What the actual fuck

(28 Posts)
OMGImTiny Fri 08-Jan-21 13:27:12

I've name changed because this is incredibly outing.

After ongoing back problems, I had surgery Monday.

Anyway... I got up today for a shower and DP said you look really small. I had a look in the mirror and definitely looked shorter.

Before the operation I was 5 foot 11 I have had him measure me today, like you do with a child when they stand against the wall when you make a mark… Twice. I am now 5 foot 8.5.

I phoned the surgeon secretary and she said she's never heard of this before. She said maybe a quarter of an inch maximum.

What. The. Fuck

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TheQueef Fri 08-Jan-21 13:28:13

Have they removed anything?

SnuggyBuggy Fri 08-Jan-21 13:31:59

I guess it depends on what the surgery was. I'd expect them to have discussed it with you if a significant loss in height was to be expected though

Theunamedcat Fri 08-Jan-21 13:33:34

Has something slipped?

MidnightHangingTree Fri 08-Jan-21 13:34:00

When were you last measured at 5'11? I'm pretty sure people naturally shrink over time; my mum swears she's 5'4 but I'm 5'5 and she's a good 2 or 3 inches shorter than me.

2typesofjungle Fri 08-Jan-21 13:34:29

What was the surgery?

IndieTara Fri 08-Jan-21 13:36:29

I lost an Inch in height after back surgery too

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SmileyClare Fri 08-Jan-21 13:36:48

Is it possible you're hunched over after the Op? Or perhaps dh measured inaccurately? confused

It sounds like major surgery. Was it a discectomy after herniated discs? I hope it solves your issues and you recover soon. I think 5'8" is pretty tall no consolation I know

Qz Fri 08-Jan-21 13:38:42

This should be in "The Unexplained"!

All the best for your recovery.

OMGImTiny Fri 08-Jan-21 13:42:32

They repaired the discs so no nothing should have 'gone'

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OMGImTiny Fri 08-Jan-21 13:42:59

MidnightHangingTree

When were you last measured at 5'11? I'm pretty sure people naturally shrink over time; my mum swears she's 5'4 but I'm 5'5 and she's a good 2 or 3 inches shorter than me.


The day of surgery!!!!

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MidnightHangingTree Fri 08-Jan-21 13:44:03

@OMGImTiny oh... I thought you were going to say 20 years ago. That is definitely odd then!!! shock

TheQueef Fri 08-Jan-21 13:51:00

Very odd!
If a vertebra or disc removed you would maybe be shorter confused

satnighttakeaway Fri 08-Jan-21 13:51:48

Have you tried on any trousers, are they now too long?

tanstaafl Fri 08-Jan-21 13:52:33

When exactly were you 5’11”?
Measure exactly the same way now as you did then.

Or, your DP is playing one hell of a practical joke OP.

OMGImTiny Fri 08-Jan-21 13:55:52

satnighttakeaway

Have you tried on any trousers, are they now too long?


I thought that but they still fit. I have 35 inch inner legs and that hasn't changed, so it must be my torso. Which is going to end up with my body looking very out of proportion.

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NotYourReindeer Fri 08-Jan-21 13:57:17

Ha, I usually wonder why people name change as the chances of being outed are ridiculously small.

Well, I do know you lol (you're the same height as me and ive noticed it in discussions we've had on FB group chats ) and I am on your Instagram and have been following your updates this week.

I know you have lots of followers so not sure you see my updates, but I'm currently puppy spamming my feed with my head-sitting pup (if that helps you identify me!)

Anyway, could it be a temporary reduction in height? While everything settles again?

Artesia Fri 08-Jan-21 13:57:31

Your husband isn't Mr Twitt is he?

TerrifiedOfTrying4No2 Fri 08-Jan-21 13:57:48

See a chiropractor? It’s probably due to posture after surgery and you’re not always aware that your posture is off.

lunar1 Fri 08-Jan-21 14:02:52

On the day if surgery were you measured in the same spot as at home? Or measured at the hospital?

SunshineCake Fri 08-Jan-21 14:10:08

I've lost 1.5inches in a time span I don't know but yours sounds quite unsettling.

blankittyblank Fri 08-Jan-21 14:11:46

Could you have been mis-measured in the hospital?

Crockof Fri 08-Jan-21 14:32:07

Artesia

Your husband isn't Mr Twitt is he?

I'm sorry op but I found this thread really quite funny and then this post 😂. I don't mean to laugh but it's so bizarre, and your partner saying 'you look short' 😂 sorry I blame lockdown.

OMGImTiny Fri 08-Jan-21 18:20:40

NotYourReindeer

Ha, I usually wonder why people name change as the chances of being outed are ridiculously small.

Well, I do know you lol (you're the same height as me and ive noticed it in discussions we've had on FB group chats ) and I am on your Instagram and have been following your updates this week.

I know you have lots of followers so not sure you see my updates, but I'm currently puppy spamming my feed with my head-sitting pup (if that helps you identify me!)

Anyway, could it be a temporary reduction in height? While everything settles again?


Hi 👋🏻

I have no idea! It's just so strange

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OMGImTiny Fri 08-Jan-21 18:25:58

NotYourReindeer

Ha, I usually wonder why people name change as the chances of being outed are ridiculously small.

Well, I do know you lol (you're the same height as me and ive noticed it in discussions we've had on FB group chats ) and I am on your Instagram and have been following your updates this week.

I know you have lots of followers so not sure you see my updates, but I'm currently puppy spamming my feed with my head-sitting pup (if that helps you identify me!)

Anyway, could it be a temporary reduction in height? While everything settles again?


I've just realised this means you have seen my rant about dick pics too 🤣🤣🤣 (you would not believe how many women have messaged me agreeing)

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