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Title: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Ike on February 03, 2016, 02:51:38 PM
This is walking talks diary


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 05, 2016, 03:56:42 AM
Thanks bro for creating a diary on behalf of me!


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 05, 2016, 05:22:03 AM
I am 31 years Indian male working in USA. I am currently 5’3”. I am aiming to add 3” more so that I can reach the normal Indian height of 5’6”. At 5’6” I will not consider myself as short and I can start doing things freely. Also people will not make fun of my height and I really want to get out of that ring.

I started researching about Leg Lengthening 3 years back. I ruled out internal method (though it has many advantages when compared to external) starting itself as it is too costly and I will not be able to save that much money. So my option was always external and started reading lot of Dr. xia patient diaries (jack0death is the first diary I finished reading which is an impressive diary) and was trying to understand how LATN (Lengthening And Then Nailing) works. After going through few diaries, I saw Dr.Sringari patient diaries have started coming up. It was interesting that the method used was LON (lengthening on Nailing) and only one operation is performed in this case. Sysop has posted a link on the topic STUDY ON EXTERNAL FIXATION WITH LON. I went through the content in that link. Also Sysop has expressed his opinion that this is the only way to do lengthening with external fixator. So finally I decided to go with this approach. BigFaker’s diary helped me to choose the doctor. He has posted a detailed analysis on his consultation with three doctors and he went with Dr.sringari. So I finalized my leg lengthening will be in India with Dr.sringari with LON method. I am really grateful for this MMT forum which has so much information and real patient diaries which help you to make your decision and achieve your dream. Thanks a lot!

I contacted dr.sringari on Sep 2015 and asked for the dates around 2nd or 3rd week in Jan2016. He told dates are available on that time. After general discussion about me and surgery I asked how the payment should be made. He told I need to pay 2000$ and confirm the date(can be flexible) and rest of the money can be transferred before 2 weeks of operation. I paid 2000$ in Oct2015 and told I will be coming in 3rd week of Jan2016. I paid remaining 13000$ in first week of Jan2016. I reached Delhi, India on Jan17 10 AM.

Diary will be continued….


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on February 05, 2016, 06:11:11 PM
Great, hope everything will be fine!
Another diary of Dr Sringari, damn there's lots of them :)


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 06, 2016, 12:03:10 PM
Jan17 - 10.30 AM Harry came and picked me up. It took 45 mins to reach the apartment. He showed me the room I will be staying. Then Harry introduced me to Yuu. We had a chat for some time and I went to my room. Harry informed me in the evening that my appointment with dr.sringari will be on Monday Jan18 evening 7 PM.

Jan18 - Meeting with dr.sringari went smoothly. He asked me how much I want to lengthen. I told I need 7.5 – 8 cm. He smiled at me and said 6 cm is the safe limit and that’s what I would suggest to lengthen. I told yeah sure but I am looking to lengthen 7.5 cm and would be really happy to achieve that. He smiled at me and told he wanted to check my legs. I lied down and he checked the flexibility of my legs. He said my legs are flexible. Then I woke up and sit and he asked me are you prepared for this. I told yes. Then he told ok, surgery will be tomorrow (Jan19) afternoon and eat before 8 AM and then don’t eat anything.

Jan19 - I had my breakfast at 7.30 and made myself ready at around 9 AM. Harry called me around 10 AM and told that doctor has an emergency and the operation cannot be done today. He told he will update me once doctor is out of emergency. Harry called me in the afternoon and told that operation will be tomorrow (Jan20) morning and don’t eat anything in the morning.

Jan20 - I went to JAIN hospital at 11 AM. I felt the hospital is so small from outside. But the room I stayed was big and comfortable and service was good. They took x-ray, ECG, Blood test and shaved my legs. By 1 PM everything was done and I was put in IV. 1.30 PM a nurse came in and took me to Operation Theatre. There were already 2 doctors and 2 more came in as soon as I entered the OT. I asked myself do I really need this? I told myself yes you need this and be strong. One doctor gave me anesthesia and whispered in my ears that pain part is over. Then dr.sringari came in with a smiley face and asked me how are you? He told everything is going to be fine. They put a green screen over my chest and started with the operation. I was half awake and I could hear their voices in between but did not feel anything in my legs. Overall I felt like I was awake for 15-20 mins and next I woke up in my room in the evening around 6 PM. Harry came and visited me at 7 PM and left. Then I had soup and nurses gave me some tablets for swelling control and pain relief.

Jan22 - I have been discharged from the hospital and went back to apartment.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: SomeAsianGuy on February 06, 2016, 12:46:13 PM
Nice diary bro! How are you feeling?


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 07, 2016, 04:38:46 AM
Thanks SomeAsianGuy!. I am feeling good. Getting better day by day.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 07, 2016, 05:22:01 AM
Hospital room I stayed in

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(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4781_zpsp7x10vvd.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4781_zpsp7x10vvd.jpg.html)

My room in the apartment

(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4723_zpsmljuwiaz.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4723_zpsmljuwiaz.jpg.html)

(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4725_zpsfxkeehhg.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4725_zpsfxkeehhg.jpg.html)

(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4726_zpsygvdr6zw.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4726_zpsygvdr6zw.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 07, 2016, 05:59:17 AM
Jan23-29 – Harry gave medications for pain relief, stomach relief and antibiotics. I was taking lot of rest. Pain was more and was taking the medications harry gave me. Also I started getting pin cutting pains on 2 of the pin sites. But everything have dropped in 5-6 days. Also I felt my right leg is lighter and left leg is tighter. I told harry he said its ok. I was given a rubber band and harry asked me to start doing band exercise. Jan28 dr.sringari and harry both came together and dr checked my legs and fever levels and told I am doing well. I also told him my left leg is tighter and he said its ok and it will become lighter. I asked him when the bandage will be removed. He asked harry to remove it tomorrow. Jan29 harry came in the afternoon and removed my bandage. Caretaker boy helped me clean my legs with hot water and applied coconut oil.

My legs with the heavy frames,
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4835_zpsuzjk5nbk.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4835_zpsuzjk5nbk.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 10, 2016, 01:32:58 PM
Jan30 – I was very excited about this day and been waiting for this day since my surgery. Yes, this is my first lengthening day. Harry came in the afternoon and showed me how to lengthen. 3 screws on Left and 3 on the right I need to turn. He showed me how to turn with couple of screws. I did for others. He made marks on the screws and told after the fourth turn the screws should be on the marked position. We did all four turns at once on that day. From next day it is four turns with 4 hours gap. Also harry told do band exercise before each turning.

Jan31 – Woke up at 7.30 and did band exercise. Then turned at 8. Brushed and had breakfast. Then went to restroom. I browsed for some and made some calls. 10.30 to 11.30 I laid down and took rest. I did not sleep but closed my eyes and rested myself. 11.30 again did band exercise and turned at 12. 12.30 lunch was served. I watched some videos and had my food. Around 1.30-2 Harry came and gave physio (we had a chat during physio). He held the feet and try to give some stretch. It was little bit painful but had a good stretch. He said it is important to have this physio and it will help when we start walking. After physio harry asked me to do leg raising workouts. Raising leg straight, side raising and sit and raising the legs. He asked me to do 10, 10 & 20 counts. I was able to do it. By the time completed all these time was 2.30. Then I took rest till 3.30. Then did my band exercise and did my 3rd turn at 4. I had my protein supplement after that turn. Then browsing, watching movies, songs, etc till 7.30. Again I did my band exercise and turned at 8. Dinner was ready but I told the care taker boy give me dinner at 8.15. Before lengthening I was having my dinner at 7.30. Had my dinner and tried to sleep at 9.30.

From feb01 to till now schedule is mostly the same. Sometimes I woke up little bit late and the turning was delayed accordingly. Tightness in my left leg gone away. My both legs are feeling lighter now. Last 2 days I feel pain on my right leg. I told harry and he said its ok. Right now my only challenge is getting sleep at the night time. I am not able to sleep due to discomfort caused by frames on the leg. I am sleeping at 4 or 5 AM in the morning.  Yuu gave me melatonin. I tried it but still it takes long time to sleep.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 10, 2016, 02:17:37 PM
Lets talk about food. Food is good in taste. But they served only Boiled Eggs with toasted bread slices with milk for breakfast, Egg fried rice, chicken curry with rice, egg curry with rice, grilled chicken with veg fried rice for lunch or dinner. Seems like the menu is designed based on the international patients. I told harry I can eat chicken or egg every day. I asked him can you please add Dal, Chole (chana curry), Rajma(red kidney beans curry), Aloo mutter (potato peas curry) to the meals. He told he will inform the care taker boy and they added those items. So I am not bored with food and it is good.
sometimes I ask caretaker to bring bread omelet for breakfast rather than boiled eggs with toasted bread.Also I bought myself breakfast cereal box. when bored I will eat that.

Breakfast
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4753_zpsvu2rclh1.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4753_zpsvu2rclh1.jpg.html)

Egg Fried Rice
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4728_zps5acdtgal.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4728_zps5acdtgal.jpg.html)

Grilled Chicken with veg fried rice
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4841_zpsa3gv7ehs.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4841_zpsa3gv7ehs.jpg.html)

Chicken Curry
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4772_zpsjpnupyqm.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4772_zpsjpnupyqm.jpg.html)

Egg Curry
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4779_zpsrhmbz7ki.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4779_zpsrhmbz7ki.jpg.html)

Dal curry with paratas
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4810_zpsho8lglga.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4810_zpsho8lglga.jpg.html)

One day I asked care taker boy to prepare Briyani and he prepared for us. It was very good.
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4839_zps3z9hzfag.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4839_zps3z9hzfag.jpg.html)

I need curd with my meals. So I give money to caretaker boy to buy curd and add to the meals. Also I eat one apple, one banana and little bit grapes every day in between my meals. Caretaker boy goes to the nearest market everyday. so I give money and get whatever I need additionally.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: SomeAsianGuy on February 11, 2016, 12:15:09 AM
Those meals look delicious! Do you plan on lengthening your femurs after recovering from LL?


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 11, 2016, 01:56:14 PM
I don't have any plans for femur lengthening.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Nerdz92 on February 13, 2016, 02:00:32 AM
Do you have to use wheelchair to move around?


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 14, 2016, 06:40:19 AM
I use rolling chair to move around.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 14, 2016, 06:53:57 AM
Rolling chair I use to move around

(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4890_zpsw0fdpryv.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4890_zpsw0fdpryv.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 14, 2016, 06:57:57 AM
I started wearing sandals for last 3 days. Harry told wearing sandals will help avoiding ballerina feet. I feel comfortable wearing sandals as it helps my upper part of the feet stay in position rather than leaning forward.

with sandals
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4881_zpsdvxnaot7.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4881_zpsdvxnaot7.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 14, 2016, 07:12:37 AM
Yesterday Feb13, I took my first x-ray. As of Feb12 I have turned for 14 days at 1mm per day. So out of 1.4cm I was expecting around 1.2cm with losses. I was so happy after seeing my results. I got 1.4 cm on my Left leg and 1.3 on my right leg. 

X-Ray
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4880_zpsuru7fggg.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4880_zpsuru7fggg.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on February 14, 2016, 12:08:26 PM
It is looking so good!!!
Cheering for you brother, hope everything goes well in the future!


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 16, 2016, 04:20:41 AM
Thanks Arch! I also hope everything goes well in the future..


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 16, 2016, 04:35:03 AM
Last few days I increased  my workouts.
Raising leg straight - 20
Side raising - 20
Sit and raising the legs - 40

Also, if possible I have been asked to do bicycling by lying down and lifting both legs. I tried forward 5 times and backward 5 times. Knee is so tight with pin sites. So I could not do more. But slowly I will try to increase.

I would suggest for future LLers to stretch legs and keep it flexible as possible as you can. Also practise the above workouts and make sure you are doing these workouts comfortably. This will help a lot during lengthening even you have heavy frames on your legs.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on February 20, 2016, 08:53:00 PM
Are you still aiming for 7-8 CM?
If so, do you feel it is possible or have you been thinking to cut down earlier?



Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Nerdz92 on February 21, 2016, 03:31:19 AM
Hi WalkingTall, there is very good chance I might see you in June.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: growsoon on February 21, 2016, 03:58:01 AM
Hello WalkingTall: I think do more exercise as possible as you can. I recommend if you don't have exercise bike. Try to buy one. It is real helpful for your train your legs. Be careful after LL 5 cm, it is harder and harder for your mobility and flexibility. Good luck for your LL trip.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 21, 2016, 06:01:01 AM
Hi Arch,
I am aiming for 7-8 CM. I believe its possible. No thinking of cutting down.

Hi Nerdz92,
If possible we will meet and chat in June. Right now my plan is to leave mid of June.

Hi growsoon,
Thanks for your wish! There is an exercise bike here. I will ask my physio about when to use it. So far band exercises, wearing sandals, physio and leg raising workouts are helping for my legs flexibility. Physio told me my legs are having good flexibility and increasing day by day. Lets see how it is after 5 CM.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 21, 2016, 06:25:01 AM
Since my last update nothing much changed, Schedule is mostly the same. Sometimes I wake up late but will adjust the workouts and lengthening accordingly. No major issues. only one disturbing thing was pin cutting pain. Leftmost pin on the right knee was hurting badly. My best guess for cause of this pain is I turned my right leg completely left to sleep on the left side. I realized only when I woke up. I kept my leg in that position long time it seems. When I keep my leg straight it started to hurt so much. But I had to keep my leg straight. When laying down pain was bearable. But going to restroom, doing workouts it was hurting so much. Last 4 days I had to deal with that pain. Today pain is less. Feeling good.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on February 21, 2016, 05:03:58 PM
For future patients that wants to do LL with Dr Sringari,
are there any tips you can provide?
What do you recommend as preparations, I'll be heading for a surgery too but late 2018.
Still saving up ^^


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on February 23, 2016, 08:59:03 AM
After doing our analysis and read through so many diaries we realize its a painful process. But the pain what we realize after operation is much much more than what we imagine. So be ready for it.

Work on the patience if you are an active person. Its not that simple to be patience for 24 hours when having pain and discomfort on the legs. I was kept thinking like when all this go away. I always do something or the other and never sit idle. So it was tough for me. I had a chance to talk to Ike and he told me just be patience for 3-4 weeks and deal with pain then it will be ok. What he said was true and most of the pain and discomfort settled down.

Plan on your length of stay properly. Don't plan on LL trip with stringent timeline. It may affect the goal we want to achieve. The process and pain is same for 5 CM and 7 CM. only difference is lengthening time.

Plan on your entertainment and how you want to spend your time. Once the lengthening starts it's the same routine every day for months. If no entertainment time will not pass at all..

I brought the necessary things and supplements. I felt I should have brought below items also,
1. Hand Sanitizer
2. Ear buds
3. Soap liquid
4. Water bottles
5. Hand and facial tissues
6. Snacks




Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on March 02, 2016, 06:13:00 AM
A quick update,
Nothing much changed since my last update. Its the same routine and pain is ok. Sporadic pin site pains.But no major pains. Yesterday myself and Yuu went for Xray. It was kind of an outing and it was good.
After turning 31 days at 1MM per day (3.1 CM) I got 2.8CM on Left leg and 2.9 CM on Right leg. Here is the xray
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_4969_zpsjdsowaev.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_4969_zpsjdsowaev.jpg.html)

Happy with the result...


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on March 06, 2016, 05:43:44 AM
Dr.Sringari came and visited us yesterday. Yuu is getting his frame removed today. I am very happy for him. Doctor checked my X-Ray and said the lengthening looks good. He looked at my leg and said my legs are tight and it will be really challenging after 5 CM. He advised to reduce the lengthening pace. Harry told me two days back during physio that my legs are tight and asked me to reduce lengthening to .75 MM. I reduced to .75 and for this whole month I will stick to .75 MM


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on March 06, 2016, 12:13:00 PM
So you are at 5cm mark now?
That's great!


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on March 08, 2016, 06:23:49 AM
Yesterday, I stood for 2 mins and it was great. It was tough but with the help of physio and caretaker I did it. I tried to keep my body as straight as I can. First time in my life I felt myself being taller. What an amazing feel that was. The feel is motivating me now a lot. I will stand everyday from now on and once my standing is stable I will post some pics.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Truespartan on March 14, 2016, 07:21:57 PM
Hello walkingtall, it's been a week now.  How are you doing now? Are you facing any challanges?


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on March 20, 2016, 07:22:02 AM
Hello Truespartan,

I am doing good. Its the same routine and continue with my lengthening at .75MM a day. Sometimes legs are becoming very tight. So I take a day off from lengthening and relax. Last week I had swelling on my right leg ankle. So I stopped standing for a week now. I will start with standing in few days if I feel its ok to stand. No major challenges so far...


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on March 29, 2016, 12:29:51 PM
Any update mate


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on April 01, 2016, 05:44:15 PM
Hope you are doing well,
can you tell me how you contacted Dr Sringari?


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Truespartan on April 02, 2016, 02:30:49 AM
Info. drsringari. in


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on April 05, 2016, 02:00:50 PM
Thanks TrueSpartan for your reply!

Arch,
Don't know why drsringari.in website is not working. I will check with Harry and let you know. For now you can reach Harry with below contact details.
Phone : +91 9560867721
Email : info@drsringari.in


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on April 05, 2016, 02:13:59 PM
Last three weeks Harry was out for his marriage. Only his assistance came for physio. I was just turning at .75MM and was busy with my working. Sometimes it was very boring and lazy to update also ;D. As I stated in my last update I had little bit of swelling in my right ankle and I had the same in left also. Messaged harry about that and he asked me not to turn for 3/4 days. I stopped lengthening for 4 days and the swelling has gone and I felt my legs very light and no pain. He asked me start lengthening with .50 MM until he returns. So I turned only .50 MM for a week. Harry came back on Apr01 and resumed the physio. Everything is good now and he asked me to start lengthening at .75 MM from today. Myself and Yuu asked for a party for his marriage and he gave us a party. I started standing from yesterday and it feels amazing. Last time when I stood I lengthened around 3 CM. Now I lengthened around 5.5 CM and I feel taller which really feels amazing. This week I might take an X-Ray. Then I will come to know how much exactly I gained. Hopefully not much losses. I will post X-Ray once I have it.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Nerdz92 on April 06, 2016, 11:14:49 PM
Hi WalkingTall,

I am 2 months away from flying to India for LL with Dr. Sringari.

They sent me payment information for a $2000 deposit. Do you have a more personal email I can contact you at regarding payment information. Wiring money internationally, I just want to confirm a few things. I don't want to be scammed.



Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on April 07, 2016, 09:05:08 AM
Hi Nerdz92,

Email me at walkingtall502@gmail.com.

Thanks


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on April 10, 2016, 01:37:15 PM
Yesterday myself and Yuu went for X-Ray. I had totally turned 5.7 CM. X-Ray showed 5.6 CM on Left and 5.5 CM on Right.

Here is the X-Ray,
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_5118_zpsptsbleey.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_5118_zpsptsbleey.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on April 10, 2016, 01:41:47 PM
Hi Yuu!
You are a very good friend and always had a nice chat with you. Have a safe journey home. Your diary is truly inspirational. I wish you all the very best and Good Luck. Hope your recovery is fast and start walking soon. Keep us updated.

Take care!!!


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Truespartan on April 10, 2016, 02:41:19 PM
Hey walking tall.

Thank you for the update. It seems your one of the lucky who's who gets almost all of what he turns  :) . What did dr. Sringari say about the x ray. I am a little curious due to lack of cloudiness present in your tibia from new bone formation.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on April 10, 2016, 03:32:05 PM
He has been lenghtening for 2 months, I think it's quite normal there is no bone formation yet.
Give it some time, he is distracting at the perfect rate without any losses.

How is your ballerina and complications, have any Walkingtall?
You are so lucky you have lenghtening this far without any delay ^^


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on April 11, 2016, 01:42:29 PM
Hi Truespartan,
Dr.Sringari looked at the X-Ray and said the same thing. Callus formation is very slow. If you keep lengthening the bone is distracting continuously. So Callus will be very slow or may not form. I guess once lengthening is stopped callus formation will be good.

I eat lot of milk, Yogurt and 1000mg calcium supplement every day. That's a good source of calcium for callus formation. I also looked at Yuu X-Ray and callus formation was good. X-Rays taken before frame removal did not have a good callus formation. I guess it is ok.

Thanks


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on April 11, 2016, 02:14:17 PM
Hi Arch,

Yes, I am lucky that I didn't have much losses in my turning. I believe the reason for that is no pin bending. Also I take rest in between from turning to relax my legs and adjust my turning. some days  .75MM  and some days .50 MM depends on how my legs feel.

Ballerina is definitely there. I stand for some days for 10 mins. First I had 2 inch of Ballerina and I was gradually pushing my feet and its reduced to 1 inch. It will go away once I start standing more. If I stand I feel more painful with my legs bcos of so much of pressure on the pin sites and the legs are tight. I told Harry it is very painful and I will start standing after frame removal.  Also I was afraid of pin bending if I stand more.
So Harry started to pushing my feet in sitting position to touch the floor completely. I also do that few more times myself everyday. I feel very confident I can stand more and touch my feet completely in 2 weeks after frame removal. I saw how Yuu started standing and almost he touched the feet to the floor.

No lengthening, no heavy frames on the legs after the frame removal and the legs will feel very light. Just counting my days to remove frames...
Probably 20 more days... ::)


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on April 16, 2016, 07:27:32 AM
Hello All,

I had a swelling inside on one of the pin site and it started hurting so bad. Harry took a look at it and told I need antibiotics. He bought and gave me antibiotics and I am taking it for last 3 days. swelling reduced and no pain now. Also my leg was so tight, so I decided to take couple of days off from turning. Apr13&14 I didn't turn. My legs are better and lighter now. From yesterday I started turning .75 again.

Told Harry I am bored with eating same routine food. He told he will get it from outside. This week he bought 2 times from outside. Food was good and tasty.

Harry comes twice a day and provide physio. After physio the legs feel very relaxed and flexible. But it is painful also.  Harry told it is very important to have hard physio so that it will help me walking soon after frame removal. So I am ok with the pain.

Thanks


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on April 16, 2016, 06:02:44 PM
Walking Tall, mind giving me your email (fake or real) so I can contact you, I have some few personal questions.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on April 16, 2016, 06:17:45 PM
Nevermind, saw the email above, sorry!


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Nerdz92 on April 17, 2016, 04:33:35 AM
Hi Nerdz92,

Email me at walkingtall502@gmail.com.

Thanks

Hi WalkingTall,

I sent you a personal email a while ago but have not received anything back. Would love to talk with you!


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on April 19, 2016, 06:57:38 AM
Hi Nerdz92,

I check my emails often and have not received any email from you. Can you please send it again?

Thanks


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on April 25, 2016, 06:13:40 AM
Hello All,

So far I have turned 6.7 CM. Last week I didn't turn for 2 days due to tightness. Also I was down with Cold. I took some medication for cold and I am better now. Turning .75 MM a day. Right now I am thinking of stopping lengthening after reaching 7.3 CM so that with loss I reach 7 CM. Legs are becoming so tight and I don't want to push it more. Also I don't have more time. I am planning for 4 weeks of Physio after frame removal so that I can walk with crutches comfortably. So I might stop lengthening after this week.

Thanks


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Bigfaker on April 25, 2016, 12:29:54 PM
Hey Walking,

Congrats on almost being done.

How are you measuring your distraction? Do you guys still use the measurement of the radiology guys at Privat? It seemed like their magnification always exaggerated the amount of gain. Do you guys use a wrench or piece of metal for reference?

Most of the guys in our guest house did not get quite what they expected. You may lose more than just 3mm (~4%). I lost about 26% of my turn, due to compression and pin bending.

I totally understanding stopping due to tightness and time constraints. It's a prudent thing to do...but I just wanted to prepare you...especially since this will be your only lengthening journey.



Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on April 29, 2016, 05:06:14 PM
Hey Bigfaker,

Thanks for your info on measuring. I will keep that in mind before taking the final decision to stop lengthening.

Yes, we are using the measurement of the radiology from Privat Hospital. I never cared to use any other reference to measure as I thought measuring thru Radiology will be almost correct.

Sorry for your loss of 26%. It is very difficult to lengthen and losing about 26% is very painful.

Harry told me not to do any walking or other activities during lengthening as there is more loss due to compression and pin bending. He suggested only to stand for 5-10 mins. All of my X-Ray measurement were almost equal to what I have lengthened.

Tomorrow I am planning to take an X-Ray and decide to stop lengthening or not. I will post the results once I have the X-Ray.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on May 01, 2016, 11:55:25 AM
Here is the Xray taken on Apr30
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_5274_zpsf9uyq73y.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_5274_zpsf9uyq73y.jpg.html)

As per X-Ray Right leg shows 7.1 CM gain and left leg shows 6.8 CM gain. Harry suggests to turn 3 more days on the left leg and stop lengthening. I am not turning today as my left leg is so tight. From tomorrow I will turn 3 days and stop lengthening. Hopefully frame will be removed this week. Harry told he will check with doctor and let me know.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on May 01, 2016, 01:34:30 PM
Dr Sringari does NOT allow weightbearing during lenghtening phase?
Why does he not approve it? All the complications can be avoided during the LL phase .


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Bigfaker on May 02, 2016, 05:39:04 AM
Well, not "all" of the complications can be avoided.

Dr. Sringari did allow weightbearing during lengthening back in the old guest house, but only for the smaller guys. You can see some videos of guys walking in frames in the early diaries. The doc and Harry did not want me trying that as I was a bit of a test case...and my frames were somewhat experimental. And as I said earlier, almost all of us lost some of the amount we turned due to compression and pin bending. I think one guy turned almost 11cm to gain 8.

I don't recall any specific weight bearing discussion with Sringari (will have to check back), but 99.9999% of it was supervised by Harry. Mosdef, I discussed it with Docs Parihar and Ahuja and their concern was compression. I wrote about that in detail in back in December 2K13....maybe someday the transcript will be released.  ;)



Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on May 02, 2016, 08:48:19 AM
Hi Arch,

Dr. Sringari didn't say I should not do weight bearing. I didn't have any conversation with him regarding weight bearing. In fact after the operation his involvement is very less. He visited me 3 times so far. If we raise any issues then he will come and visit. Once Yuu mentioned he is feeling more pain at one of his pin site near knee and he could not bear it. He visited and took him to the hospital and changed the pin location. If no major issues then he visits us only few times mostly when we take X-Rays. After operation every thing is managed by Harry.

Harry will give good physio for 2 times a day. That really help the legs to be flexible. Apart from that he asked me to stand for 5-10 mins every day once I complete 3 CM lengthening. I was standing for 3 weeks. After I reached 5 CM my legs were very tight and it became very painful. Harry told I should continue doing standing. I never saw Yuu standing during lengthening. when I asked Harry, he told Yuu does not want to stand as it is very painful. But after frame removal yuu felt his legs very light and I saw him standing 30 mins 2 times comfortably. Doing cycling comfortably 1 hour 2 times. So it was my decision not to stand. I told Harry I feel lot of pressure from frames and don't want to stand. Also I don't want to have pin bending and loss. He told it is very important and I said I understand but its ok for me.So it was my choice.

Ballerina and Knee bending are the two main complications I see. Hopefully I will be able to correct these after frame removal in few weeks.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on May 03, 2016, 04:03:52 PM
But what is the diff. between Dr Sringari and Dr Barinov external fixator?

Barinov : MUST WALK!! To avoid all complications
Sringari : Less due compression


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Bigfaker on May 06, 2016, 10:48:14 PM
Arch,

From the images I've seen, I don't think the fixators are all that different, just variations of the original Ilizarov design.

What you are talking about really, is the different philosophies of various doctors, which are the result of the difference in their training, experience, patient results, etc.

If you really want a thorough answer, you should contact the docs yourself. They all seem to respond...eventually.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on May 10, 2016, 12:25:25 PM
My frames have been removed on May05 at 9.30 PM. Harry took me to hospital at 8 PM and was taken to OT around 9 PM. They prepared my legs and gave me anastasia. Operation was about 1 hour and around 10.30 I came to the hospital room. Numbing effect was there till 5 AM in the morning. I felt pain after that but not that much. Harry came around 10.30 AM and discharged me. I reached apartment around 12 PM. I felt legs were painful after reaching apartment and around 2 PM I felt little bit feverish also. So Pain was more and intense. I told Harry and he told I need antibiotics and painkiller and he will buy when coming in the evening. Around 6 hours it was like hell of a pain. He gave me medications around 8 PM and I took it after the dinner around 9 PM. By 10 PM I felt very normal and no feverish feel and though its painful it was not like in the afternoon. I think bcos of the feverish I felt pain was more. Then I thought before getting out of the hospital I should have had an antibiotic injection.

May7-9 was just taking lot of rest and pain has reduced a lot. Still the screw site where the stitches were made is painful. Going to restroom and moving around activities were not that difficult. It was quite normal.

Today Harry came and removed my bandages and told skin will heal fast. I cleaned my legs in the afternoon with hot water and now it feels good. My left leg is more painful than my right leg. I looked at the screw sites and stitches in left leg is longer than right leg. Could be the reason for more pain.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: tallerz on May 10, 2016, 05:05:34 PM
Congrats man.  I wish you a speedy recovery.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Truespartan on May 10, 2016, 09:09:36 PM
Congrats! Your 1 step closer now. Stay focused and sTay positive!

Have you any news on Yuu?


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on May 12, 2016, 06:48:13 AM
Thanks Tallerz!

Thanks Truespartan!
No news about Yuu! I have mailed him to check how he is doing. But no reply. Hopefully he is recovering well.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on May 12, 2016, 06:54:19 AM
Yesterday Harry came and he started physio for me. It was very light physio but it was painful. Hopefully day by day it gets better. He told first we will work on Knee bending for a week. Then I can start standing and walking. He told by that time my callus will also be good. He also mentioned it will be tough to walk with knee bending.

So yesterday physio session was mainly focusing on the knee bending. He told my knees are ok and flexible and I don't have a lot of knee bending. Probably in a week my knee bending will be straightened with physio workouts.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Bigfaker on May 14, 2016, 02:20:23 AM
Congratulations WT! I'm really happy for you. And now the REAL work begins!

Glad you got to recover in a hospital room and not some little side room like I had. Also, I hope you didn't have to be carried up 2+flights of stairs to your apartment.

How is your ballerina?

Also, don't forget to work on your core muscles!


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on May 14, 2016, 08:37:34 AM
Thanks Bigfaker!

Ballerina is definitely there. But not sure of how many inches. Once I start standing I will come to know. Harry has not asked me to start standing yet.

Yeah, I have started working out for core muscles.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on May 14, 2016, 09:01:29 AM
Last 3 days Harry came once a day and we worked out for knee bending. I can see my knees are flexible and hopefully when start standing I will not have much knee bending.

He told from next week he will change with workouts and it will be intense. I asked him when can I start standing and he told we will see after a week. He mentioned it is very risky to start standing at this point.

My condition,
Tightness in legs have reduced
Pin site wounds are healing. but not completely healed
Knee bending is getting better
Having Ballerina


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2016, 08:12:04 PM
Good job Walking Tall!!!

I am very glad you finished your lenghtening process.
But isn't the best way to avoid future complications, to avoid this during the lengthening phase?

I hope you can fix your ballerina and consolidation goes well !


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on May 16, 2016, 08:00:33 AM
Thanks Arch!

It is best try to reduce the complications during lengthening phase. We cannot avoid complications as far as I know. Over the period of time with workouts the complications will go away.
We might think after reading diaries we can do all the workouts during lengthening. But when we actually do it based on the pain tolerance level our mind decides. In my case I stood for 4 weeks and my ballerina was getting better. But then my leg was so tight after 5 CM and it was lot of pain and I could not take it. I was also worried about pin bending bcos of so much of pressure. So my mind changed.

I know people have done standing and walking through out the lengthening process. But it depends on the individual and how your body accepts it.

So when you do it you will decide what you want to do no matter what you have planned before LL.

As I have mentioned in my diary before, the pain what we will go through is much much much more than what we will imagine when going through diaries and plan for LL.

Thanks


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on May 16, 2016, 09:00:54 AM
Yesterday no physio due to Sunday.

Today Harry came around 12.30 and had physio session. I stood for 10 mins leaned on the wall using the walker. This is the first time standing after frame removal. My right leg is ok and I could feel lot of stretching on my calf muscles. on my left leg most of the pressure went to front part of the knee and I could not feel any stretch on the calf muscles. I told harry and he pressed the left leg ankle inwards then I felt stretching on calf muscles. Harry told it will get better. Also I don't have knee bending.

Caretaker person has gone to his hometown for a month(I guess). Harry could not find anyone for replacement until he returns. So I am moving to a new place tomorrow morning. Harry told it will be a good place and kind of like a paying guest rooms and near to his clinic.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on May 16, 2016, 03:55:53 PM
How long will you stay in India?

How long did it took for you to lengthen 7 CM?

How is your walking now? Summer is arriving, I hope you can enjoy your height than :)


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on May 20, 2016, 07:44:11 AM
I will stay in India for 3 more weeks.
It took me 96 days to achieve my results.
Have not started walking yet. Standing for last 5 days and working on ballerina. Will start walking from next week with crutches.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on May 20, 2016, 08:06:18 AM
I moved to the new place and its good and comfortable. Harry comes everyday and gives physio. I started standing once a day for last 5 days. From today will stand for two times a day.

Cycling machine was not moved to new place. So harry gave me this small machine.
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_5362_zpsotntcnjx.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_5362_zpsotntcnjx.jpg.html)

This is how my legs look like 15 days after frame removal
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/FullSizeRender_zpscta6gizy.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/FullSizeRender_zpscta6gizy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Bigfaker on May 20, 2016, 12:40:57 PM
Looking good, WT.

How's your Ballerina?

You should try to do exercises on your own when Harry is not there. A lot of things you can do like leg extensions, hip raises, theraband stuff, core strengthening. I REALLY wish I spent more time doing this in India!

Does Harry still use the hot wax? Some of us thought that was really ineffective. Standing in hot water (with a walker for support) got the soft tissues much looser and much quicker.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on May 22, 2016, 06:38:38 AM
Thanks Bigfaker!

Ballerina is almost 2 inches. In Left leg little bit more. But I can feel it is slowly getting better.
Yes I am doing workouts when harry is not there. Doing leg raises, leg extensions. Hip raises I will include it in my routine(thanks for the tip!). Band stuff I am not doing as it is broke. Will get a new one and include that workout as well in my routine.

Harry never told me about hot wax. But he asked me to put my legs in hot water for 15-20 mins everyday. My stitches are not removed yet. So I am soaking up to stitches. Once stitches are removed I will soak entire tibia.... 


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on May 25, 2016, 02:14:44 PM
Update,
Harry is giving me good physio for 20 mins 2 times a day. I am standing for 10 mins and walking for 5 mins with walker in his presence. I feel stress on the shin bone so walking only for 5 mins. Probably next week I will increase walking to 10 mins.
My right leg is improving good. I can feel good stretch on calf muscles and ballerina is reduced. when walking and standing my achilles tendon is going down and becoming flexible.
But my left leg is still tight and all my weight is going to tip toe when standing and walking. Achilles tendon is very tight and it has to reduce before I can feel stretching on the calf muscles. So harry is pushing my left ankle inwards to get a stretch. Left leg is improved but not as much as right leg.

Its been 20 days after frame removal. Overall the condition has improved.
No surgery pain
Pin sites are healing good
Tightness in right leg is almost gone. but left leg still has a lot
Knee bending is almost gone. Due to sleeping style having some in the morning time. But walking is not disturbed by that
Ballerina in right leg is improving. but in left leg no significant reduction.



Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Bigfaker on June 01, 2016, 06:23:50 AM
WT,

In addition to standing, try stretching on your own like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMGpUrzp5cw

You don't need Theraband for this. It's actually better to use a rigid belt or strap. Elastic bands don't give enough resistance to counter the Achilles and calf muscles. I handled Ballerina pretty well, but I WISH I would have started doing this before I got home.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: fightforit on June 25, 2016, 11:19:01 AM
Walking Tall!   ;D
your diary is getting me excited! i am also an Indian and 5"3 tall!
my goal will be the same 6-7 cm on tibias! i am also considering LL with Dr. Sringari.

Its been one month since your last post man! how are you doing?
how is the ballerina? how much are you walking these days?  :)

Any particular advice you have for me as a fellow Indian?   ??? ???

and lastly i would like to know your final opinion on Sringari.  would you recommend him for LL? 

regards,
fightforit


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on June 30, 2016, 12:59:16 PM
Hi BigFaker,
Thanks for sharing that video! I have included that in my daily routine. It gives a good stretch in hamstrings and calf muscles. But could not see any effect on my ballerina.

Hi fightforit,
No specific advice. Just know more about this LL and prepare yourself to be strong.
I will write about my final opinion later...

Thanks



Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on June 30, 2016, 01:29:32 PM
Its been 54 days post frame removal.

Pin sites have healed and feel no pain.

Right Leg,
No tightness.
Ankle is flexible.
Ballerina is about 3 CM

Left Leg,
Still very tight.
Ankle is not flexible and very tight. From my last update tightness might have reduced 15% on the left leg. Overall it is still tight about 75%.
Ballerina is about 5 CM
This leg is little bit twisted. Harry told me that my ankle tightness has to reduce for this twist to go away

weight bearing in legs have improved and I feel legs are stronger than before. Calf muscles are growing and callus growth is also good.

I was planning to travel back 10 days back. But I postponed my travel 3 more weeks to gain confidence and improve my condition.

So far its been 5 months 10 days since my first surgery. Achieved length of 7 CM and walking like below.

(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/th_IMG_5477_zpsbliodhcx.mp4) (http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_5477_zpsbliodhcx.mp4)

Trained walking with shoulder crutches for 2 weeks and started walking with elbow crutches for last 3 days. Its difficult but hoping it gets better.

Thanks



Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on June 30, 2016, 01:44:13 PM
My Daily routine so far,

Standing for 15 mins 4 times a day
walking for 15 mins 3 times a day. Last 3 days went out for walking with Harry and walked about 25 mins continuously.
Physio for 2 times a day
soaking in hot water with salt for 15 mins before physio.
Sit and leg raise with ankle weight (100 counts)
lay down and hip raise (30 counts)
sand bagging on left leg for 30 mins
Sit and Calf stretch for 15 mins

So far my only problem that is disturbing me is ballerina but I continue to fight for it....


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: danniejoe26 on June 30, 2016, 04:06:40 PM
Its been 54 days post frame removal.

Pin sites have healed and feel no pain.

Right Leg,
No tightness.
Ankle is flexible.
Ballerina is about 3 CM

Left Leg,
Still very tight.
Ankle is not flexible and very tight. From my last update tightness might have reduced 15% on the left leg. Overall it is still tight about 75%.
Ballerina is about 5 CM
This leg is little bit twisted. Harry told me that my ankle tightness has to reduce for this twist to go away

weight bearing in legs have improved and I feel legs are stronger than before. Calf muscles are growing and callus growth is also good.

I was planning to travel back 10 days back. But I postponed my travel 3 more weeks to gain confidence and improve my condition.

So far its been 5 months 10 days since my first surgery. Achieved length of 7 CM and walking like below.

(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/th_IMG_5477_zpsbliodhcx.mp4) (http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_5477_zpsbliodhcx.mp4)

Trained walking with shoulder crutches for 2 weeks and started walking with elbow crutches for last 3 days. Its difficult but hoping it gets better.

Thanks





Thanks for sharing, why do you think you got ballerina foot? Did the doctor say it would go away on its own?


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on July 01, 2016, 09:47:55 AM
Ballerina foot occurs when muscles do not stretch with lengthening pace. Lengthening happens at the front part of the tibia. calf muscles and tendon on the backside should also stretch otherwise ballerina will occur. Slow lengthening and lot of standing during lengthening will help reduce ballerina. I did fast lengthening and I didn't stand more during lengthening as my legs were so tight and painful. I have tight muscles and it was not that flexible. So I got ballerina.

It will not go away on its own. We need to stand and walk more. Doctor looked at my legs he said my muscles are tight and it will take time for me. But he mentioned it will go away with lot of walking.

I cannot walk more now. My legs are not that strong. I can walk 15 mins 3 times day. Then my legs become very tired. I believe once the bone is fully formed and have good calf muscles I can walk more then the ballerina will go away.



Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on July 01, 2016, 09:53:54 AM
Below pic was taken 40 days back when I was standing after frame removal


(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_5501_zpsz2ldc7ly.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_5501_zpsz2ldc7ly.jpg.html)

This pic was taken today during physio

(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_5500_zpsy8jkdvun.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_5500_zpsy8jkdvun.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: growsoon on July 01, 2016, 12:07:10 PM
Hello WalkingTall:  Congratulations, you finished LL. 3 cm BF is not bad, probably get off BF 2 months. I meet 2 patients BF is worse than you. They get off BF without surgery. You Just need times and exercise. I watch your video and your walk is good.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: brokenman on July 03, 2016, 01:02:40 AM
Congrats


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: fightforit on July 03, 2016, 08:56:55 AM
Hey guys,
This is important!!

I am really concerned about having too much of ballerina foot.  3-5cm seems a lot to recover from.
Is there a possibility that it wont ever get perfect. . . . (example) you are left with 0. 5 or say 1 cm of ballerina for life?  ???


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on July 03, 2016, 02:05:55 PM
Thanks growsoon! Hopefully it goes away in 2 months for me as well.

Thanks brokenman!

Hi fightforit!
Everyone's body reacts differently during LL. If you really concerned about too much of ballerina then stopping lengthening might be a good idea. Generally people stopping at 5-5.5CM will have less ballerina or no ballerina at all. It also depends on your body type.
I cannot answer the question of having left with ballerina for life for now....My case can be a good one for dealing with ballerina and recovering from it. Keep following my diary.I will post my progress.....


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on July 03, 2016, 02:28:17 PM
India is a good option to achieve LL at an affordable price. But quality comes with the cost. You cannot expect a 5 start quality and service. But it is reasonable and you will feel ok for the price you are paying. That's how I felt.

But I also felt for the same price service was better 2 years back. Lately the service level has come down I have to say. But I didn't consider that as a big deal as I was focusing on achieving my LL. when I was looking at diaries 2 years back the service seems to be good and people had most of the necessary things for LL (Like Gym equipment, different varieties of food, etc). I asked harry why the service level has come down. He told 2 years back operation was handled by doctor and rehab was handled by him as a separate entities. So he spent lot of money and time for patients care. Now doctor is managing and he doesn't have enough time to manage things and seems like it has come down.

Harry told me he is starting his rehab for LL as like he did before. He is working on a website for his rehab service. He told he will work with Dr.Sringari but separate the rehab. For more details people can contact him. This is his contact details,
Email : limblengthcare@gmail.com
Phone : +91 9560867721


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: fightforit on July 04, 2016, 11:32:08 AM
Hey Walking Tall,
Thanks for replying bro.
I wish you all the best for your journey ahead.
Do keep us updated , will be looking forward to your posts.

regards,
fightforit


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on July 18, 2016, 04:03:12 AM
Reached back US safely.

July 8th was my flight. Harry dropped me at the airport and assist me to get a wheelchair for check-in. Then he left. Then I checked-in at AirIndia ticket counter and kept my shoulder crutches with me. Once the check-in is done wheel chair assistant took me to the security check. Security officer asked me to stand on my crutches to frisk me. Then I went to the gate. Wheel chair assistant told me he will come back during boarding. I reached the gate 1 hour before the boarding.

I preferred AirIndia bcos they have non-stop flight to New York (13 hours). I booked ticket at the last row so that I can go the restroom without struggling much.

When the boarding started the wheel-chair assistant did not come. All other wheel chair passengers where boarding but I was sitting in the waiting seat. Then they started the boarding for regular passengers. Then I was boarded at the end. I was walking with crutches inside flight. The flight was full and everybody was looking at me. It was bit strange and different for me. Then I thought I should go thru as part of this journey and I was ok.

Sad thing is the restroom behind my seat was closed and flight crew mentioned it is under maintenance. So I had to go thru the other side. Apart from that my journey was good.

I thought during the security check bcos of the IM nails it will alarm. But it didn't. Once I reached US wheel chair passengers were asked to stay back and once all the regular passengers are out assistant came for wheel chair passengers. Wheel chair assistant helped me to clear the immigration and helped to get my luggage from the carousel. My brother was waiting at the passenger's pick up area and wheel chair assistant came till the car parking. Then I reached home....

It was completely a different feel at the airport with moving around in wheel chair with crutches. But its part of this journey. One more thing is my legs have swollen a lot during the journey. After reaching home put my legs in hot water and after taking rest it went away the next day.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Bigfaker on July 21, 2016, 12:02:30 AM
Welcome home WT!

I didn't know you lived in New York. I was just there a week before you returned.

Congrats on surviving the surgery, lengthening, and recovery stages. Now comes REALLY hard part! (kidding). But it is a tough transition from having caretakers 24/7 to starting to be independent again.

Also, try simply elevating your feet (you can rest them against the wall) when they swell up. When I first got home, I had that quite often as I tried to walk more than my body was prepared for:
(http://i.imgur.com/6s2rvh3.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/7XDwMCQ.jpg)


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on July 22, 2016, 09:03:47 PM
Hi Bigfaker,

Thanks for the tip. I will do that when my legs swells.
First few days my legs were swelling when I was walking. But nowadays its not swelling. I guess my legs are adjusted for walking.

Next time when you are in New York let me know. We will meet.

You mentioned you handled ballerina pretty well. Can you tell me how you handled? How long did it take for you to remove ballerina completely?
how long you were walking with crutches?

Thanks


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on July 22, 2016, 09:33:41 PM
Its been 2 weeks after reaching US.

My overall health is improved
Food cravings have been stopped. Eating well and feeling healthy
My legs are becoming strong and gained muscles little bit.
Able to walk for 40 mins continuously twice a day.

No reduction in Ballerina yet  :'( :'( :'(

Workout routines
2 times walking for 40 mins (Morning and evening)
standing for 50-60 mins daily (10-15 mins in 2 hour intervals)
cycling for 1 hour (2 times 30 mins each) but not every day
Hamstrings stretching for 20 mins

Started driving car. Initially it was tough due to Dorsiflexion was bad and painful in the shin. Now its ok.

This is how I look after lengthening,
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_5545_zps7abzdgxi.png) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_5545_zps7abzdgxi.png.html)

I have put more weight probably close to 5 kg when compared to my weight before LL. But not worrying about it. Once I recovered will deal with my weight later.

I now feel an average height person. I feel I am not in the short group anymore. It feels amazing. But still not happy 100%. Once ballerina goes away and started walking flat without any crutches I would be happy 100%. Not sure how long its gonna take....




Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: TIBIKE2002 on July 23, 2016, 01:49:50 AM
Good luck with recovery

Why hamstring stretch? It has nothing to do with ballerina foot.

You should hire a physio in your home city. If you can't afford, do calf stretches like the downward looking dog yoga position, and other calf and achilles stretches


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: growsoon on July 23, 2016, 04:55:24 AM
WalkingTall: I agree TIBIKE2002 hire physio. Physio is really important to recover soon. Get off BF is a long time process according to my roommate. He get off BF 5 cm around 5 months and he hire physio 2 times per week.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on July 23, 2016, 01:30:22 PM
Could you show a picture of how bad your ballerina is?
Maybe a video of barefoot walking?

If it is possible ofcourse!!

Thanks!


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Bigfaker on July 23, 2016, 03:15:26 PM
Good luck with recovery

Why hamstring stretch? It has nothing to do with ballerina foot.

You should hire a physio in your home city. If you can't afford, do calf stretches like the downward looking dog yoga position, and other calf and achilles stretches

TBIKE,
The hamstrings and gastroc/Achilles are inter-connected by nerves and fasciae. Everything works together. Some call it "muscle interdependence", some call it the "Kinetic Chain"
http://breakingmuscle.com/au/mobility-recovery/everything-is-connected-fix-weak-links-to-prevent-injury
http://www.runnersworld.com/training-video/inside-the-doctors-office-strengthen-your-kinetic-chain
This is why working on just the calf muscle in isolation is not enough. It's why stretching the gastroc/Achilles while seated is not enough. With moderate (or severe) equinus conrtracture, when you stretch out the lower leg muscles, it can cause the knee to bend in response (more below).

WalkingTall: I agree TIBIKE2002 hire physio. Physio is really important to recover soon. Get off BF is a long time process according to my roommate. He get off BF 5 cm around 5 months and he hire physio 2 times per week.

These guys are right about the help a legit PT can provide. I go twice a week now, down from 3x/week when I first got home. But you already know from the time in India that it's not all about the time you spend with PTs. A LOT of the work you have to do on your own, pretty much every day, if not multiple times per day.

You mentioned you handled ballerina pretty well. Can you tell me how you handled? How long did it take for you to remove ballerina completely?
how long you were walking with crutches?

LOL, I've been meaning to write about this forever. I guess you're finally egging me to do it...and I'll just copy/paste into my diary LOL. This is not a simple question, especially since equinus can be so aggressive and persistent.

The first part, I'm sure you did with Harry: the pressing down on your knees while seated, right?:
(http://i.imgur.com/RlvHRT6.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/DjuHzVU.jpg)

Once I got my heels down to the floor consistently, I rolled up a towel under my foot to get a bit of dorsiflexion:
(http://i.imgur.com/nE0Fv3x.jpg)

Remember I said Harry used to use hot wax:
(http://i.imgur.com/gL2ab3x.jpg)
...which we all though was pretty pointless and way too time-consuming. It only warmed up the skin. Soaking in hot water was much more helpful. When I soaked while seated, I put weights on my knees to press down:
(http://i.imgur.com/PCYTeaA.jpg)

But as I said, my knees (esp. the R, which had worse BF) would want to bend when the heels were pressed down to the floor (or toes pulled up, while lying down). So standing is really important. I wasn't quite ready to stand on a step (and the hotel didn't have railings close enough to hold both sides, so I used the towel again while standing:
(http://i.imgur.com/A6by2aX.jpg)

I spent a LOT of time standing like this. When my arms got tired, I just bent over the walker and let my torso hold me up:
(http://i.imgur.com/DVrYetg.jpg)

But now that you're home you could buy or build something like this:
(https://www.uniquefit1.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image-1615_3.jpg)
...especially if you don't have a step that works for stretching.

But you can only do so much on your feet in a day...and your arms can only hold you up for so long. Probably the MOST important thing I did in India was press my heels against the wall...well, specifically, the headboard:
(http://i.imgur.com/ugKHRjb.jpg)
See the knee bend? That's why I started piling weights on my knees:
(http://i.imgur.com/LAcDuFF.jpg)

And then added the towel roll:
(http://i.imgur.com/Ku5CE0c.jpg)
LOL. I bought the Monopoly to play with fellow patients in the guest house. We never played once. I do remember one night playing poker, using pizza seasoning packets as "chips", though. ;D

I would set up this crazy position, put on some good music, and literally lie there for HOURS! I remember I used to fall asleep and our caretaker Sukesh, the PTs or (once) Dr. Sringari would wake me up and I was still in this position.

WHEN I GOT HOME:
OK, the persistence part: I got my heels to the floor and a bit of dorsiflexion while in India. Once I was home, I was so busy catching up with work, trying to re-connect with fiancé/family/friends, and I couldn't get an appointment at a PT center for almost two weeks. I was too lax stretching on my own. So by the time I started with the PTs in the US, I was feeling the Ballerina had regressed partly and I lost some of the flexibility I had gained the month before. I definitely remember because my PT said I "walked in on my toes" when she met me.

So once I got back to fully-stocked gyms in the US, I added calf stretching on the leg press machine, about every other day:
(http://i.imgur.com/VU3YB2X.png)

Probably the best thing about PT at home was starting on the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill:
(http://i.imgur.com/dVk0RGX.jpg)
If you've never heard of it, it's a NASA-designed machine that has an air bubble which lifts you and helps you walk or run without putting your full body weight on your legs. You can see it in most of my US videos. I would walk for up to an hour, at 40-70% of my body weight, at the maximum incline, at a veeeery slow pace (like 0.7 MPH). Remember how Harry would stretch the calves for a couple minutes by pressing the balls of your feet toward you? This is the same idea, except using your body weight, and much more slowly. I just looked and there a ton of AlterGs in the New York area, but if you can't get to one (or don't want to pay), you could always walk on a regular treadmill and hold yourself with your arms. This is pretty strenuous after 10 minutes, though. Especially, in initial recovery, when you're not allowed to put much weight on your legs.

With regular stretching, I would say most of the equinus was handled in the first 3 months after frame removal. I had good dorsiflexion soon after that, but my ankle issues have always complicated things. And mornings are STILL tough to this day. In the morning, when everything is stiff, it still takes a couple minutes for my heels to come down. It probably will be easier for you, since you're younger...and don't have bone fragments floating in your ankle.

Crutches were pretty much my adopted body parts for much of the last 2 years. I had enough callus in the R leg to only need one crutch by August 2014 (4 months post-FR). But you know I had non-union, so I was on one crutch ( and sometimes two again) until November of 2015. And then I had 2 surgeries this year, so back on them again for a few weeks in February and May. Like I said, my damn crutches were pretty much attached to me.

Hope some of this helps you. There's probably more, but that's all I can remember right now. Good luck!


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Bigfaker on July 23, 2016, 11:44:45 PM
Also, I do the calf stretch with the strap or belt for a minute on each leg, several times a day. Especially when I wake up in the morning (unless I'm in a rush). When I'm on the couch watching TV, I will do stretches almost the entire time.

WT, you said you didn't notice an effect from this, but you have to give it time...and a LOT of work. I can't say how much this particular stretch (ar any of the above tactics) helped. I think it had to be a combination of all. That's the problem with wanting to glean discrete data from people's experiences. We have to focus on our recovery. Who can risk just doing single isolated things and who has time for controlled studies?


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on August 08, 2016, 07:56:49 PM
Hi TIBIKE,

Thanks for your idea of downward looking dog yoga position. But with my current dorsiflexion it is very tough to do it for me. once its get better then I will try to do that. I used to do Yoga and yes it is very good stretch workout.
I am looking to hire physio soon...

Hi Growsoon,
Yes getting rid off ballerina seems to be a very long process.

Hi BigFaker,

Thanks for all the tips and sharing the methods you followed to remove ballerina. Except the paraffin wax and Anti-gravity tread-mill I am doing all other things.
I will try to hire a physio who is working in a facility with anti-gravity treadmill. There are some groupon package also available. But is very far from home.
You are right, Workouts should be combination of everything and should do a lot. We cannot rush the recovery as the body is taking its own time to recover no matter how hard we push....


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on August 08, 2016, 08:33:35 PM
Its been 4 weeks after reaching US

Walking is much better now. Walking 1 hour daily (Morning and evening 30 mins)
Right leg has improved and calf muscle has grown a bit
Leg leg tightness has reduced 50%. Still 50% tight and ankle is not flexible due to tightness. Calf muscle has grown a bit
Standing daily 1.5 hours
stretching 1.5 hours daily (through out the day)
Ballerina seems to be reduced a bit. A very little. Its very tough to notice but there is some improvement.
My thighs are very skinny. Need to build them.

this is my walking video,
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/th_IMG_5592_zpstxnnc2od.mp4) (http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_5592_zpstxnnc2od.mp4)

Stretchings,
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_5602_zpsfeqpbhae.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_5602_zpsfeqpbhae.jpg.html)
will do few more stretches by holding the pillar and pressing the feet by placing in the base of the pillar. Calf and tendons will get a good stretch.

Sandbagging and pressing after soaking in hot water
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_5603_zpspk77izwq.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_5603_zpspk77izwq.jpg.html)

While standing will put 2*20 lbs sand bags on the shoulder and stand. Standing and walking gives the good stretch on tendon and calf than any workouts.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on August 08, 2016, 08:34:56 PM
Forgot to post this stretching pic,
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_5577_zpsw1khenig.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_5577_zpsw1khenig.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on August 08, 2016, 08:39:52 PM
Keeping in touch with Harry and updating my recovery. He has mentioned I have improved a lot. Till I get rid off ballerina, seems like I am not going to feel my improvements ;D..

He has mentioned he has opened his website. Anybody is planning LL in india check this website. It also has the contact details.
harrysrehab.com


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on August 08, 2016, 10:11:09 PM
Hi WT!


I am very happy for you everything turned out to be good, in my opinion your healing process is going great, you walk very good, how come you are still using crutches?

Your ballerina feet is also great, it is unnnoticed to the untrained eye.

Could you post a few pictures of your xray please?

Id like to see your bone formation and how Dr sringari handled the Im nailing :)


Have a good day/night!


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on August 10, 2016, 02:45:17 PM
Hi Arch,

I tried waking without crutch. I could not do it. I felt too much stress on leg and I could not think of making a step. I also tried walking with single crutch. Could not do that as well. It will take long time I guess. Not sure how long...

This is the last X-Ray I took on July04 before coming to US.
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/walkingtall5/IMG_5506_zpsi2aidmfa.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/walkingtall5/media/IMG_5506_zpsi2aidmfa.jpg.html)

Thanks


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on August 12, 2016, 03:50:06 PM
I have been carefully monitoring all the xrays of Dr Sringari.

Not to accuse him or something, I have no medical background so what I am saying is purely opinion and please don't take it serious!

It is like Dr Sringari always insert the IM Nail random into the tibia bone, sometime's it's in the tibia, sometime just little above (like in this case) and it looks like his nail are always inserted in a bended way.

Could someone help me out or explain why please?

Do you have any complications?


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on August 15, 2016, 02:24:49 AM
I am sure Dr. Sringari knows what he was doing and I believe him. If at all it is a problem he would have brought it up when he was reviewing the X-Rays.I would suggest you to check with doctor during consultation. He could be the better person than anybody to answer your question as he inserted the nails in my opinion.

After taking X-Ray I did check with him regarding the nail was bent little bit. He told the nail cannot be bent and it's the structure of the nail. He told my callus formation was good and the role of the nail at this point was nil.

I didn't have any problems so far other than few things mentioned in my previous posts.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on August 15, 2016, 04:45:02 AM
Ho WT,

I am glad everything is fine, youll be able to walk soon.
I forgot to ask a few questions, do you mind?

How did you pay Dr Sringari.
With what method can we pay?
Is there usage of paypal or?


Thanks :)


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: El Pili Pili on August 24, 2016, 01:44:46 PM
Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

I now might consider doing my LL with Dr.  Sringari.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: El Pili Pili on August 24, 2016, 04:39:17 PM
Btw,

I have bow Legs and I wanted to know if this kind of surgery could help this condition,

as I read a lot of people talking about it but I didn't really understand how it was dealt with.

Regards


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: El Pili Pili on August 27, 2016, 11:35:31 AM
Sorry for my previous question, I got my answer while reading diaries!  :D


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on August 28, 2016, 07:11:49 PM
Hi Arch,

Doctor will provide his account details and we can do a wire transfer.

Hi El,

I have read in diaries that bow legs became straight and people have height gains bcos of that. Ilizarov frame is created for correcting the bone deformity. So it can be corrected. But everyone's experience is different, though few things are common in this journey. In my opinion just check with the doctor how exactly it can be corrected for your legs that will give a better idea for you rather than from other people experience. Sometimes you might think you will get the same results like them but may not be.

Thanks


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: El Pili Pili on September 01, 2016, 07:49:40 PM
Thanks for the precisions!


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Dr.LON on September 03, 2016, 08:41:59 AM
Hi walking tall , hope that your recovery is progressing and you are fine
I just wanna ask you if you tried to take your first steps since your X ray shows a stable nail and good callus formation
Regards


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Arch on September 17, 2016, 05:44:14 PM
Hi WT

How are you doing!?
It has been a while, can you walk unaided now?

Cant wait to hear from ya!


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on September 29, 2016, 06:46:25 PM
Hi LON and Arch,

Yes, I can walk unaided now but not comfortably. Its going to take lot more time for me to walk normal as I am dealing with ballerina.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: WalkingTall on September 29, 2016, 07:06:44 PM
Its been almost 6 weeks no update.

After my last update I was increasing my walking with crutches for a week. Then I tried to walk with one side crutch and without crutches for 2 days. Then I got screw pain and it was severe at the lower screw sites. I couldn't walk a week even with crutches as the pain was hell. Then after a week I was able to walk with crutches but with lot of pain. It took almost 2 weeks for the screw sites pain to go away. Then I started walking more and tried walking with one side crutch. 4 weeks it was going like that. Last week I tried walking without crutches and I was able to do it. It was very difficult but I pushed it. But this time I dont feel pain after that. Last one week I was walking without crutches.

But I cannot walk without crutches straight away. I have to walk with crutches for 4-5 mins then I can walk without crutches for 10-15 mins depends on the stretching pain limit on the legs. I dont feel much bone pain from last week which is helping me to push more for walking. But the stretching pain in tendon, heel are more, but I like that pain.

If I can walk straight away without crutch walking for 4-5 mins from the start itself, then that's a good improvement. But I am working hard to do that.

This is my walking video
https://youtu.be/Obk4mD8slwA

Complications so far,
Left leg ankle is still tight. So the ballerina is not going away.
Left leg ballerina is 4 cm and right leg ballerina is 3 cm
Left leg ankle is twisted little bit.

Though ballerina is 3 CM in right leg when walking it is touching the ground flat so my weight is evenly distributed and its easy to put weight on right leg.
But left leg is tight so still feel like walking in toe and due to tightness, though I push it my feet is not touching ground flat. so it is very tough to put entire weight on left leg.
Not sure when the tightness in left leg will go away and I will get flexibility like right leg.

I can say ballerina is reduced upto 1.5 CM in both legs.

Thanks



Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: fightforit on February 06, 2017, 08:54:26 AM
Hey WT,
where have you disappeared? it has been 4 months since your last post.
please give us an update regarding your recovery.
I hope ballerina is gone by now!

regards,  :)
fightforit


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: Romy on February 20, 2017, 12:05:38 PM
Hi i am looking for a good indian doctor for the procedure, gone through your diary how's your ballerina now.  Did you start walking normally.  Please suggest me.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: ssachuss on April 05, 2017, 12:50:23 PM
Quote from: Bigfaker link=topic=7979.   msg108148#msg108148 date=1464762230
WT,

In addition to standing, try stretching on your own like this:
https://www.   youtube.   com/watch?v=gMGpUrzp5cw

You don't need Theraband for this.    It's actually better to use a rigid belt or strap.    Elastic bands don't give enough resistance to counter the Achilles and calf muscles.    I handled Ballerina pretty well, but I WISH I would have started doing this before I got home.  

Thank you for the video!


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: ShortToMedium on September 28, 2017, 03:22:55 AM
Hey WalkingTall,

Where have you been? Could you please update your current progress? Have you fully recovered?

Cheers.


Title: Re: Walking Tall Dr Sringari
Post by: ShortToMedium on September 28, 2017, 03:25:15 AM
Hey Walking Tall,

I am also in US and I am seriously considering LL.  I have been reading for almost 1. 5 years and your diary is also one of the interesting ones.  How is your ballerina now? Do you regret for choosing to do LL in India?

Cheers.