Fourth Week - (09.12.2011 - 16.12.2011) [Die neue Herberge]Day 1.
It’s Saturday in the morning when Dr. Barinov and Mr. Assistant rushes once again (as usually) into my room, just to kick me out of my bed.
It was just one of the many routine controls, to check my stretching processes through the last Weeks I made.
Both of them are very strict on that matter and you normally have the impression that you, no matter how hard you are actually working and trying, aren’t able to satisfy them in anything.
But well, I guess that’s just the way teachers have to behave.
Anyway, we talked about a few things, and during the end of the conversation Dr. Barinov came finally up with the offer, to give me the opportunity by moving on to his apartment-institute. Unhesitatingly, I immediately agreed to leave the Hospital for a better place to live.
Not knowing right now, how naive that decision actually was…
We arranged the next coming Monday for that day, and so was I, waiting until that moment appeared….Day 3.
The Day finally appeared. Back then, I was so happy, so relieved, so confident leaving this Hospital ultimately behind me. Dr. Sarkov was requesting a Taxi-Support for me, who was helping me to carry out my luggage and all of my stuff to that Apartment. The little walking to that point, was already a little bit tricky for me, facing a lot of ice and snow to slip over. Every movement of mine was really slow and kinda awkward….
Maaan….. remembering that back, I realize how pathetic my walking actually was….
Arrived at the apartment, I was quite happy to see someone again.
Someone, who was actually my first LL-Connection in Volgograd and to that point already, a really good friend of mine.
Someone, who I lost the track of….
It was Optimus-Prii……
...ähhh Peter, yay!
He greeted me, and we talked about several things, since our last meeting in the first week of my journey.
And it appeared, that my first roommate in the Hospital, would also become my first roommate in the Apartment.
So everything was great so far……...."so far"…Day 4.
After settling down in my new LL-Home, I got used more and more to the new situations I was facing here.
And over the whole staying in Volgograd, may it be in the Hospital or in this Institute, I realized once again, that Dr. Barinov had a much higher range of Leg-Correction Patients compared to Leg-Lengthening Patients.
During my time, we were 6 people in the apartment, and I was the only LL-Candidate. Besides my buddy in the Hospital, I never saw till that moment another one, who was doing LL. Day 5.
The next morning arrived and just being barely awake, My Bro was visiting me and Peter in the Apartment. We were chatting a bit around and I suddenly, for the first time, felt a really intensively pain, when I was starting to stretch my legs. It was in the inner center of my right knee, and with each exercise and each step, the pain increased over and over again.
I was a little bit afraid about it, but tried not to overreact.
I tried to ignore it somehow and overcome it the whole day over with even more exercises.…….arghhhhhhh……
Ouh…crape, maybe not my best Idea….Day 6.
Next day. Next morning.
Peter was calling me, if I want to have breakfast. As usually, I was quite sleepy around this time, but facing the fear that someone would eat up my food, I forced myself to stand up.
And there it was. The pain of yesterday has reached his critical point. I wasn’t once again, not able to stand not to mention being able to walk.
I tried it many times, but this time, I failed completely. I was just shocked.
2 hours later, Dr. Barinov came into the apartment to check my condition, and this time I was quite uncomfortable with his appearance.
I tried to cover up my pain, but he saw immediately that something was definitely wrong with me. He asked me if something may be painfull, and I just lied to him and said that everything was Okay.
And once again…..a really bad Idea ú_û
He of course saw just by looking at me that I was lying and brutally he was, he just put some weights exactly on my right knee….[Excuse me, when I’m doing this once again but this diary has to be authentic, after all.]
Here the quote of the original conversation after this reaction, between me and Dr. Barinov:Kamui: WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? ARE YOU CRAZY?Dr. Barinov: HaHa, I thought it is not painful?Kamui: Of course it is! Be patient!Kamui: Ouhhh crape…..*sigh*Dr. Barinov: You understand that you cannot screw, if you have so much pain, right?Kamui: …… *sigh*….
[3 hours later]
Look at the right Knee.Day 7.
The next day was not really better, but fortunately I had another reason to cheer up a little bit.
26 days after my surgery I reached….2 cm!!