Physical

I don’t like describing myself, so this will be as to the point as possible. I am 6′ (188cm), and 275lbs (125kg). This puts me in the category of obese which is something I would have to deal with. I will go into why later in this page. Going from top to bottom will describe all of my physical attributes – both good and bad. If there is something in particular you would like to know that is not on this page, consider asking me.

At top is my head. I have brown hair, but I been balding, and had a receding hair line. With that in mind, I have chosen to shave my head completely every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening. I will typically shave at 9:20PM, and it takes about 20 minutes to shave my head and face. Because cartridge razors are expensive, I have switched to double edge razors. My razor is the Leaf Shave which uses 3 half-double edge blades. My Leaf Twig uses just one half-double edge blade. I replace all of my razors in the Leaf Shave after three shaves, and the Twig once a month. With that being said, I spend less than $2.00 per month as opposed to $10/month from a cartridge razor. I also have a problem with my ear(s) draining. When this happens, I will place a piece of cotton in the ear, and use over the ear headphones when I go out. Next are my eyes. I have brown eyes, but have to wear corrective lenses glasses, and I have glaucoma. The glasses are no-line bifocals which allows me to read far away and small text such as on the computer screen. To treat the glaucoma, I take eye drops which are an annoyance, but something I do nonetheless.

I am not muscular, I have pretty skinny arms, and not likely to lift a heavy object up. My stomach has a bulge which is contributed by my obesity. For jeans, I wear an American measurement of 44 waist, and 32 length. The legs likewise are not muscular, nor are they well built.

Next is to my ankles and feet. This is one of the reasons I am not able to work. I was born with inverted clubbed feet. This is clubbed feet turned 180 degrees – therefore facing backwards. When I was 6 months old, the doctors did an “over-correction”. This was a poorly done surgery, but all of the doctors suggested to wait until I was an adult before going back into surgery. At the age of 19, both of my ankles collapsed due to the mishap of a surgery when I was 6 months old. From 1992 – 2001, I went through dozens of surgeries to try to repair the damage. The right ankle is usually tolerable, but the left foot is very painful when walking. I take medicine to help with the pain, and much of the time – it works. The issue is now if I should ever have to go back to surgery, the only thing that can be done is a below knee amputation. There is no guarantee for a prosthetic, and if this was the case, I will end up in a wheelchair for the remainder of my life. Needless to say, this is not something I am looking forward to, and trying to delay this as much as possible. As for the pain, it can be debilitating, and forced me into bed almost all day a number of times.