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 on: October 09, 2018, 09:19:10 PM 
Started by SysOp - Last post by jcayabo
Quote from: prince2 link=topic=7511. msg109718#msg109718 date=1539119003
I have never heard of anyone with any method or any doctor to start lengthening right away the day after the operation.  Please recheck with your doctor!

Well the best exercise for me was to walk.  And then when you sit on your bed bend over and "hold" your toes with your fingers.  But you have to keep your legs straight (no knee bending).  If you google achilles tendon stretch you will find some good exercises.
How many hours do you stretch every day?

Wow, i've been putting a pillow under my knees every night because they feel like they're locking in the wrong place.  I'll keep them straight.  I'm just stretching as much as possible as I'm in bed most of the day.  Walking is getting really difficult.

And for clarification, sorry my surgery and recovery was about 6 days, then Day 1 lengthing started.

 32 
 on: October 09, 2018, 09:08:54 PM 
Started by SysOp - Last post by prince2
I'm also considering buying a stationary bicycle or a rowing machine to keep my legs going.  I'll try not to get lazy.

Some clarification as well for the turns.  It's a number 10 nut/bolt combination, each turn I am doing is 90 degrees, 1/4 of a full turn.  Just hope we're on the same page.

Yes this is a good idea. But remember that stretching is paramount.
Yes it sounds like my ilizarov. You should really clarify what 1/4 turn means in millimeter. Maybe your doctor has some insight that I am missing here but his instructions seem unusual...

 33 
 on: October 09, 2018, 09:03:23 PM 
Started by SysOp - Last post by prince2
Thank you man, really it's crazy but my doctor is really giving me the "just keep walking" and "take pain pills" routine.  From my point of view it seems like negligence so I'm freaking out a bit. 

The schedule he gave me was:

Day 1: 8 turns, so in your advice this is 2mm
Day 2: 8 turns
Day 3: 6 turns
Day 4: 6 turns (I could only do 2 due to pain, the ankle pin points are killing me, even just standing)
Day 5 today: 6 turns (Only 2 again, trying to walk but barely getting anywhere)
Day 6/7: 4 turns
Day 8-12: 3 turns
Day 13-36: 2 turns (x ray scheduled on day 25)

I'm just exercising by doing hip extensions, sitting in a chair and lifting my legs up.  Doing the same on my back.  Can you recommend anything else? Even the Ketanol pain pills seem to be not working so much, but trying to push through.

I have never heard of anyone with any method or any doctor to start lengthening right away the day after the operation. Please recheck with your doctor!

Well the best exercise for me was to walk. And then when you sit on your bed bend over and "hold" your toes with your fingers. But you have to keep your legs straight (no knee bending). If you google achilles tendon stretch you will find some good exercises.
How many hours do you stretch every day?

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 on: October 09, 2018, 04:49:09 PM 
Started by SysOp - Last post by jcayabo
I'm also considering buying a stationary bicycle or a rowing machine to keep my legs going.  I'll try not to get lazy.

Some clarification as well for the turns.  It's a number 10 nut/bolt combination, each turn I am doing is 90 degrees, 1/4 of a full turn.  Just hope we're on the same page.

 35 
 on: October 09, 2018, 04:46:17 PM 
Started by SysOp - Last post by jcayabo
Thank you man, really it's crazy but my doctor is really giving me the "just keep walking" and "take pain pills" routine.  From my point of view it seems like negligence so I'm freaking out a bit. 

The schedule he gave me was:

Day 1: 8 turns, so in your advice this is 2mm
Day 2: 8 turns
Day 3: 6 turns
Day 4: 6 turns (I could only do 2 due to pain, the ankle pin points are killing me, even just standing)
Day 5 today: 6 turns (Only 2 again, trying to walk but barely getting anywhere)
Day 6/7: 4 turns
Day 8-12: 3 turns
Day 13-36: 2 turns (x ray scheduled on day 25)

I'm just exercising by doing hip extensions, sitting in a chair and lifting my legs up.  Doing the same on my back.  Can you recommend anything else? Even the Ketanol pain pills seem to be not working so much, but trying to push through.

 36 
 on: October 09, 2018, 01:02:35 PM 
Started by SysOp - Last post by prince2
I'm walking now, but I'm a pretty heavy dude 85kg, so it's not a lot of walking.  Only about 5 meters a day.  I did read that you said in your diary that stretching is the most important so I've been really trying to stretch as much as possible.  And unfortunately I don't have the support you guys had at Barinov in Russia, I'm doing it at Bagirov in Russia/Baku and I feel like I'm getting lost in translation.  Doing 90 degree turns on each bolt 8 times per day, apparently is 0. 8mm, but does that sound right? Just kinda worried after reading the problems you and RGKEY got into.

Anyway sorry to bother you so much man, I'm sure you know what it's like to be stuck in bed and bored in these places.  I opted out for the apartment instead of the clinic/hospital and have a girl looking after me, so my doctor really isn't there to help until my scheduled x-ray in a couple of weeks.

First of all congratulations to your surgery! You are very brave Smiley
No! 1 turn is 0.25 mm. So usually you wait for one week after surgery (no turns). Then you turn 4 times a day (360 degrees in total). But recheck with your doctor. 8 turns seems way too much.

Yes it is very important that you do at least 3-4 hours of stretching everyday. And dont worry too much. I know you always worry if you do something wrong. But just listen to your doctor and stretch as much as you can. Then you will be fine. You are very lucky that you have your girl around. But please dont be lazy. Walk or stretch every waking hour.

Good luck!

 37 
 on: October 08, 2018, 07:12:56 AM 
Started by SysOp - Last post by jcayabo
I'm walking now, but I'm a pretty heavy dude 85kg, so it's not a lot of walking.  Only about 5 meters a day.  I did read that you said in your diary that stretching is the most important so I've been really trying to stretch as much as possible.  And unfortunately I don't have the support you guys had at Barinov in Russia, I'm doing it at Bagirov in Russia/Baku and I feel like I'm getting lost in translation.  Doing 90 degree turns on each bolt 8 times per day, apparently is 0. 8mm, but does that sound right? Just kinda worried after reading the problems you and RGKEY got into.

Anyway sorry to bother you so much man, I'm sure you know what it's like to be stuck in bed and bored in these places.  I opted out for the apartment instead of the clinic/hospital and have a girl looking after me, so my doctor really isn't there to help until my scheduled x-ray in a couple of weeks.

 38 
 on: October 07, 2018, 03:24:37 PM 
Started by SysOp - Last post by prince2
HI, no never had a problem like this...walk as much as you can and try to strengthen the knee with exercises.

regards

 39 
 on: October 06, 2018, 01:45:11 PM 
Started by SysOp - Last post by jcayabo
Hey Prince, was wondering if I could ask some advice on your tibia lengthening, I read through your diary and I'm about 8 days post op, but my right knee is really, really weak compared to my left.  Was wondering if you had any problems like that.

 40 
 on: October 05, 2018, 11:24:18 PM 
Started by SysOp - Last post by prince2
Hey Guys,


just wanted to let you know that I decided to lengthen my femurs too in 2020.
Another 10 cm will be great.

Prince

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