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Question: If you had a chance to be your perfect height, but live for 5 years less, would you take it?
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« Reply #80 on: January 17, 2011, 10:07:18 AM »

definitly YES.  .  .  .  id rather live the next 55 years happy then live the next 60 years like this.  id give up 10 years even
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« Reply #81 on: January 17, 2011, 04:46:40 PM »

I'm seeing my oncologist today.

Like I said, you better hope you never get cancer. You do realize that cancer is the number 1 killer for people under 65... You will take back your words.

Now I know there are risks to LL, there are risk to any surgery with general anesthesia. However, it is a very low risk and one is much more likely to die in a car accident, so I am willing to take those risks.

But to trade 5 years?
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« Reply #82 on: January 17, 2011, 07:01:41 PM »

@TallManComing - I understand you think 5 years is to much but think of it this way... It's about perfect height, not about adding another 6-7 cm. That means as a man you can choose to be 6' 6'1 or whatever, with perfect proportions. For the sake of the argument, let's take a case similar to yours.. If you are 5'5' and are willing to go thorough LL, if you want to end up with an average height, somewhere in between 5'9-5'10, you will have to do 2 surgeries to gain 4"-5". That takes you how much time? 1yr and a half, maybe even 2 years if you're a bit unlucky and have complications? And at the end you might still look a bit out of proportion. But this is only the time spent with recovery. How much money do you have to spend for 2 surgeries? How much time do you have to work for them? How many years will you have to work your butt off and make substantial sacrifices? And beside this, how much time do you spend on this forum and on the net researching about LL? How many hours and days? And this is only time that you can point out, it doesn't even involve the time you think about it, you daydream, you get ridiculed, discriminated, rejected by the opposite sex etc.... I think that you might end up giving a lot more then 5 years, and all this to be average not your desired perfect height.

I do feel what you're saying and believe me I do treasure every moment in life, and I can only imagine how hard it must feel to have to go from an early age, but I also do believe that life it's about quality not quantity. I'll take only 5 years of living as a rock star over a life time living alone on top of the mountains in a heart beat.

I think the answer to the question in case is as personal as it can get and it's definitely wrong to judge or disconsider others answers because of that.

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« Reply #83 on: January 17, 2011, 09:39:31 PM »

@TallManComing - I understand you think 5 years is to much but think of it this way... It's about perfect height, not about adding another 6-7 cm. That means as a man you can choose to be 6' 6'1 or whatever, with perfect proportions. For the sake of the argument, let's take a case similar to yours.. If you are 5'5' and are willing to go thorough LL, if you want to end up with an average height, somewhere in between 5'9-5'10, you will have to do 2 surgeries to gain 4"-5". That takes you how much time? 1yr and a half, maybe even 2 years if you're a bit unlucky and have complications? And at the end you might still look a bit out of proportion. But this is only the time spent with recovery. How much money do you have to spend for 2 surgeries? How much time do you have to work for them? How many years will you have to work your butt off and make substantial sacrifices? And beside this, how much time do you spend on this forum and on the net researching about LL? How many hours and days? And this is only time that you can point out, it doesn't even involve the time you think about it, you daydream, you get ridiculed, discriminated, rejected by the opposite sex etc.... I think that you might end up giving a lot more then 5 years, and all this to be average not your desired perfect height.

I do feel what you're saying and believe me I do treasure every moment in life, and I can only imagine how hard it must feel to have to go from an early age, but I also do believe that life it's about quality not quantity. I'll take only 5 years of living as a rock star over a life time living alone on top of the mountains in a heart beat.

I think the answer to the question in case is as personal as it can get and it's definitely wrong to judge or disconsider others answers because of that.

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Even if I did do 2 surgeries, I would still be alive, just at a reduced quality of life. And as for saving money, that's passing on drinks and other money wasting activities. I'm still alive.

Unless you've had to face your mortality, you don't know what you're talking about.

Imagine if a doctor told you, you only had 6 months to live. You would do anything for 5 extra years of life, I assure you.
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« Reply #84 on: January 17, 2011, 11:03:06 PM »

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And as for saving money, that's passing on drinks and other money wasting activities.

Saving thousands of euros by passing on drinks? Man, talk about heavy drinking. I would definitely go to parties with you Cheesy

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Imagine if a doctor told you, you only had 6 months to live. You would do anything for 5 extra years of life, I assure you.

I'm more of the type that would make the best out of those 6 months rather then waste them on experimental procedures.
But I do believe it's a great thing that you value your life that way. All the best.

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« Reply #85 on: January 18, 2011, 03:45:26 AM »

Now you're talking moronic stuff. I take my goal of LL seriously and keep a monthly and yearly budget. For people like you, LL will be a dream.

You must be young since you take life so lightly... Again you're talking about things of which you have no clue.

When you're a little older, you'll understand.

If a doctor told you that you had 6 months to live, would you choose 10cm of complication free LL or 5 years of life.
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« Reply #86 on: January 18, 2011, 06:26:40 AM »

Yes if a doctor told me i had 10 month to live then id do anything for those 5 years. But im not in that situation, my situation atm is living this size, and it makes life very hard to enjoy, therefor id rather live a enjoyfull life now and die 5 years earlier once im old. You only get to live once bro, and you gotta enjoy it, i dont enjoy this lifestyle so id rather give up 7% of it and have the remaining be enjoyful.
but thats my point of view, no mean to discriminate against yours.
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« Reply #87 on: January 18, 2011, 12:04:39 PM »

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I take my goal of LL seriously and keep a monthly and yearly budget.
I don't remember questioning your determination but if I did, by all means, pardon my french. Smiley

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For people like you, LL will be a dream.
You must be young since you take life so lightly... Again you're talking about things of which you have no clue.
When you're a little older, you'll understand.

yes, "unfortunately" I am still young enough to dislike condescending arguments and not to discredit people whom i know nothing about.


I do wish you all the best though,
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« Reply #88 on: January 18, 2011, 01:26:30 PM »

Yes if a doctor told me i had 10 month to live then id do anything for those 5 years. But im not in that situation, my situation atm is living this size, and it makes life very hard to enjoy, therefor id rather live a enjoyfull life now and die 5 years earlier once im old. You only get to live once bro, and you gotta enjoy it, i dont enjoy this lifestyle so id rather give up 7% of it and have the remaining be enjoyful.
but thats my point of view, no mean to discriminate against yours.
Peace

Hey I'm planning on getting LL in 2012, so I know how you feel about this lifestyle. Being short sucks, and being a short man is a curse. My life will improve greatly once I achieve my new height.

However, I would never give away 5 years of my life.

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« Reply #89 on: January 19, 2011, 10:31:29 PM »

It all depends on how long you live to.
If you knew you would live to 90, I think everyone would trade the last 5 yrs for the perfect height.
But if you only live to 50, then hell NO.
Since noone knows how long we will live to, its a moot point.
So since I have no clue how long I will live to, then HELL NO I'm not giving up 5 yrs of my life.
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« Reply #90 on: January 22, 2011, 06:51:44 PM »

No.

Being able to look back and had done LL while sitting at ure retireinghome you probably would have a remarkable story to tell.

I can understand those that are 160 or less maybe. But if I should offer 5y of my life it should be about a couple of olympic goldmedals or something like that. Maybe the chance of beeing a trillionare.

This year I will get my story to tell at the retirementhome   Smiley
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« Reply #91 on: February 20, 2011, 05:01:28 PM »

Asking people who are considering LL this question almost makes it seem like a rhetorical question.

Would I give up 5 years to be average height?  (Much less perfect which would obviously be slightly  taller)

In a heartbeat.   From what I hear about this procedure it sounds like a lot of men are at least willing to give up 1 year minimum and several thousand dollars to be 2"-3" taller.   To be what I would consider the perfect height this is a no brainer.
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« Reply #92 on: August 16, 2011, 03:33:18 AM »

I voted no because I will have LL duh lol just kidding =)) in my opinion, 5 years is too much I would have trade it 2 years for 8cm. how about that Cheesy
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« Reply #93 on: October 24, 2011, 06:17:52 PM »

YES!
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« Reply #94 on: October 25, 2011, 01:44:33 AM »

In a heartbeat!  Grin
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« Reply #95 on: October 26, 2011, 07:27:31 PM »

5 years of old age = OK
5 years now? = Naahhhhh...
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« Reply #96 on: January 04, 2012, 03:32:15 PM »

No thank you! 5 years?! Goodness me no way! They might be happy for a short period of time but when they reach/if they reach 60-70 then they will be regretting it...
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« Reply #97 on: January 04, 2012, 03:40:11 PM »

Yes.

Quality > Quantity
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« Reply #98 on: January 04, 2012, 03:49:16 PM »

that depends, do i lose the last 5 years of my life, or do i prematurely age 5 years right now?

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« Reply #99 on: January 05, 2012, 01:05:16 AM »

No, I have two daughters and I want to be around for them as long as I can.
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