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 on: Yesterday at 11:55:20 AM 
Started by Zeus - Last post by Camoflazh9306
Hello, how did it go?

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 on: June 26, 2017, 09:44:21 PM 
Started by Brb6ftTall - Last post by Brb6ftTall
Building up those muscles is a great idea, especially the glutes! But yeah, I do plan to start hitting the gym super hard as soon as I'm allowed to.

I can't wait for it either! Should be in about 2 weeks, I'm pretty excited to be past halfway done at that point. I'm definitely not trying to rush it, but I really can't wait to be walking again.

I'd say you could start going out "regularly" sometime around weeks 3 and 4, though obviously that number will vary based on you as an individual. For me, weeks 3 and 4 heavily decreased my pain (so much that I stopped taking pain killers) and massively increased my leg strength and function. By that point, I could easily leave the bed and go to the bathroom or walk down the stairs or do whatever I want to do, as long as I had a walker/wheelchair to move around in.

I'm getting more X-Rays for Dr. M in a few days, hopefully all will be good so I can continue this smooth journey. As I sit here typing this, I feel pretty normal in my legs and could easily forget I even had this surgery period. It'll be great if cm's 5 and on can be this much of a breeze.

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 on: June 26, 2017, 06:12:38 AM 
Started by Rgkey - Last post by 5Feet6
Hey Rgkey,
I was reading trough your diaries for a while now.  Good to see you back, and hope you're doing well!

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 on: June 26, 2017, 06:05:09 AM 
Started by Brb6ftTall - Last post by LAGrowin
Thank you Brb6ftTall.

Sorry about the delayed response.  It has been a long week.

Totally makes sense about the weight.   In preparing for my surgery in late September (creeping up so quickly), I am trying to build up my upper legs and glutes in anticipation for a massive reduction post surgery.   Hopefully your weight starts coming back quickly.  There is always time however after surgery to hit the gym hard and recover. 

I can't wait to hear that you're at the 2" mark and that you can feel and notice the difference.  I am excited for you.   Please keep us all informed as the lengthening progresses.  We know it gets tougher as time goes on.

I asked about being able to go out, as my plan is to be out and about within reason and safety limits as soon as and as much as I can post surgery. 

Blessings to you.  Continued energy for your journey.

Thank you for taking the tome to share your experiences.

LAGrowin


Quote from: Brb6ftTall link=topic=8081. msg109403#msg109403 date=1498053751
Definitely a decreased appetite for the first week, after that it got a lot better but the shrinkage to my stomach had already been done so it aws kind of difficult to build it back up.  As for my weight, my situation was perhaps unique in the sense that most of my weight was water weight and new weight that I had just put on the month before.  So as soon as I stopped weightlifting and drinking all the protein shakes and using supplements etc, most of it was able to go pretty easily and being bed bound sealed the deal.  And actually I miscalculated, I lost nearly 20 lbs lol not 30. 

The 1" isn't super noticeable actually.  I mean I definitely see the mark on the wall and it looks like a good difference, but since I'm not standing and walking throughout the day there's not much to compare my new height to, and since I'm not around other people that I know I can't compare my height to them either.  I think 2 inches will be more noticeable, at that point you're definitely at a raised view from the floor and closer to the ceiling fans.  One thing I did notice though was that my PT actually had to adjust my walker height because I got taller and outgrew it, lol.

I don't go out every day, but I could if I wanted to.  I go out 3 times a week for PT, I've been to the movies a couple of times and I've gotten a haircut recently.  I'm definitely not restricted in bed, I just prefer to be in my house for now because I don't want to fully return to public life until I can at least walk again.

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 on: June 26, 2017, 04:41:10 AM 
Started by ktala91641 - Last post by hakunamatata55
Hi Redchair
Sory to say that, didn't mean to demoralise you but your recovery speed is very slow.  You should have started walking till now.  I assume that your exercises are not working well or something went wrong.  Please upload your pictures. 
I hope you didn't have bowing of tibia and nail because Dr Sringari's  patient faced lot of trouble usually.
Appreciate if you upload your X-ray.
Take care

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 on: June 25, 2017, 01:47:45 PM 
Started by Rgkey - Last post by Arch
Glad you are still with us RGkey!
Hope you are doing alright, cant wait for your video Smiley!

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 on: June 22, 2017, 02:34:56 PM 
Started by Romy - Last post by Swaggy
Despite the late start, let's begin. 
I set a goal to achieve  atleast 6-7cm.  I am terrified but committed.   I worked 365 days straight from the few years with a level of discipline to collect the money for the ll procedure.   i was fuelled to reach what i dreamed. 
by this year's end i will reach to both my goals : to be tall and confident.   Its official anything is possible when you are committed.  
i had my surgery with Dr.  Pradip Sharma on june 1 in GNH hospital gurgaon. 
Today is 22nd day.   after 6 long days of boredom in Hospital i discharged on 6th day though hospital is good with the services and ambiance.  
Started lengthening on 13th june, it must be 10mm today. 
Guest house is good, suppose to share the guest house with Rommy but i preferred my privacy,i am not very good with sharing. 

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 on: June 22, 2017, 05:22:24 AM 
Started by Rgkey - Last post by Joe2000
Glad to hear youre still alive Wink

 9 
 on: June 21, 2017, 03:31:35 PM 
Started by ktala91641 - Last post by RedChair
Update

I'm walking with crutches now.

Consolidation is very good (I have been told).

My legs feel pretty good too.  Almost normal sometimes.

Sringari has advised me to wait until after the next x-ray (in about a month) before I should start walking with no support.

Tightness of the tendons is still there a little bit, but it goes away after walking three or four steps with the crutches.

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 on: June 21, 2017, 02:02:31 PM 
Started by Brb6ftTall - Last post by Brb6ftTall

Thank you Brb6ftTall.   Yes, seems like weight bearing is a huge part of a faster/more successful recovery.   That is A LOT of weight to lose, especially if mostly in the lower part of the body.   Do you find that your appetite had decreased significantly?

Is the 1" gained so far noticeable to you yet as you stand ?  I know it may not seem like much but it's 1".   Also as you've reached one month post-op, are you getting out of your house yet for day to day activities?   Or do you find that you've been pretty restricted and mostly in bed ?

Thank you again for all of the valuable first hand info Brb6ftTall!



Definitely a decreased appetite for the first week, after that it got a lot better but the shrinkage to my stomach had already been done so it aws kind of difficult to build it back up. As for my weight, my situation was perhaps unique in the sense that most of my weight was water weight and new weight that I had just put on the month before. So as soon as I stopped weightlifting and drinking all the protein shakes and using supplements etc, most of it was able to go pretty easily and being bed bound sealed the deal. And actually I miscalculated, I lost nearly 20 lbs lol not 30.

The 1" isn't super noticeable actually. I mean I definitely see the mark on the wall and it looks like a good difference, but since I'm not standing and walking throughout the day there's not much to compare my new height to, and since I'm not around other people that I know I can't compare my height to them either. I think 2 inches will be more noticeable, at that point you're definitely at a raised view from the floor and closer to the ceiling fans. One thing I did notice though was that my PT actually had to adjust my walker height because I got taller and outgrew it, lol.

I don't go out every day, but I could if I wanted to. I go out 3 times a week for PT, I've been to the movies a couple of times and I've gotten a haircut recently. I'm definitely not restricted in bed, I just prefer to be in my house for now because I don't want to fully return to public life until I can at least walk again.

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