Re: Should a 5 foot tall guy get leg lengthening surgery
Man...I'd say no. I'll explain why, based on physical health and confidence.
My aunt had the same operation. She spent about 1-2 months on a wheelchair and couple more months with those crutches. She also spent extensive time rehabbing, she could barely raise her legs to climb stairs or getting in a car, even after she gave up on the crutches.
In addition, you'll have these lifelong scars on your legs. And I'm not even talking about the metal rods, screws and nails between your leg bones which will awfully limit your working out possibilities, lifting/carrying some stuff around, basically any activity that puts pressure on your legs. In short, you'll never recover 100% physically.
Look, I can't say I feel you bro or whatever that sh1t is. Because I'll probably never understand what you're going through. But I could try.
I'm a hardcore basketball player but a short one compared to the average height of basketball players. I needed to do hell of a work to figure my way around the taller dudes. I needed to figure out my areas of expertise. Was it easy? Of course not. And I'm still working. Do I wish that I was taller? Hell yes, every single day. But did it ever stop me from working/trying/failing? Fark no. There was only one thing in my mind. That I loved the game and I wasn't going to cheat my way around by getting some surgery or by using some drugs in my case.
Still not enough inspiration? Okay.
What if when you get old? What if when you get retired from the game? Physically, when you get old, your legs will turn into rubber anyways. Add the weakness that surgery created. You'll probably be imprisoned with a wheelchair for the last couple years of your life.
Emotionally, let's say you got married with the woman of your dreams or you got whatever you wanted from the game. Will you think you've played a fair game? What will you feel when your girl learns about the surgery and tells you, sincerely, that she fell for something else in you other than your fake confidence which was built up by some fake bones?
What if you keep getting rejected after you get the surgery? What will you feel then? Wasted all that money, time and effort for nothing but couple inches? Think about this.
PS: I've never forgave nor understood my aunt when she made that decision. She sacrificed a piece of her health to gain some confidence. You can't reverse big surgeries and get your health back. But on the contrary, confidence is abstract, unstable and gradual. There are countless ways to build up or lose confidence. Some days you are confident and some days you are not.
Feel free to agree or disagree.
It's not about who I was or who I'm going to become.
It's about who I am. Do it right here, right now.