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Author Topic: It's Baaaack!  (Read 4073 times)

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Offline aztecan

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It's Baaaack!
« on: November 15, 2015, 10:50:28 pm »
As some may remember, I had my buffalo hump removed in August 2013.
I knew it had grown back a bit, but didn't realize the extent until last Friday.

My back had been giving me problems, perhaps in part of being pushed out of shape by the growths.  Well, it started to hurt last Friday while I was at a friend's home.

I lay down on the floor to help relieve the back pain. It was then I tried to put my head down flat and realized my head had to bend back further than usual to reach the floor.

I had been noticing my upper body has changed quite a bit in the past year or so. Shirts no longer fit, and buttoning any but the largest shirt I have, which has a 22-inch neck, is impossible.
I also have deposits forming under my arms, and it is now not easy for my arms to hang straight along my sides.

I now often wear shirts that can remain untucked. The belly is embarrassing.

I still think it is smaller than the hump that was removed. So, that is something.

At this point, I don't really care. it is what it is. I am not having surgery again unless it starts blocking my airway or something.

I have learned to live with the neuropathy, etc., and i lived with this before. It just means no Tshirts.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline Jeff G

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Re: It's Baaaack!
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 11:10:16 pm »
OH Rats I am sorry to hear it, I remember what you went through before. Time and lipo and cancer scars have done its thing to me . I refuse to not wear shorts because of the fat loss and veiny legs and radiation scars but I still have a hard time taking my shirt off in front of people. As I am getting older I grow less bothered by such things but its still there in my mind.

Mark, you have a personalty that lights up a room and its impossible not the happy when you are around that is what I see when I see you and I think its very attractive .
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Offline Wade

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Re: It's Baaaack!
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2015, 08:59:52 am »
I'm sorry to hear this also.   Having one removed myself , I really
sympathize with you .  Maybe we can all get together and get
the drug companies to put everything back where it belongs .
I would love to have my ass back !!!
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: It's Baaaack!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2015, 09:11:07 am »
I'm sorry to hear this also.   Having one removed myself , I really
sympathize with you .  Maybe we can all get together and get
the drug companies to put everything back where it belongs .
I would love to have my ass back !!!

Im going to have drive across country to move and that is painful to do with no ass .
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Offline aztecan

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Re: It's Baaaack!
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2015, 08:13:17 pm »
Oh, an ass, my kingdom for an ass - of my own, that is. :)

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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: It's Baaaack!
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2015, 11:15:00 am »
Very sorry that it came back.

Offline aztecan

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Offline Humbleguy

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Re: It's Baaaack!
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2016, 07:18:50 pm »
you will pull through with it again. you sound very strong

 


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