on my legs gradually), and the removed from my legs. According to my X-rays due to yesterday there's a quite strong bone already, where it was only callus before. My overall mobility increased a lot in the last 2 weeks, walking, climbing stairs with grip is already working. Cheers
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171 cm - TSF-tibia (5cm)+Stryde femur (5-6 cm) Giotikas - aim 180-182 cm

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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #157 on: February 16, 2019, 06:59:43 AM »

Im happy to hear that you are doing good!
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #158 on: February 16, 2019, 07:25:39 AM »

6,5 months

Just a small update: guys it seems, that in the next month the fixateur will be dynamised (loosen the struts, and putting weight on my legs gradually), and the removed from my legs. According to my X-rays due to yesterday there's a quite strong bone already, where it was only callus before. My overall mobility increased a lot in the last 2 weeks, walking, climbing stairs with grip is already working. Cheers
Could you please post your xrays? I want to compare it with mine so to gauge if my callous are hard enough.
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #159 on: February 16, 2019, 08:18:18 AM »

Could you please post your xrays? I want to compare it with mine so to gauge if my callous are hard enough.

Sure.
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #160 on: February 16, 2019, 08:19:16 AM »

Im happy to hear that you are doing good!

Thanks man!
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #161 on: February 16, 2019, 08:22:39 AM »

https://imgur.com/K72rdY9

So it is my last X-ray, actually from lateral there has to be some more improvements, but it looks quite encouraging. I will post some more, but I will be lurking even less with time around the forum.
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #162 on: February 16, 2019, 08:24:30 AM »

Congrats zazika! Please keep posting updates :)
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #163 on: February 20, 2019, 07:37:06 PM »

You are a hero. One of the greatest men of all time
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #164 on: February 22, 2019, 02:07:47 AM »

You are a hero. One of the greatest men of all time

seems a bit over the top
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #165 on: February 25, 2019, 12:18:55 PM »

You are a hero. One of the greatest men of all time

Hahaha thats cringe
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #166 on: March 04, 2019, 04:58:39 PM »

Hey Zazika, how u doing now? I hope that you are fine
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #167 on: March 10, 2019, 06:13:39 PM »

i think zakika is having problems with his surgery, he is online and didnt say anything , bad thing.
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #168 on: March 10, 2019, 10:42:22 PM »

Last post

Guys, there are many reasons, when somebody is online, and is not writing, I'm fine, I released the struts on both legs, and the frames will be removed on the next week (end of it). Paranoid people please don't post, rather read back diaries, when candidates are not writing for weeks, and after than report their experiences.
I think (as I wrote before), that the basic infos are very useful here, but generally this forum is rather toxic, than beneficial for someone undergoing a real adventure. This is my very last post on this forum, good luck for every candidates!
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #169 on: March 13, 2019, 10:02:16 AM »

Good luck Zakika. You helped me greatly in identifying Dr G. I agree this forum is frequently toxic with little useful information and mostly paranoid individuals.
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #170 on: March 14, 2019, 08:06:46 AM »

What is the total price of surgery by Dr.Giotikas.
Does he do internals also?
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #171 on: March 14, 2019, 09:25:25 PM »

Zakika i hope you wont leave. We need the updates,mate. Just ignore the trolls and update when you feel you have something worth telling.

Keep safe ;)
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #172 on: March 14, 2019, 10:57:45 PM »

This guy gets easily ofended, arrogant guy
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #173 on: March 18, 2019, 07:07:26 AM »

Don't overthink

Guys, I saw topics opening about old LL'ers leaving the forum, and the lack of feedback about their condition, long term experiences, general life after. The old forum was imho more reliable too, but my advice is, that don't overthink the effects of LL after the consolidation phase, when somebody seems objective (making senseful decisions: right doctor, amount of lengthening, handling complications etc..), even with this surgery the chance of failing is low, but not zero unfortunately.
I was making this post to possibly secure future candidates, that a realistic approach of this surgery based on common sense minimises the chances of failure, just don't make premature decisions, or based on not the right motives (e.g. only deciding by financial "benefit"). There always will be people, who are not on this forum with the right reasons, sadly without real moderation it will be struggling to navigate to the right direction for beginners.

My current situation: frames were removed, I'm walking a lot better (it is a completely different experience without frames in my case), but I feel, that my left leg has to improve more, until I can put full weight without regards (feeling like "micro-movements" on the left side), so with Dr Giotikas we decided to walk cautiously in the next weeks yet. Other than that getting rid of the frames is a huge relief.

Take care guys!
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #174 on: March 18, 2019, 12:43:31 PM »

Great to hear mate, im happy that everything is going well.

Keep safe :)
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #175 on: March 21, 2019, 07:20:20 PM »

Thanks for a thorough reply and all the help Zakika. Sending prayers
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #176 on: March 22, 2019, 12:11:47 PM »

Thanks guys, good luck to all!
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #177 on: March 22, 2019, 12:59:12 PM »

Do ppl in Greece understand, and fluently speak English? Will the journey of living there for 6 months not knowing Greek be okay?
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #178 on: March 22, 2019, 04:37:41 PM »

Thanks guys, good luck to all!

Hey bud - I'm thinking of going with Giotikas in 2020. I can see that you'd recommend him. I had my skype meeting with him a couple of weeks back and he seemed like a good chap.

Do you know how successful he is with this surgery?
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #179 on: March 22, 2019, 05:12:06 PM »

Do ppl in Greece understand, and fluently speak English? Will the journey of living there for 6 months not knowing Greek be okay?

Almost everyone understands and speaks English there. You'll be fine.
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #180 on: March 22, 2019, 09:51:10 PM »

Phew! One less thing to worry about. Thanks for all ur help
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Re: Giotikas - surgery done
« Reply #181 on: June 11, 2019, 03:43:51 PM »

zakika, since you have no more frames, can you please upload a video with your walking?
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