MMT Community
January 17, 2017, 02:47:06 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Support MMT Community
News: Make Me Taller is the world's leading discussion forum for Leg Lengthening - this is a professionally-run site and is properly maintained and developed for our community by people who have actually had Leg Lengthening. Smiley
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Camillo - External Tibias - Dr. Catagni and Dr. Pili - 2016 - Growing In Italy  (Read 493 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Forum Admin / Moderator
MMT Expert

Credibility 712
Offline Offline

Posts: 2502

« on: October 24, 2016, 09:04:51 PM »

Camillo has asked me to start a diary for him for his tibia lengthening. Congrats on starting your journey.
El Pili Pili
MMT Member

Credibility 0
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 35

« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 12:39:38 PM »

Funny how I got the same name as the Dr.  Grin

I wish you a painless and complicationless lenghtening Camillo!

Height : 171cm (at night)
Target : 177cm
Method : LON in India or Beijing : depending on the amount of money saved until 2017!

Credibility 0
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2

« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 12:07:41 AM »

Thank you Sys

Hi guys,

Just a quick update from me.

I am 172 cm tall
I had my surgery on Oct 13
I stayed 2 nights at the hospital and then back by train to my apartment which is a couple of hours far
My goal is to grow 8 cm, I will start lengthening in a couple of days 0. 75 mm everyday
Method: hybrid of external fixator in my tibia
Doctor: Pili and Catagni together

So far I didn't have big problems.  However:
- it is hard to walk, you feel pain in your pins
- you have to basically live with rigid sandals and elastic that keep your feet at 90 degrees position
- hard to sleep (more for the sandals than for the fixator).  Any suggestion here?
- I took pills for pain, infection, sleep, swollen legs, spasms

First week I didn't do anything, I was in too much discomfort for the new situation.  After I got an email from the doctor saying to start the exercises he told me to do even if I was in pain, so I did.  After 10 days I had my first walk outside, I went to a restaurant in front of my apartment.  And just today I went to check the gym 200 meter far from my apartment (it took me 20 min to walk there!).

However, today I faced also some stairs and I may have stepped too hard with my left feet because I couldn't properly bend my right knee, so I had a strong pain straight away and since then I feel a strange "clicking" sensation in my left leg, like if the bone is moving.  I hope I didn't break anything.  Does anyone has experience with this?.  If it will not stop I may email the doctor tomorrow.

I will keep you update about my progress, tomorrow I am supposed to remove my stitches, at the clinic they gave me a scissor for that, but I never did it before, so I am wondering if it will be complicate or painful.  Did you guys remove the stitches yourself? Is it ok to do it alone?.  Also, I have my fist visit with the doctor scheduled in a couple of weeks.  My goal right now, unless my left leg will give me problem, is to increase the amount of meter I walk everyday, and keep going with the exercises.
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Make Me Taller! The world's number one elective leg lengthening site! Come here for information about LL, things to make you taller, how to get taller permanently, Ilizarov, Betzbone, Guichet Nail, PRECICE, height growth and other height related issues. This is the number one leg lengthening forum for height seekers and people trying to become taller. It was created and run by people who have actually done leg lengthening surgery (LL).

As a community site, MMT forum thrives on people's contributions, so please feel free to share your make me taller questions, videos, photos and experiences here in this leg lengthening forum. Make me taller is open to all, but please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before posting as this will answer nearly all of your questions about getting taller through surgery. Please read our leg lengthening diaries too! We hope that you find this forum useful. Cheers, SysOp.

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!