Second Week (25.11.2011 Ė 02.12.2011) [Eine leidvolle Erfahrung]Day 1.
- Itís quite early in the morning, a nurse comes suddenly into my room to give me my last catheter injection after suffering for several days through a terrible headache, which I got as a side effect of the anesthesia. I was quite happy to feel, how the headache went finally away, and was in the same time really excited, being able to get started with my walking exercises again.
Taking my sight straight to my buddy, I saw packing him his whole stuff and preparing to leave the Hospital for today. After the first horrible night I went through, and the days afterwards in which he helped me so much and has done so many things for me, It was finally the right time for him, to go his own way and rent an apartment for the last time of his consultation period. After managing 9 cm and 8 month in this hospital.
I have to admit, that I was really a bit saddish about his leaving, finally realizing that I will have to spend a lonely time in the following days and weeks, since Peter was also not here anymore.
In the middle of the day, Dr. Barinov appeared once again with Dr. Mr. Assistant to check my condition and advice me to the next steps I have to follow. But more importantly then that, he presented me this...
A tool capable of changing ones destiny and the first day I started to turn by 1 mm per day!!!Day 2- 5.
After a few hours in which I was hopefully able to get some real sleep, I started once again to turn my resolution in to reality.
I went up and started to walk regularly through the next days, yay!
I really had a great feeling in my legs. Even spending the first week mostly in my bed, my walking abilities still increased day after day. I tried to reach my limit and was after a few hours later, even able to walk half of the corridor without crunches. But down to the present day, this was unfortunately the only days, I was capable to do so.Day 6-7.
Almost 2 weeks has passed, and till today I had no serious complications. But that blessing suddenly disappeared after waking up on this day. For some unknown reason, I had a horrible pain under my knee of my right leg, exactly on that point, where my bone was cutting apart.
I was quite surprise how fast my condition has fallen down to that point, and didnít even had hours before a slightly premonition of this kind of pain. It just suddenly appeared, from one moment to the other.
I abruptly realized, that this has to be the odd way, of Leg lengthening.
I tried to get up, and was completely stunned to realize that I really wasnít able stand, or rather even to walk.
Just a few minutes after this awareness, the Assistant Doctor of Dr. Barinov came into my room and told me to stand up and take a walk to the physical therapy room to get started with myÖ.well, u know physical therapy.
I told him the high intensity of pain I had under my knee and that Iím right now not even able to stand. He just responded that it is a normal procedure to have pain especially in that area, logically cause of the cut which was made there.
Mr. Assistant however, persisted strongly, that even with the high pain I had, I still have to get up right now and go to the physical therapy room, not offering me even a painkiller before doing so.
We started a little fight, in which he, before leaving the room, ultimately said that if I donít get up right now, that they will stop the lengthening process. Iím quite certain that he misunderstood several things I tried him to explain, because of the fact he just speaks very bad English, which ended up, in a terrible communication.
But nevertheless, I suddenly saw myself forced to stand up and endure that pain, and when I just tried to think about it, I honestly had no clue how to manage that. As I said before, the pain was really outstanding strong, and I didnít got any painkillers on that morning.
A few minutes passed awayÖ.and with very much determination and confidence, I somehow managed to stand up again, which took about 2-3 minutes btw.
Right now, Iím really on a moment where I actually donít even know, how to explain that pain I had. It was just mind-blowing. Measured on a scale 8,6 /10.
I took a steepÖ..and was immediately forced to scream.
I got out of my room, to the beginning of the corridor, and the pain increased stupidly even more and so did also my screaming. I took step after step, screaming after screaming, my way to the physical therapy room and from the beginning on, I started to sweat in a very high concentration. It was so much, that my sweat went all over the floor, coming from my face. I had troubles keeping my eyes opened, and when I was looking back the way I already went, a trace of sweat was clearly to see.
During this whole moment, the people around the corridor became suddenly really silent and looked quite shocked at me. A few of them tried to talk with me in Russian, just realizing afterwards that I wasnít able to understand them.
Step after step, screaming after screamingÖ..I finally arrived at the physical therapy roomÖ.Third Week (02.12.2011 Ė 09.12.2011)Day 1-7.
2 days after my first painful experience during the Leg lengthening process, my right leg was fortunately feeling better and more pain-resistant again. Walking was definitely easier, though not as good as it was during the beginning of the second week.
I restarted one more time with my walking and besides that, I made for myself an extensive trainings plan, which includes a lot of stretching exercises.
So that stretching became on these days, my main activity.
But more importantly than that is the fact, that I had finally reached on the 5th of DecemberÖ.1 cm!!