/r/JoelMontgomery

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Hello!

This is my subreddit for whatever.


Joel Montgomery

I am Joel Montgomery. I am 17, (I may be beyond this age sometime in the future, I will probably forget to change this. As of December 2012, I will no longer be 17. If you are reading it after that time, then I forgot. I am studying for a Bachelor of Digital Media at Griffith University, I like stuff.

Damn, forgot to update that for 3 years...


Other subreddits run by me:

/r/nerdrobe

/r/suit

/r/BallParkMusic

/r/JordanGardiner

/r/MattCumming

/r/ErinMontgomery

/r/ThePresets

/r/thirteenthworld

/r/TeamFloortress

/r/Broaderlands

/r/PectusExcavatum

/r/Elevating

/r/Owen

/r/Joel_Montgomery


/r/JoelMontgomery

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1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - December 27, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/12/27
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - December 20, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/12/20
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - December 13, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/12/13
03:25 UTC

2

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - December 06, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/12/06
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - November 29, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/11/29
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - November 22, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/11/22
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - November 15, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/11/15
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - November 08, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/11/08
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - November 01, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/11/01
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - October 25, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/10/25
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - October 18, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/10/18
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - October 11, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/10/11
03:25 UTC

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Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - October 04, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/10/04
03:25 UTC

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Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - September 27, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/09/27
03:25 UTC

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Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - September 20, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/09/20
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - September 13, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/09/13
03:25 UTC

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Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - September 06, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/09/06
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - August 30, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/08/30
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - August 23, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/08/23
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - August 16, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/08/16
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - August 09, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/08/09
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - August 02, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/08/02
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - July 26, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/07/26
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - July 19, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/07/19
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - July 12, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/07/12
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - July 05, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/07/05
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - June 28, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/06/28
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - June 21, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/06/21
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - June 14, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/06/14
03:25 UTC

1

Rate My Condition Weekly Megathread - June 07, 2020

This is a test-run of a new weekly megathread for Rate-My-Condition Style Posts.

This means, posts such as "Do I have Pectus Excavatum?", "How bad is my chest?", "Should I get surgery for this?" etc, should go here.

You will often see users referring to a "Haller Index". The Haller Index is, in simplified terms, a figure used to show severity of Pectis Excavatum and Carinatum. An average Haller Index value may be around 2.5, with values over 3.5 being considered severe. It would be very difficult to determine a haller index figure from a picture, as variables such as lighting could dramatically change the appearance. For accurate diagnosis, chest X-rays or CT scans are used.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is not a community of Doctors, Surgeons, or other Health Professionals. The community cannot accurately diagnose your condition, and it cannot alone recommend surgery or home remedies. The community can provide advice based on personal experience, however please use this advice to supplement a qualified professional's opinion - not replace it.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different - one person's condition could be poorly affecting their health, while looking less severe than another person's condition which is primarily cosmetic.

  • If you are concerned about your body-image due to your condition, please check out some body-image/self-esteem resources:

    * https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/body-image-self-esteem-and-mental-health
    
    * https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-after-yourself
    
    * https://au.reachout.com/
    
    * This subreddit - many of the users here have likely gone through very similar situations to you, and can offer helpful advice
  • What do I do if I have Pectus Excavatum? This is a complicated question, and is again something that should be discussed with a Doctor. There are several ways to treat Pectus Excavatum directly. The Nuss Procedure and Ravitch Technique are the most well known surgery options, and a Vacuum Bell is another less invasive option (though most effective in minor cases). Certain exercises, eg deep-breathing & breath holding, as well as chest & back exercises may help as well. It is important to consider whether you need treatment at all, as it can be quite invasive, with long recovery times.

As this is just an initial test run, Rate-My-Condition posts outside of this megathread will not be restricted. Depending on reception & feedback, standalone Rating posts may be banned, and will need to be posted in the megathread. However, during this testing period please consider making your post here instead of a standalone post.

This is an in-progress system - I hope to improve this post, as well as improve other areas of the subreddit - eg the Sidebar. All feedback is appreciated - if you have any, please leave a comment on this post - or, send a mod message directly"

0 Comments
2020/06/07
03:25 UTC

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