« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 12:07:41 AM »
Thank you Sys
Just a quick update from me.
I am 172 cm tall
I had my surgery on Oct 13
I stayed 2 nights at the hospital and then back by train to my apartment which is a couple of hours far
My goal is to grow 8 cm, I will start lengthening in a couple of days 0. 75 mm everyday
Method: hybrid of external fixator in my tibia
Doctor: Pili and Catagni together
So far I didn't have big problems. However:
- it is hard to walk, you feel pain in your pins
- you have to basically live with rigid sandals and elastic that keep your feet at 90 degrees position
- hard to sleep (more for the sandals than for the fixator). Any suggestion here?
- I took pills for pain, infection, sleep, swollen legs, spasms
First week I didn't do anything, I was in too much discomfort for the new situation. After I got an email from the doctor saying to start the exercises he told me to do even if I was in pain, so I did. After 10 days I had my first walk outside, I went to a restaurant in front of my apartment. And just today I went to check the gym 200 meter far from my apartment (it took me 20 min to walk there!).
However, today I faced also some stairs and I may have stepped too hard with my left feet because I couldn't properly bend my right knee, so I had a strong pain straight away and since then I feel a strange "clicking" sensation in my left leg, like if the bone is moving. I hope I didn't break anything. Does anyone has experience with this?. If it will not stop I may email the doctor tomorrow.
I will keep you update about my progress, tomorrow I am supposed to remove my stitches, at the clinic they gave me a scissor for that, but I never did it before, so I am wondering if it will be complicate or painful. Did you guys remove the stitches yourself? Is it ok to do it alone?. Also, I have my fist visit with the doctor scheduled in a couple of weeks. My goal right now, unless my left leg will give me problem, is to increase the amount of meter I walk everyday, and keep going with the exercises.