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Title: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on July 25, 2019, 08:07:35 PM
Hello guys, I'm scheduled for August 1st 2019 with Dr. Mahboubian I made a quick Vlog of my consultation May 28th ...
the big day is coming up quick! I'll be making a diary and videos everyday and make a quick video summarizing every week (I'll try atleast).

so enjoy my intro. BTW I don't mean any disrespect by saying "Hello Boys" at the very beginning

https://youtu.be/OXeu8I_8RiE
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on July 25, 2019, 08:41:08 PM
Awesome Video!

I'm looking forward to your video diary. 
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on July 25, 2019, 08:56:31 PM
Hey! IFS, Try now I made it public!

And Yes I believe so as well, that's why I'm doing this little project, to give back, and also to have something to do mean while haha! (: BTW IFS Hope to meet you one day soon man ... I'm near South Pasadena
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: pickingasurgeon on July 25, 2019, 10:18:52 PM
Are you financing the operation on your own?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: dreamingtobetaller on July 25, 2019, 10:40:17 PM
This is great thanks!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on July 30, 2019, 10:49:11 PM
https://vimeo.com/351072622
Password: preop

quick Pre-Op Vlog Video for you guys as my surgery date approaches. Hope you are all well
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Lalbadshah on July 30, 2019, 11:40:11 PM
Movie, bro, rooting for you, it was nice talking to you on phone and ATB fir your journey
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on July 31, 2019, 12:55:48 AM
Very cool, Movie. This all brings back memories for me. You're in good hands.  Will be following your diary!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on July 31, 2019, 05:22:13 AM
Movie, bro, rooting for you, it was nice talking to you on phone and ATB fir your journey

Likewise Lalbadshah! Appreciate it brother (:, same to you! We'll hop on the phone shortly after my surgery again god willing
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on July 31, 2019, 05:27:26 AM
Very cool, Movie. This all brings back memories for me. You're in good hands.  Will be following your diary!
I bet it does haha, yeah brother, I know I am! Appreciate your support with everything so far IFS  8)
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 01, 2019, 10:01:36 AM
Surgery in 4 hours guys haven't gotten sleep lol

Vlog coming up maybe next week, I'll try to tap in during that time! God willing all goes well.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on August 01, 2019, 02:00:12 PM
Surgery in 4 hours guys haven't gotten sleep lol

Vlog coming up maybe next week, I'll try to tap in during that time! God willing all goes well.

All will go great.  I'm really interested to know the "difference" that you feel, if any, between the legs after surgery. 

We'll stand by.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on August 01, 2019, 07:54:43 PM
Good luck bro!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Resilience on August 03, 2019, 05:32:35 PM
Hey Movie, how've you been doing?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 03, 2019, 06:43:39 PM
What's up guys everything went well thanks for your concern, I'm in day 3 I believe getting discharged today from the hospital, I'll be editing the vlog for that today and hopefully have it up for you guys tonight...
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Rei on August 03, 2019, 07:18:06 PM
Gl dude i hope everything will be smooth
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: ActionSpeaks on August 04, 2019, 06:15:58 AM
Hi Movie, many congratulations on your journey! I am really really interested in your consultation that you did in May but I keep getting 'this video is unavailable' message when I click the video/vlog. I looked up so many diaries in the hopes of finding consultation information but almost all the diaries I have read start with the surgeries. I was able to watch your pre-op vid which was great. I am looking forward to your future updates and vlogs/videos. Please let me know if I should install some software or need a password to view your consultation video/vlog. Best of luck on your courageous journey!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 05, 2019, 12:15:29 AM
Rei : Thanks brother! appreciate the positive thoughts

ActionSpeaks: Hey yeah It should work now. check it out

Alright guys so surgery went well! I was able to walk a good ammount with the walker on the second day, thought I did get very dizzy to the point of passing out due to the morphine ... they took me off on day 3 and PT was much better and didn't feel nasty and like passing out as I did previously ... anyway enjoy the vlog https://youtu.be/RvavVEcu7Y8
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on August 05, 2019, 12:21:31 AM
Great job, Movie.

Time will fly by and before you know it all of this will be behind you.  The video's are very helpful to the community.  Thank you for everything you are doing.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on August 05, 2019, 01:15:46 AM
Awesome vlog Movie. Thank you for taking the time to share with the community, super helpful and insightful.

I have my surgery in September and watching these vids and observing your mindset and positive mentality is motivating.

Rooting for you bro. Let's get it!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 05, 2019, 01:37:00 AM
Thanks IFS appreciate you and your support!

TheAlchemist: Thanks brother I'm glad it's helpful & insightful to somebody, got to keep that positive mindset!  8)

dope dope I'll look forward to your journey, who are you going with?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on August 05, 2019, 01:43:51 AM
Thanks IFS appreciate you and your support!

TheAlchemist: Thanks brother I'm glad it's helpful & insightful to somebody, got to keep that positive mindset!  8)

dope dope I'll look forward to your journey, who are you going with?

Paley. Bilateral femur w/ Stryde just like you. September. Will make a diary - stay tuned!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 05, 2019, 04:08:54 AM
Paley. Bilateral femur w/ Stryde just like you. September. Will make a diary - stay tuned!
Nice You'll be in great hands and with the right attitude you'll have a great journey, definitelly will stay tuned bro lol
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on August 05, 2019, 07:41:10 AM
Super video bro - as IFS said, really good content for the forum.

I'm sure you will smash this recovery!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Cpl2012 on August 05, 2019, 08:36:11 PM
Hi Movie. I wonder what is your wingspan. I am also 167 cm and want 8 cm on femur. My wingspan is 165cm. Wonder if it gonna looks out of proportion.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 05, 2019, 08:45:30 PM
Hi Movie. I wonder what is your wingspan. I am also 167 cm and want 8 cm on femur. My wingspan is 165cm. Wonder if it gonna looks out of proportion.
I dont know my exact measure but I know my wingspan is higher than my height for sure, I think it's 174cm + I'll confirm later
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Cpl2012 on August 06, 2019, 02:32:21 AM
Thanks bro. Cant wait for more update from you
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: verticalpush on August 06, 2019, 03:30:23 AM
Hey Movie, the videos are awesome! Thank you for doing this. Looks like you are doing fantastic in your first few days. I struggled with PT on my second day. That's also great you're getting help from your girlfriend. That will make the process a billion times easier! Best of luck bro.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 09, 2019, 12:11:06 AM
Cpl2020: Thanks bro appreciate it!

vertical push: Yeah man! definitely I don't know how I would've gone through this last week with out her she's been nothing but great
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 09, 2019, 12:42:50 AM
https://youtu.be/2dk-VYjE4K0

Here's my 1st week post op update vlog guys, a bit long because It's a couple days together, I'll try to make them shorter in the future or if you guys want me to keep them this way (checking in daily) let me know
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: JsElysianEagle on August 09, 2019, 01:09:36 AM
Awesome vid Movie and thanks for sharing! Looks like you're comin along spendidly, keep up the great progress and looking forward to more of these video updates!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on August 09, 2019, 01:46:36 AM
Movie! Man, you're doing amazing.  You're ahead of schedule. Your mobility, your versatility. Ability to lean up on the walker... All only a few days after surgery.  Keep up the great work.  If you post every day; we'll be posting right along with you.  As soon as possible, start stretching your quads (to prevent anterior pelvic tilt (Duck Ass) and your hamstrings (so that your knees stay straight)...Also, as soon as you can.... practicing forcing your knee to be straight (leg straight.) The knee tends to want to bend once you start lengthening.  Your pelvis may want to tilt forward as well; stretch quads as much as possible.  It took me a good week or so before I could enjoy walker steps since I had such a sore left leg;....You're on top of this and I'm excited for you.

All the best,

IFS
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on August 09, 2019, 04:51:57 AM
Amazing progress Movie! Loving that positive mindset. Rooting for you brother!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 09, 2019, 05:09:49 AM
JsElysianEagle: Thanks brother yeah it seems like it thank god!, appreciate it definitely will vlog daily and keep you guys updated

IFS: Haha thanks a lot brother yeah not too bad huh? If you don’t mind me asking how do you suggest I stretch my quads at this stage of my process? Hamstrings I have been stretching, Sounds good I’m keeping all that in mind appreciate the tips always, Thanks!

TheAlchemist: Thanks brother! Only way to be if we are to succeed (: thanks for tuning in
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on August 09, 2019, 10:14:37 AM
Smashing it bro!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: cena on August 09, 2019, 10:04:57 PM
Hi Movie, great vids man, You are also really lucky to have a girlfriend to support you through this! Doing alone must have been much harder.

If it's possible can you make a video showing how you do toilet transfers? Do you use the bedside chair thing we see in the video or do you already walk to the bathroom?

Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 10, 2019, 07:34:18 PM
SimmonFuller: Haha thanks bro! I hope I am (:

Cena: yeah man definitely! she's a real one lol. with out her I would literally be living in hell, it's actually not bad at all right now with her
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Activatedx on August 10, 2019, 07:53:10 PM
https://youtu.be/2dk-VYjE4K0

Here's my 1st week post op update vlog guys, a bit long because It's a couple days together, I'll try to make them shorter in the future or if you guys want me to keep them this way (checking in daily) let me know



Rooting for ya man
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 10, 2019, 08:13:41 PM
Thanks ActivatedX Appreciate the support!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 10, 2019, 08:16:33 PM
https://youtu.be/_mSFBY5M6yA

1 Week Post Op Appointment with Mahboubian and my first lengthening session! also asking for tips at the end of the video hopefully someone can help me out, PM me Thanks
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: JsElysianEagle on August 10, 2019, 08:37:08 PM
Hey bud thanks for another update! On a scale from 1-10, where would you put your pain levels at? How's your sleep now?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Kenda on August 10, 2019, 11:11:26 PM
Hii Movie,
So first of all why did the dr give u the old ERC if this is stryde?
2) Pain Level ? Was days 2-6 the peak days or the pain keeps coming ?
3) knee pain ?
4) the calcium and vit d and these stuff do u take them in form of pills only? Also how many pills per day total?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 11, 2019, 12:14:36 AM
JsElysianEagle: hey hey I honestly don't feel much pain overall, but today I went to walmart for some errands and didn't take a norco before so it spiked up to about 6-7 pain, hover there for maybe 20-25 minutes until my girlfriend came back from walmart and bought Tylenol as per doctor's recomendations and have it kick in. My sleep hasn't changed really I was able to sleep on my back since before the surgery with a pillow on my knees to raise my legs a bit (although it's not how I usually would sleep before surgery) so I wake up once every 4 hours or so, pop a pain killer and go back to sleep no issue, I don't feel sleep deprived, but maybe that's because I just started distracting, we'll see later.

Kenda: 1) Not sure that's just the one they gave me, and it works with stryde.
2) pain keeps coming similarly, but probably a bit worse now honestly since yesterday that I started lengthening, I've noticed myself being in a bit more pain that how I was a few days before.
3) no knee pain really, only the left one when I walk, feels sore, don't know why.
4) pills, I get calcium from dairy and vitamin D from sun now ... Calcium 2 pills of 600mg a day and 1 5000 iu Vitamin D pill
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: JsElysianEagle on August 11, 2019, 06:44:21 AM
thanks for the response movie, hope the distraction goes well!!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Kenda on August 11, 2019, 09:30:24 AM
Thank you for replyy, yeah the pain looks really hard :/
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Jubartt169 on August 11, 2019, 07:33:42 PM
You're doing well bro, you diary is really awesome

About your diet ? calories ? How are you doing there ?

I saw your taking calcium and 5.000 IU of Vitamin D from sun

You can also take Vitamin K2, I really recommend it

You could also high dose Vitamin D/D3, like 50.000 IU per day, it's hard to get and intoxication from that (something above 100.000 IU)




Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on August 11, 2019, 07:42:34 PM
Hi Movie,

It appears to me that you're well on your way.  It's showtime now.  Basically, at this stage of CLL,  the Rocky music comes on in the background and you have to start your montage for the next few months.  Here are stretches that you want to ensure you are during regularly.  Your PT will likely teach you these.   You may not be fully capable of doing these yet due to some pain, inflammation, currently inflexibility. That is okay.  Do the best you can and be careful.  You can always do modified versions of these until your body is ready.  Another thing I want to mention is that one of the many things I learned during CLL is that there is no magic stretch or magic PT move to help you succeed through this. Bottom line is that you have to stretch and lengthen the hamstrings, hip-flexors, and quadriceps muscles the best you can.   Please You Tube stretches for these 3 muscle groups so you can choose effectively build a stretching and rehab routine for each.  I would advise to add the world "tight" and/or "lengthen" to the front of the words hip, quadriceps and hamstring and then add the word stretch.  The stretches below were the most effective stretches for me during the CLL process. 

Here is another point of emphasis.  You're going encounter 3 major challenges, particularly. 

1: Tight quads will cause your pelvis to tilt forward, your glutes and stomach will want to stick out due to the change in vertebrae positioning as a result of the pelvis tilting.  You can best prevent this by stretching your quads, strengthening your lower abs and glutes the best you can.  Be sure to start now and work hard at this.

2.  Your legs are going to want to bend at the knees hence you will start to struggle to keep your leg straight and you might struggle to stand 100% straight up and down.   This is due to tighter hamstrings.  Stretch your hamstrings well and also practice keeping your legs straight at the knees.  You want to prevent the knee bending leg the best you can.  Having said this, its possible that you may finish your lengthening phase and still have a few degrees of bend.  Eventually, once lengthening stops, with continued PT everything relaxes and returns to a more normalized state.

3.  You're going to notice as you lengthen, that its going to be more difficult to stand with your legs together.  This is due to tight hip flexors, quads, and hamstrings.  Keep stretching and this will eventually improve over time.

During distraction, it's about keeping tightness manageable.  Once you stop the lengthening process, you will find that over the next several weeks, pelvic tilt and the knee bending as well as other tightness begin to get better dramatically. 


30 Seconds x 2 Sets for each stretch.  I did these stretches 3 times a day either right before or right after the I performed lengthening sessions.

Quads:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZQqU0QFB5w 

Hip Flexors


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKp2f5-jRbI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1jMwBf-Uws

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJSve88Yp4M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfswfLuW_tI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjOWkVF2reo

Hamstrings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki8ZaeXmkaM

Other tips:

-  Set a timer for every 25 minutes to stand up for a few minutes.  Do not lay down or sit down for long periods of the day.  Sitting down shortens our hip flexors. You want to stay loose and keep those hip flexors stretched out as much as possible. 

- Immediately begin to strengthen your glutes and your lower abs as soon as you are capable. Your Glutes took a beating during surgery and you will want to regain strength in this area as soon possible so that these muscles again, take hold of your pelvis.   

- As soon as you're safely able to (for me it was about 2-3 weeks), take walks around your place or any other safe area. Do this for a good 5-10 minutes or so.  I tried do take short walks with my walker or crutches, once an hour.

I'll continue to chime in. Let me know if you have additional questions.

All the Best,

IFS




Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on August 11, 2019, 11:22:37 PM
Thank you movie! Keep the vids coming brother! Amazing journal- the video aspect does so much for us, gives us insight into the little details man. Rooting for you!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 12, 2019, 02:06:27 AM
IFS Thanks a lot brother! I'll make sure to do as you advice to ensure my results, really appreciate you taking the time for that post.

And thanks everybody for your kind corageous words, they help more than you know
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on August 12, 2019, 09:44:46 AM
IFS Thanks a lot brother! I'll make sure to do as you advice to ensure my results, really appreciate you taking the time for that post.

And thanks everybody for your kind corageous words, they help more than you know

Killing it bud - another great video - keep at it!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on August 14, 2019, 03:56:43 AM
Hi Movie,

I forget to answer your question regarding 90 degrees.  That sounds about right at the 9 days post op. That 90 degree mark will be where you hang out at for a while. All is looking good. I look forward to you next update.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: amandasolomon on August 15, 2019, 07:16:08 AM
Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Dr. Mahboubian with us! We're so glad to see you're doing so well while you are recovering from the procedure!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 15, 2019, 07:05:26 PM
Hi Movie,

I forget to answer your question regarding 90 degrees.  That sounds about right at the 9 days post op. That 90 degree mark will be where you hang out at for a while. All is looking good. I look forward to you next update.
that's a relief, I thought I was waaaay behind than average.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on August 15, 2019, 07:49:51 PM
that's a relief, I thought I was waaaay behind than average.

Nah, you are fine. You'll be hovering around that 90-degree mark for a little while. You may find some initial improvement once surgery impact wears off and you are able to get back to serious stretching. The big Improvement will come around 12+ weeks or maybe sooner.  The key is to just manage it the best you can so it does not get to out of hand. Keep stretching and keep resistance on those legs and all will get better soon enough! 

You're doing great, from my vantage point.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 17, 2019, 08:23:06 PM
IFS: Great! Thanks bro

Update Vlog: https://youtu.be/P2bwOqFjO_o
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on August 17, 2019, 08:47:08 PM
Wow, Excellent job Movie. I'm comparing what I'm seeing to my experience and you are ahead of my recovery progress by a good couple of weeks+.   Keep on with the positive attitude. Your legs are strong and you're well on your way!

All the Best,

IFS
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 18, 2019, 01:46:59 AM
IFS: Thats really really great to hear honestly! specially coming from you which I set as my timeline guide as far as progress goes lol. thanks for checking in brother.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on August 19, 2019, 09:31:40 AM
IFS: Thats really really great to hear honestly! specially coming from you which I set as my timeline guide as far as progress goes lol. thanks for checking in brother.
I'm at work but I'm keen to watch this video when I get home!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on August 19, 2019, 05:19:13 PM
I'm at work but I'm keen to watch this video when I get home!
Good job bro - doing great
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: bishopcheck on August 19, 2019, 08:30:01 PM
Wow you look so much better than I did at that stage. I mean seriously wtf. I think you'll get the full 8cm no problem.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 20, 2019, 12:43:57 AM
SimonFuller: Thanks bro I Appreciate it!

Bishopcheck: Really? Haha wow that's two people telling me that now, you and IFS I really thought I was behind the curve so I've been trying to push myself more lately and that maybe turned out to not be the best idea because now I feel more pain and my legs are a bit more sensitive I feel a sharp pain sometimes at the bone break site. but doing still improving lol

Thanks for tuning in guys and your ecouraging words.

by the way to all of you if you have Any questions for me feel free to ask.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: tom paul 24 on August 20, 2019, 06:29:17 AM
Hi bro.
Great to see you're doing great.Is it me or the scars look pretty big.I would really appreciate if you could post a picture of the scars.
Your diary is definitely one of the best! Keep it going.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on August 20, 2019, 02:16:47 PM
SimonFuller: Thanks bro I Appreciate it!

Bishopcheck: Really? Haha wow that's two people telling me that now, you and IFS I really thought I was behind the curve so I've been trying to push myself more lately and that maybe turned out to not be the best idea because now I feel more pain and my legs are a bit more sensitive I feel a sharp pain sometimes at the bone break site. but doing still improving lol

Thanks for tuning in guys and your ecouraging words.

by the way to all of you if you have Any questions for me feel free to ask.

Movie, really! At this point, I was still trying to figure out how I was going to take a safe and adequate crap (LOL!).   Keep up the good work.   How are your legs feeling right now over all? Can you describe the top to bottom feeling you have in your legs when resting your legs and when standing on them?

All the Best,

IFS
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 20, 2019, 07:28:55 PM
tom paul 24: Thanks & I'm not sure if they're big or not, I wouldn't say they're big incisions, but i'll show them on the next vlog update

IFS:  ;D , My legs are feeling ok while resting, except right after lengthening they'll feel a bit sore/tighter, and also sometimes when I wake up my muscles will feel tight and get muscle spasms, when I stand on them they're strong I don't feel much pain on them standing, only sometimes If I try to take a longer stride step or something my site where the bone was cut will shoot up pain. other than that the legs are weird, at first my left one was being weak and painful, now my right one seems a bit weaker and more painful than the left lol..
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on August 20, 2019, 07:44:38 PM
tom paul 24: Thanks & I'm not sure if they're big or not, I wouldn't say they're big incisions, but i'll show them on the next vlog update

IFS:  ;D , My legs are feeling ok while resting, except right after lengthening they'll feel a bit sore/tighter, and also sometimes when I wake up my muscles will feel tight and get muscle spasms, when I stand on them they're strong I don't feel much pain on them standing, only sometimes If I try to take a longer stride step or something my site where the bone was cut will shoot up pain. other than that the legs are weird, at first my left one was being weak and painful, now my right one seems a bit weaker and more painful than the left lol..

Nice, I know what you mean!  Throughout the entire CLL process for me; the "problem" leg would switch..left left left left right right right right..left right. lol. 

Sounds good regarding the resting and active state, conditions.  I'll stay in touch with your diary.  So Far; sounding like you're doing great.   

All the Best,

IFS
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: verticalpush on August 22, 2019, 04:19:24 AM
Movie -- you, InFullStryde, and I seemed to all have the same leg pain issues at different points in our journeys. In my case, the problem leg was always my left one and pretty much stayed my left one. It started when I would feel pulses in only that leg while lengthening, which then led to sharp nerve pain in my shins. I would also feel a bit of pain after lengthening. It's weird that in my case the most pain I felt was always on my tibias, which in theory should have nothing to do with the femur. By the way, I started feeling the same weird pulses in my right leg about 2 days ago, almost a week after I switched back to 3 lengthening sessions a day from 2. Note that's always an option for you and Dr. M. to consider if the pain were to persist or get worse. In my case it made things night and day better.

Sounds like you're doing amazing so far. It'll keep getting easier every day. Push on brother!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on August 27, 2019, 08:49:21 AM
Hey Movie - how are you getting on bud?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 28, 2019, 10:33:36 PM
SimonFuller: Hey for the most part everything good, thanks I've distracted 2 Centimiters officially today, Editing the vlog soon
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on August 29, 2019, 08:08:01 AM
Top man - I look forward to seeing it
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Resilience on August 29, 2019, 11:05:13 PM
Movie, how are you doing man? Are you okay? You've been M.I.A.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 30, 2019, 12:04:04 AM
Resilience: I'm good bro just going through the process, distracts me from being on here as much as I used to lol

Anyway everybody here is the update for weeks 3 and 4:

as of today I've distracted 21.45 MM so I'm a bit over 2 CMs

https://youtu.be/5FLO7e7pNII
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on August 30, 2019, 12:28:23 AM
Great job, Movie!  Be careful on those stairs, lol. You're doing amazing. Strong legs.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 30, 2019, 05:16:31 AM
Great job, Movie!  Be careful on those stairs, lol. You're doing amazing. Strong legs.
Thanks big bro yeah lol I know I move securely on those steps! thanks  8)
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on August 30, 2019, 07:31:09 AM
Thanks big bro yeah lol I know I move securely on those steps! thanks  8)
Bro you are smashing it - huge congratulations!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Nameless on August 30, 2019, 05:49:00 PM
Thanks for sharing man, you give me courage. :)
Good luck on your journey.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: PANDA:BEAR.. on August 30, 2019, 08:48:41 PM
Awesome video.. Movie... keep up the good work.. all the best my friend
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on September 09, 2019, 07:07:30 PM
Bro you are smashing it - huge congratulations!

How are you getting on bro?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: dreamingtall on September 14, 2019, 01:29:01 AM
Movie,

How are you!? I'm scared you are just another LL victim whose suffered a complication and has gone MIA, without allowing the majority of us hopeful to have a safe and sound surgery, any answers. I completely understand you are probably going through the day to day, but if you could give us a weekly update, or even monthly I would so appreciate that. Essentially I just want to know you're okay.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 14, 2019, 03:20:52 AM
Hey everybody once you're going through the process of LL you just kinda focus on that in itself and I don't have much time or motivation to hop on this forum as much as I did before the surgery, but I've been great guys! today I was at mahboubian's clinic and I think one of you recognized me, and asked If I had recently done the surgery, but I said no ... I just wasn't in the mood earlier to talk to anybody haha my bad guys I regret it I could've maybe answered questions you had, if you're here on the forum hit me up bro (middle eastern guy accompanied with a lady and another man).

Here's the vlog update by the way: https://youtu.be/aBcuRghk_SA
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: E Z on September 14, 2019, 03:58:37 AM
great update brotha! Ur killin it for 6 weeks that's amazing.

So u mentioned your X-rays showed 3.8 cm lengthened, but your tally is 3.6 including the 1 mm after on both legs right?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: cena on September 14, 2019, 05:04:58 AM
Movie you killin' it man!

I find it very confusing how LL patients say LL is hard, you can't go back to work after a month, you need people to take care of you but in such videos it seems not that difficult.  ??? I don't know what to believe..

And really take it easy though. Walking stairs is a bit much at this stage I think  ;D You can always do that in a month or two.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 14, 2019, 05:28:33 AM
E Z: correct

Cena: It's not easy, Stryde makes it that much easier I guess, it's different for everyone. I did need someone to take care of me in the beginning stages I'd say first 2-3 weeks.
I push myself to improve daily, If I took it easy I probably wouldn't be able to do what I am able to do now, I know my body best so I push as far as I know I'm safely capable to do so.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on September 14, 2019, 03:40:31 PM
Nice job, Movie! Legs are strong. You're really killing it. How is the range of motion with stretching and are you doing PT at home or at a clinic?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 14, 2019, 05:04:29 PM
Thanks IFS! Range of motion is decent, I can't touch my toes anymore how ever since I've distracted almost 4CM's but I still stretch lol, and at home
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on September 14, 2019, 06:10:12 PM
Thanks IFS! Range of motion is decent, I can't touch my toes anymore however since I've distracted almost 4CM's but I still stretch lol, and at home

Nice and no big deal on not being able to touch your toes.   I'm still working toward touching my toes and I've completed 8.5 months now of recovery.   Granted, I probably should be stretching, more, lol. 

You're doing so well and you're light years ahead of where I was at in terms of being able to move around. You should change your name from Movie to Moving. lol.  Just kidding.  Talk soon.

All the Best,

IFS
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: dreamingtall on September 14, 2019, 11:29:33 PM
Movie,

Its so good to hear from you man! I just wanted to know does Mahboubian provide financing options for LL. Also what is the full cost you have paid? I think I remember hearing around 60k but just wanted to be sure. Anyways you really look like you're doing good, I definitely think this surgery seemed nearly impossible even 5 years ago... it just seems now that things in LL are advancing. More people are doing it, doctors are becoming more skilled in the practice, and the community is stronger. You are a pioneer of this community yourself, it is amazing to see your progress, I am only 23 but hope to get this done in my twenties.. and by the looks of your strength it just seems to me that I want to get it done ASAP and just work through the battle. You make it so realistic, thank you!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 15, 2019, 12:06:19 AM
dreamingtall: Yes I heard of Care credit or something like that where you can make payments if you qualify, but honestly didn't look into it much because I paid cash, and yeah it ended up being 70k for the surgery total + 2.3K anesthesia fee (which I haven't paid and will talk to the hospital before I do so, because Mahboubian said it was all included).

Thanks bro appreciate it, I'm 23 as well, do it ASAP if you really want to do it, I really feel like youth is working in my favor, my callous looks very good I'm sure that has some play on that.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on September 16, 2019, 11:53:29 AM
dreamingtall: Yes I heard of Care credit or something like that where you can make payments if you qualify, but honestly didn't look into it much because I paid cash, and yeah it ended up being 70k for the surgery total + 2.3K anesthesia fee (which I haven't paid and will talk to the hospital before I do so, because Mahboubian said it was all included).

Thanks bro appreciate it, I'm 23 as well, do it ASAP if you really want to do it, I really feel like youth is working in my favor, my callous looks very good I'm sure that has some play on that.

Bro awesome video - looks like you are doing incredible honestly.

This gives us all alot of inspiration so thanks very much
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: JsElysianEagle on September 16, 2019, 07:08:24 PM
today I was at mahboubian's clinic and I think one of you recognized me, and asked If I had recently done the surgery, but I said no ... I just wasn't in the mood earlier to talk to anybody haha my bad guys I regret it I could've maybe answered questions you had, if you're here on the forum hit me up bro (middle eastern guy accompanied with a lady and another man).

Here's the vlog update by the way: https://youtu.be/aBcuRghk_SA

dude that was me! haha... the lady was my mom and the other dude was my bro. i went in for a consultation with mahboubian and recognized you instantly as you walked in, since your earlier videos had shown your face.

no worries, i'll hit you up with questions on here if i have any. your walk was fine and it looks like you are making amazing progress!!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Nameless on September 21, 2019, 08:04:15 PM
Looking great man, thanks for sharing!
I wish I had enough money to go with internal Femurs...
Oh well, at-least I found an amazing doctor. Will be less comfortable, but eventually we will both look back at this time and be proud of ourselves.  ;)
Having a psychotherapy-partner looks motivating, it sure helps.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 22, 2019, 02:13:05 AM
Nameless: Thanks bro! yes sir! god willing, best wishes on your endeavor with CLL
Yeah man if you're doing it very soon let me know we can facetime and do PT together like gustav did with me.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: bgreeneee on September 22, 2019, 10:31:15 AM
Great updates Movie. Hats off to you on your discipline and hard work so far. Super motivational to see your progress with 2 legs a month+ in to this. Since I’m doing only 1 leg my early challenges are lessened...but the detail of the lengthening are super applicable for me. Keep up the great work, I know you’ll hit your goal.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Nameless on September 24, 2019, 03:32:05 PM
Nameless: Thanks bro! yes sir! god willing, best wishes on your endeavor with CLL
Yeah man if you're doing it very soon let me know we can facetime and do PT together like gustav did with me.
Thanks man!
Sadly, due to my job and a couple of things my doctor need to finish regarding the hospital in Ukraine, it looks like it's going to happen in 2-3 months from now.
I'm sure you'll be running by then.  ;)
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on September 24, 2019, 06:39:59 PM
Movie - how are you doing bud - are you at the point where you are just settling back into normal life again?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 24, 2019, 08:05:23 PM
Movie - how are you doing bud - are you at the point where you are just settling back into normal life again?
Simon what's up bro I'm doing good, and I've passed that point since about 2 or three weeks ago, since I've been driving around and going out to eat or things like that, I was pretty much back to normal life except with crutches as if I was injured.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: JsElysianEagle on September 24, 2019, 11:27:30 PM
Damn bro that's fantastic, it's barely been a month or just a little over, and you're already out and about on crutches. Fantastic progress!!

Movie - did you do a lot of stretching before the surgery?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 25, 2019, 12:19:17 AM
Damn bro that's fantastic, it's barely been a month or just a little over, and you're already out and about on crutches. Fantastic progress!!

Movie - did you do a lot of stretching before the surgery?
almost two months yeah! thanks actually yesterday was my first time going out without crutches (because I knew there wasn't much walking to do) to go eat with a very good friend of mine that I haven't seen since before the surgery and he knows about my surgery so it was funny for both of us to see the difference, I used to look up to him slightly and now he looks up slightly at me in terms of height of course. 4.5CM really does make a difference lol.

I would play soccer about 2-3 times a week and I'd stretch a bit before the games... Mahboubian said I had above average flexibility and that It'd be a "walk in the park" for me in terms of flexibility hahaha and right now I'm pretty tight haha but I just keep stretching a little all through out the day I don't spend one full hour dedicated to stretching and PT, instead I just stretch whenever I remember for about 5 minutes multiple times a day and walk unassisted to whatever I have to do in my day, go up my stairs and down ETC.

Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: E Z on September 25, 2019, 12:35:41 AM
almost two months yeah! thanks actually yesterday was my first time going out without crutches (because I knew there wasn't much walking to do) to go eat with a very good friend of mine that I haven't seen since before the surgery and he knows about my surgery so it was funny for both of us to see the difference, I used to look up to him slightly and now he looks up slightly at me in terms of height of course. 4.5CM really does make a difference lol.

I would play soccer about 2-3 times a week and I'd stretch a bit before the games... Mahboubian said I had above average flexibility and that It'd be a "walk in the park" for me in terms of flexibility hahaha and right now I'm pretty tight haha but I just keep stretching a little all through out the day I don't spend one full hour dedicated to stretching and PT, instead I just stretch whenever I remember for about 5 minutes multiple times a day and walk unassisted to whatever I have to do in my day, go up my stairs and down ETC.
Same. I think PT in terms of stretching is a bit overrated. It's a losing battle. My flexibility was terrible pre-op, I couldn't even touch my toes. Most of the PT I do is walking and trying to bend my knees, and trying to improve my gait whether it be on walker or crutches.

I do have good hips, and strong legs from years of training so maybe that's helped.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: JsElysianEagle on September 25, 2019, 06:51:43 AM
Thanks for the responses Movie and EZ!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 25, 2019, 07:42:54 PM
I agree EZ it's a bit overrated, I think the best PT is walking weather assisted or even better unassisted once you're able to during this process, my gait has Improved lately my hips have gotten stronger from all the unassisted walking and going up/down stairs I do, It's looking a little more normal and less like a penguin now, I consciously tried to figure out how I can combat against the penguin sways and little by little I started walking a little more normal, It's still a work in progress but I felt it was good enough to go out without my crutches in public as I mentioned a few days ago and not feel too embarrassed about my walk.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wanttaller on September 25, 2019, 07:53:37 PM
Hey movie, how much do you wall unaided in a day?
Like how many steps, km , time?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 25, 2019, 09:56:16 PM
I dont reallu messure it but It's a decent ammout and I go out too almost everyday now
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: LittleLA on September 26, 2019, 07:59:37 AM
Looking good Movie, updates are awesome. Just a quick question: I noticed you still look quite fit... what are you doing in terms of exercise? are you able to do pushups, pull ups, crunches, etc.? I'm a gym junkie and go 6 days a week... wondering how I can maintain while doing LL.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 26, 2019, 08:33:32 AM
I've lost a lot of mass bro I haven't hit the gym since surgery, I can do push ups now and exersize but I haven't really, just focused on walking as normal as possible right now.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: LittleLA on September 27, 2019, 05:38:56 AM
I've lost a lot of mass bro I haven't hit the gym since surgery, I can do push ups now and exersize but I haven't really, just focused on walking as normal as possible right now.

Damn ok. I guess you really gotta sacrifice a bit to get those extra inches. Seems worth it as time flies!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 04, 2019, 05:21:59 AM
What's up fellas haven't been recording much lately because life's just been kind of back to normal lately, just want to update before the next video
I've distracted 5.3 CM and it's been a roller coaster of pains since about 4CMs up to this point lol, I get numbing on my right leg's shin not on my left, left leg's quads are tighter and I get some pains right above the knee on the smaller quad muscle there and It's maybe a 6/10 pain I have to bend my knee for it to kind of stop and massage it with pain relieving cream... have been feeling the need for my tylenol pills more than I would have from I'd say 2.5 - 3.8 CMs ... but overall it's still very bareable, I've been going out more and more unassisted, I walk a little funny but it's ok I just take it as practice and try to concentrate on not walking like a penguin as much as I can... I don't really walk a lot when I'm out anyway, it's usually just for food. that's it guys looking forward to reading any comments questions or concerns, cheers.

Movie
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on October 04, 2019, 07:21:49 AM
Bro - been waiting for an update from you for a minute - glad it's here!

Regarding the pain - 4cm - 5.3cm is roughly 13 days, so effectively 2 weeks of feeling the problems you discussed.

When you think about it in terms of 2 weeks vs the rest of your life - is that what helps?

Also when you say normal - how are you occupying your time, I imagine all your friends and family have jobs so are you mainly chilling at home until they all finish their work for the day? (weekends excl obviously lol)
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 05, 2019, 05:44:03 AM
SimonFuller: Yeah exactly about 2 weeks of a build up, it started lightly as a 2/10 pain on the part right above my knee but last night dang... it hit probably 8/10 range I actually yelled in agony for some quick 2 seconds, so I can only assume it's going to get worse as I progress maybe until like 6CMs where people say problems start suddenly disappearing lol.

what helps what? me pushing through it? uhm no that's not exactly what i think about, I just think about it's part of the process, and I can tough it out, stopping hasn't crossed my mind at all.. until I achieve my goal that's when I'll stop.

I just do normal stuff everyone else would be doing at 23 recovering from an injury lol except I really don't have many responsibilities right now gladly, go for breakfast, go for lunch dinner with my girl, with friends, go watch soccer games, movies etc
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Michael01 on October 05, 2019, 06:35:10 AM
Are you taking pain meds? Are you doing PT?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 05, 2019, 06:53:00 AM
Are you taking pain meds? Are you doing PT?
Tylenol Extra Strengths for day and PM for night
My PT Is walk around a lot un aided, go up and down my stairs often unaided and stretch
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Michael01 on October 05, 2019, 07:04:08 AM
What's your weight and what nail diameter they used on you?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: cena on October 07, 2019, 04:57:37 PM
I find it very hard to get a good picture of what LL is like. 8/10 pain, taking meds every day, walking up and down stairs, going to soccer games and movies. I can't decide if it's easy or difficult  :D

You killin' it man Movie. Can't wait for the next vlog
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 07, 2019, 07:38:04 PM
Michael: started at 154Lbs now I'm 145LBs and going up, lowest point was 142LBs a couple weeks ago. I think I got the medium sized nail.

cena: for me it only hit 8/10 pain once lol, meds yeah they have been everyday minus a day or two around 2.5CMs I felt the best really, no more post surgery trauma pain, and not stretched enough to start dealing with soft tissue pains and nerve pains etc, but other than that It's no walk in the park but it's not difficult to go on about your day either, maybe it's a mentality thing, it's not hard for me because my days go by fast thankfully lol with friends, my gf and stuff it just goes by quick when you're having a good time. Thanks Cena next vlog coming soon when I hit 6CMs
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: E Z on October 07, 2019, 08:15:52 PM
Hey Movie, what happened with that anesthesia bill? Did you end up paying that?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 07, 2019, 09:49:51 PM
I'm procrastinating on that but I will end up paying it soon, I just have to hit the bank and deposit
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 11, 2019, 06:13:24 PM
Update: https://youtu.be/mfVgu-O0GOc

Hit 6 CMs guys! just showing you guys my gait now and stuff. Enjoy

PS shouldn't be jogging cause my bones are obviously not consolidated, but just to show a little something haha, and I step lightly on the jog so I know I'm safe within the weight baring limits
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wanttaller on October 11, 2019, 06:23:05 PM
Bro man that looks fantastic. Im still struggling going up and downstairs, can you give me any advice to going up and downstairs?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Leviathan on October 11, 2019, 06:29:10 PM
These slippers give me anxiety, stay calm bro,dont slip ;)
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on October 11, 2019, 06:30:08 PM
Movie,

That is amazing.  I'd say you're easily about 6-8 weeks ahead of where I was with regard to gait and overall mobility at this point.   By the way; I plan to update my thread soon, but all is well. I'm 9 months completed since my surgery was in early 2019 and life is back to normal.  Running and agility continue to improve, but at the 9 months down point, I'm really able to enjoy life fully again and my gait is back to normal.  I'd say for me, I felt fairly normal again by month 6.   

Note for the community - Movie, I believe you were fairly active with your legs before CLL? Played Soccer regularly, etc?  If any of you are planning to go forward with CLL, I have realized that many of the active, strong-legged individuals out there with strong flexibility do REALLY well with CLL and are already moving quite well after only 2-3 months.   Myself, I was not active with my legs and had very average flexibility and I believe that caused me to have to wait another good 1-2 months before I could be comfortable with walking and mobility overall.   Fruit for thought.   

Movie, Keep up the great work! and We're all looking forward to seeing more! Proportions looks great.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 11, 2019, 06:35:31 PM
I can tell you what I did don't know if it's good advice for you though, I just went up and down the stairs holding on to the rail and as days went by I started letting my legs to more and more work until I finally felt like my legs could do it all, and tried it... going downstairs is harder thought took me like a month extra to go downstairs unassisted but now I can do it, it looks easier than it actually is in my video
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 11, 2019, 06:41:49 PM
Leviathan: they're safe slippers lol

IFS: Thanks bro I really appreciate your encouraging words! I'm glad you continue to improve as well, IFS.

Yes, I was pretty active, my legs were stronger than the average and had good flexibility.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Michael01 on October 11, 2019, 06:57:38 PM
Update: https://youtu.be/mfVgu-O0GOc

Hit 6 CMs guys! just showing you guys my gait now and stuff. Enjoy

PS shouldn't be jogging cause my bones are obviously not consolidated, but just to show a little something haha, and I step lightly on the jog so I know I'm safe within the weight baring limits
Wow, man, you are doing amazing! I never saw someone so good while still lengthening.
I would do less weightbearing to be safe.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wanttaller on October 11, 2019, 07:13:16 PM
I can tell you what I did don't know if it's good advice for you though, I just went up and down the stairs holding on to the rail and as days went by I started letting my legs to more and more work until I finally felt like my legs could do it all, and tried it... going downstairs is harder thought took me like a month extra to go downstairs unassisted but now I can do it, it looks easier than it actually is in my video
Thank you for that advice bro. I was planing to do it like you told me.
Did you walk a lot up and downstairs during a day? I guess so right?
Man your condition is amazing. Btw I did 10.5cm with the 11mm Betzbone.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TinyTL on October 12, 2019, 10:15:57 AM
this is one of the best stryde recoveries i have seen. Keep up the good work
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 12, 2019, 11:56:09 AM
Thanks TinyTL, that means a lot lol, I do see how I seem to be better than a lot of people 2 months and a week post- op but the thing is I push myself a lot and my limits grow and grow everyday, I don't see a lot of people do that really.

Anyway I want to let you guys know that I went to a night club today with friends that I hadn't seen literally like a week before my surgery and one of my female friends said I looked taller, we Used to be similar height I wasn't ever this much taller than her and I blamed it on my shoes and that she had flat sole sandals haha they bought it  ;D... anyway I noticed the difference 6 CMs made and wow I was a bit surprised, a nobody of my friends made a comment on it, even the ones who were obviously slightly taller, I'm now notably taller, I didn't think it would make a big difference but It did my point of view got higher, females looked at me more often that they would before and I don't think I'm ugly haha but maybe it was easier now to spot me in the crowd since I'm not burried under 170+ taller men, I don't feel short anymore really, and I still have 2 CM's more to go! also because of going to the club I had to stand for prolonged periods of time so I'm pretty sore! gladly there was couches in the back vip section, my friend who's a promoter in the club so kindly arranged for me to sit there whenever I needed to I probably sat there a total of an hour and stood for a total of maybe 3 hours more and walked maybe a total of two miles all together If I had to guess. I'm in sore pain but I'm happy my body was able to go through with it actually, I struggled but next time I know It'll be easier than the previous attempt, I had a lot of fun, I don't regret going. cheers guys
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Realistic on October 12, 2019, 02:39:33 PM
Movie,

Great progress!.I am exactly your height.Can you tell me the top 3 reason you are doing LL?Were you getting rejected by women a lot or you hit snags at work?

Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Realistic on October 12, 2019, 02:40:09 PM
I should clarify that I am  your previous height lol..
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on October 12, 2019, 07:59:37 PM
Thanks TinyTL, that means a lot lol, I do see how I seem to be better than a lot of people 2 months and a week post- op but the thing is I push myself a lot and my limits grow and grow everyday, I don't see a lot of people do that really.

Anyway I want to let you guys know that I went to a night club today with friends that I hadn't seen literally like a week before my surgery and one of my female friends said I looked taller, we Used to be similar height I wasn't ever this much taller than her and I blamed it on my shoes and that she had flat sole sandals haha they bought it  ;D... anyway I noticed the difference 6 CMs made and wow I was a bit surprised, a nobody of my friends made a comment on it, even the ones who were obviously slightly taller, I'm now notably taller, I didn't think it would make a big difference but It did my point of view got higher, females looked at me more often that they would before and I don't think I'm ugly haha but maybe it was easier now to spot me in the crowd since I'm not burried under 170+ taller men, I don't feel short anymore really, and I still have 2 CM's more to go! also because of going to the club I had to stand for prolonged periods of time so I'm pretty sore! gladly there was couches in the back vip section, my friend who's a promoter in the club so kindly arranged for me to sit there whenever I needed to I probably sat there a total of an hour and stood for a total of maybe 3 hours more and walked maybe a total of two miles all together If I had to guess. I'm in sore pain but I'm happy my body was able to go through with it actually, I struggled but next time I know It'll be easier than the previous attempt, I had a lot of fun, I don't regret going. cheers guys

Going to a club at 6cm! That's amazing. I was still trying to master getting in and out of the bathtub safely at this point. Haha. 
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Jim_dabarber on October 12, 2019, 10:52:15 PM
Update: https://youtu.be/mfVgu-O0GOc

Hit 6 CMs guys! just showing you guys my gait now and stuff. Enjoy

PS shouldn't be jogging cause my bones are obviously not consolidated, but just to show a little something haha, and I step lightly on the jog so I know I'm safe within the weight baring limits

Yooooo congrats bro!!! Your doing amazing man, keep it up!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: CodyTheDog on October 13, 2019, 03:14:51 PM
Thanks TinyTL, that means a lot lol, I do see how I seem to be better than a lot of people 2 months and a week post- op but the thing is I push myself a lot and my limits grow and grow everyday, I don't see a lot of people do that really.

Anyway I want to let you guys know that I went to a night club today with friends that I hadn't seen literally like a week before my surgery and one of my female friends said I looked taller, we Used to be similar height I wasn't ever this much taller than her and I blamed it on my shoes and that she had flat sole sandals haha they bought it  ;D... anyway I noticed the difference 6 CMs made and wow I was a bit surprised, a nobody of my friends made a comment on it, even the ones who were obviously slightly taller, I'm now notably taller, I didn't think it would make a big difference but It did my point of view got higher, females looked at me more often that they would before and I don't think I'm ugly haha but maybe it was easier now to spot me in the crowd since I'm not burried under 170+ taller men, I don't feel short anymore really, and I still have 2 CM's more to go! also because of going to the club I had to stand for prolonged periods of time so I'm pretty sore! gladly there was couches in the back vip section, my friend who's a promoter in the club so kindly arranged for me to sit there whenever I needed to I probably sat there a total of an hour and stood for a total of maybe 3 hours more and walked maybe a total of two miles all together If I had to guess. I'm in sore pain but I'm happy my body was able to go through with it actually, I struggled but next time I know It'll be easier than the previous attempt, I had a lot of fun, I don't regret going. cheers guys


Thank you for making this diary, Movie! How much money in total (including living costs, everything) would you budget to do femur leg lengthening with your doctor?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 24, 2019, 06:35:10 PM
What's up fellas just checking in! I want to update I've reached 7 cms thankfully I'm at 71.28 MM's to be exact right now, my left leg feels like I've lengthened it more possibly slightly but we'll see when I go to my next appointment with Mahboubian to get all that fixed and make sure both of my legs are the same length at the end of this. I still suffer from the same inconveniences since 6 CM's pretty tight, sleep at night is tough still but manageable with a mix of tylenol pm and norcos, right shin still numb and getting burning type pain at times. I'll make a video when I hit 8CM's guys, hope everybody is having a great day.

Movie out
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on October 24, 2019, 07:15:11 PM
Almost done with the hard part, Movie.  Way to goooooooooooo!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 24, 2019, 08:33:50 PM
Almost done with the hard part, Movie.  Way to goooooooooooo!
yes sir! Few more days  8)
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BoneStretching on October 25, 2019, 06:23:41 AM
Movie, im coming in right behind you bro! *at 6CM* Hope i am doing as well as you when I hit the 7cm mark. Great job!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on October 25, 2019, 09:35:36 PM
Few more days Movie! Keep pushing bro! Looking forward to that 8cm vlog.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Ghostfish on October 26, 2019, 07:00:28 AM
Hi Movie

I was so surprised by your movie.  You are the femur patient with the best mobility I've ever seen.  You look like a patient who finished lengthening two months ago :)  It is just amazing!
You are almost done now!  Great job!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 26, 2019, 07:15:28 AM
BoneStretching: Haha that's what's up bro! keep pushing

TheAlchemist: Yeah bro last stretch can't believe I've made it this far so fast, it feels like a blur but I'm glad it's almost over! you got it bro appreciate the support !!

Ghostfish: What's up bro! Wow thanks for the kind words I greatly appreciate it lol means a lot to me, I'm glad you guys think I'm doing better than I think I am lol yeah bro almost done! update video coming soon (:
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: E Z on October 26, 2019, 12:12:17 PM
Really interested and looking forward to how quickly your gait comes back after the lengthening. Wishing u the best man. Your diary has been amazing and helpful
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: NY100 on October 26, 2019, 12:58:35 PM
congrats on your success! at what point did you feel you could spend over an hour or so in the car? I ammdoing femurs with Dr Paley next week and live about 1.5 hours away, I don't want to be in a hotel I would rather be home with friends and drive in for PT is this realistic?

Thanks
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 01, 2019, 12:20:25 PM
Thanks EZ! appreciate it bro

NY100: I've not spend over an hour in a car since my surgery I definitely can't drive past 15 minutes before I get some intense shin pain. If I'm in a car I'm usually passenger side with my feet up on the board touching the windshield because that's how my legs can rest and not be in pain.

Just want to give you guys a quick update! I'm at 78.87mms (7.89CMs) so pretty much today should be my last day distracting today I went again to a night club with friends it was a Halloween party so there was a lot of sxxy looking girls in there with not much covering their goods lol anyway I walked a total of maybe 2 miles + and was standing and sitting on and off for about 4 hours so I feel myself Improving for sure but I want to point out that the area where they screwed in my stryde nail to my bone right above my knee on my right leg was in pain I'd say a 4/10 pain every step, noticeable but manageable. I notice the difference now of 3+ inches to my height I don't feel short anymore ;D this thing worked no more height dysphoria !! thank god, I also notice a decent amount more of female attention, specially from females who are 5'6-5'8 I'm taller than them now so It's nice because before I would be able to tell they'd maybe think I'm good looking but maybe weren't attracted to me as much because of my short stature, unfortunate truth but I'm just speaking my mind. Anyways fellas I hope you all are having a great day and to my people still doing LL let's keep pushing through!! pain is my bitch haha one more day and I'm done distracting, I'll keep updating you guys
Movie out
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on November 01, 2019, 03:05:48 PM
Right on bro! Amazing outcome. You are already feeling the benefits, it's just going to keep getting better and better from here on out.  Make pain our bitch and keeping pushing through!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wanttaller on November 01, 2019, 07:50:17 PM
,,but I want to point out that the area where they screwed in my stryde nail to my bone right above my knee on my right leg was in pain I'd say a 4/10 pain every step, noticeable but manageable‘‘

Hey movie, I got the exact same problem too on my left side. Do you think its a huge problem?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BoneStretching on November 01, 2019, 09:17:50 PM
Movie, im pushing over 6 CM and feeling the tightness man.

So happy for you. As a man who considered LL 13 years ago before it was internal (im 38), I can tell you that you made the right choice to get get it over with early.

Any words of inspiration my brother.. i have 2 weeks left but by goodness... its the longest 2 weeks i have ever experienced.

So happy for you.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 02, 2019, 01:43:55 AM
TheAlchemist: Yeah bro I really am haha 3 months post op today! hell yeah that's the attitude haha!!

wanttaller: What's up bro! Hmm well I don't think It's a huge problem for me because I'm sure I caused it by walking a lot, I'm sure with time I won't feel that pain anymore today I still feel that area sore/in pain but not as much as yesterday, what length have you distracted and time post op?

BoneStretching: yeah bro 6.5 cm to 7.5cms were pretty bad for me the last .5 have been even worse but nothing a strong mind can't manage bro pain is temporary!! 2 more weeks bro It's just a tiny amount in the grand scheme of the rest of our lives.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wanttaller on November 02, 2019, 04:24:07 PM
,,wanttaller: What's up bro! Hmm well I don't think It's a huge problem for me because I'm sure I caused it by walking a lot, I'm sure with time I won't feel that pain anymore today I still feel that area sore/in pain but not as much as yesterday, what length have you distracted and time post op?‘‘

I did 10,5 cm with Dr. Betz. Im basically back to normal life with some duckass (no IT band release) and im around 8 months post OP. My walking is similar to  your last Vlog and its improving. From my experience After I saw your last Vlog Update, i can ensure you that you will heal really fast bro. Ive got a question for you: You seem to walk alot and going up and downstairs alot and even go clubbing man thats insane. Were you never scared that the nail or screw could bend or break?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 02, 2019, 05:55:47 PM
wanttaller: oh dang you did quite a good amount lol, yeah I feel like I'll be recovering pretty fast too once I stop distracting which is today ... I'm going to do my last distraction in like 30 minutes from me typing this. It's not insane to me I just always push myself to keep improving always. and I wasn't scared of it bending or breaking because it's supposed to handle my weight and more on each leg, but I was careful and taking it easy for the most part, I'd go to the club because when I go it's with friends who are promoters and always have vip section with seating area and that's where I'll hang out most of the time, I'll sit for a while and stand up for a bit to stretch legs and like that.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: OGfivesevener on November 03, 2019, 01:13:00 AM
Good stuff Movie. Congrats. Now onto consolidation for us. Cant wait till it's all behind us!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 03, 2019, 09:31:30 AM
Thanks bro! yeah man haha onto consolidation thank god bro, hope we recover to an acceptable shape in no time
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: MirinHeight on November 04, 2019, 08:53:12 AM
you were in really good shape before LL and still are in very good shape

Everybody should read this diary and try to get in the best shape possible prior to surgery for best outcomes.
This means low body fat, good cardiac fitness, good flexibility etc


Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 04, 2019, 09:29:00 PM
MirinHeight: Good point

Fellas here's the video update 2 days post last lengthening session I reached 79.86 MM

https://youtu.be/x9wCgtWckGQ
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wanttaller on November 04, 2019, 09:42:30 PM
Broo I actually rarely comment on Diaries but yours is so impressive. You and I , we‘re very lucky to do this at so young age so we can enjoy our 20‘s to the fullest now. We did it brother. Im very happy for you congrats. Keep us updated :)
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on November 05, 2019, 12:07:10 AM
Everything is looking great.  All down hill from here. Congratulations, Movie!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Ghostfish on November 05, 2019, 12:45:37 AM
Wow, Movie
It is truly unbelievable!  You don't have a wide walking and not much duck ass either.  You look tall, man!!  Wow!  Just wow!
What a great job! Movie  No doubt you can recover soon.  But just still be careful!  Don't be overconfident for another 2 months at least!
So happy for you!  Enjoy your height! 
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: E Z on November 05, 2019, 12:54:12 AM
Good stuff dude and congrats.

Is it me or does your walk look pretty normal already? Like I wouldn’t notice if you were just a random passerby.

Where do you feel your walk is currently percentage wise? 70-80%? Incredible
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Renaissance on November 05, 2019, 01:31:24 AM
:O wow

Did you have a specific pre-op training to obtain this results?

Thanks for the hope you're giving to us.

Wish you a fast an full recovery.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 05, 2019, 07:35:42 AM
wanttaller: Yeah man! most definitely we did it !! thanks a lot bro cheers! wish you a fast full recovery as well

IFS: IFS, thanks a lot man! appreciate your contribution to the forum and LL community here and support bro

ghostfish: haha yeah man gait has been improving since last video it looks like (x Thanks a lot man!

E Z: Thanks E Z ! It's getting there it's just my muscles are tight, but strength is getting there day by day, haha I think when I pass people they notice I'm not ok as if I had maybe a sprained ankle or something, but I'm 99.99% sure they don't see me and think "Oh he definitely did CLL" I think they just think nothing major of it. I'd say 70% on a good day and if you want to be a very generous critic hahaha, best of wishes on your journey bro, it really goes by fast.

Renaissance: No bro I wasn't pre-op training specifically for CLL, I just loved playing soccer and I would about 2-4 times a week, and even more often the last few weeks before my surgery since I knew I wasn't going to be able to enjoy my favorite sport for a little while, and also was going to the gym and gaining some muscle mass, which I lost shortly after but I think it helped lol. no man thanks to you for tuning in and the good wishes.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on November 05, 2019, 09:24:42 PM
Wow the walk is incredible. Amazing outcome Movie! Inspiring for all of us CLLers going through it!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 06, 2019, 01:03:27 AM
TheAlchemist: Thanks bro! appreciate the kind words .

Update: Guys today I saw Dr. Mahboubian today and he confirmed both of my legs being equally lengthened so the feeling of my left leg feeling like it's longer might be just because my muscles and hips are tighter on the left. Callous looks excellent very strong, he says at this rate I might be allowed to jog in a matter of weeks, if my muscle tightness doesn't impede lol, anyway, I'm very happy I turned out so well so far, thank god!
also I was able to drive back home for 40 minutes continuously with minor discomfort and moderate pain but without the torturing pain I'd feel before on my right shin right after 15 minutes of driving that would make me have to stop and step out the car to stretch my legs for 3-5 minutes until I can go again for another 15 mins driving, that means the 3 days of not distracting have definitely helped me lol.

I'll be updating you guys on the consolidation phase every time I see major improvements, cheers to everybody.

Movie out
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BoneStretching on November 06, 2019, 07:07:32 AM
Congratulations movie, I am so happy for you.

Most of all, I really commend your willingness to support the community on this forum. Truly selfless of you.

Enjoy being tall now my friend! I got just 1 CM to go. Yikes! Will look to your progress for inspiration.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: LittleLA on November 06, 2019, 09:34:14 AM
Yo, congrats! Definitely looking taller, and being lean helps. I was debating Mahboubian vs. Paley, as I don’t wanna leave LA for 90 days lol... but now for sure I’m leaning more towards staying here to get it done. Thanks for these updates and wow the videos are f*cking solid man!!!

2 quick questions:

- when can you start hitting the gym and doing atleast upper body weight training or pushups, pull-ups, etc?

- have you considered getting 2” on your tibias as well or are you happy with just the 3” ... like do you really feel the difference in height with 3” !?

Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 07, 2019, 03:10:12 AM
BoneStretching: Thanks bro! Appreciate it, yeah bro last cm is tough, I had to take a 48 hour break from distracting at like 7.2CM it was becoming pretty painful, after that it wasn't that bad, I think the thrill of seeing how close I was to finishing kept me going and pushing through the pain but let me tell you, 3 days after not distracting I feel better already haha. you got this!

LittleLA: thanks bro bro, if you live in LA why would you want to go to Paley? lol doing LL in your hometown being able to be around your family and friends (if they know about your procedure it's easier I only told my closest friends and they keep it private) and going to places you're familiar with while doing LL, I feel like that was a big part to my sanity while distracting, besides mahboubian has better pricing & you won't be having to pay extra housing, just stay at your place lol

1) I've been doing pull ups, push ups here and there already I'd say I started doing that around 6CMs distracted
2) original plan was to do tibias as well but I'm happy now at 5'9 with the 3" jump, yes it's very noticeable I don't feel short af anymore. and my body looks more proportionate with my longer legs because I had a longish torso but short ass legs. also I want to play soccer again asap so that's it for me.

Update: guys 3 days after distracting I already feel improvements, call me crazy but I really do. today I went to the mall with my girlfriend and I was practicing my gait and at one point I was walking towards a mirror and I looked at myself and my gait must've looked at least 90% normal and I wasn't feeling much pain or fatigue at the mall even though we walked a decent amount. I'm excited for the months to come of healing can't wait to get back to running/soccer/gym

here's pics of my last xrays yesterday check out the callous lol 8) : https://imgur.com/a/XXgTafU
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: azman on November 07, 2019, 06:41:27 PM
Congratulations on accomplishing your goal.
It’s awesome to hear that you are feeling improvements after 3 days post distraction.

I’m at 6.4 cm today and my quadruples are tight and both my knees won’t bend pass 90.  Guess the morning is the worst when both legs are heavy.

Keep us posted on your recovery.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: LittleLA on November 08, 2019, 05:56:59 AM
You’ve made good points about doing it locally. And that’s great to hear on the pull-ups and feeling taller. I’d like to hit 5,9” but i need 5” for that one  ::) x-rays look legit. You should get stem cell injections in your thighs to help heal faster!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on November 19, 2019, 07:59:19 PM
Movie - hows things bro - let us know how consolidation is going please.

It would be great to hear from you.

Also from your latest video I could not even notice the proportion change - when you look at the video yourself do you notice it?

Does it even feel like you are watching yourself aha - must be a surreal feeling I'd imagine!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: MyEvolution on November 19, 2019, 08:43:51 PM
Congratulations you earned it :)
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 20, 2019, 11:37:58 PM
SimonFuller: What's up bro I'm at day 18 of consolidation and things are much better than distraction, lately it's been getting cold though in California so I'm starting to feel tighter and some pain but overall better than during distraction phase, I can stand for longer, walk more with out much pain, I can drive now without the burning shin pains which is wonderful. and just overall I'm better I can tell, gait most of the time looks normal now for the most part.

MyEvolution: Thanks bro bro, most def, now go earn your height goals bro, rooting for you
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on November 21, 2019, 10:05:43 PM
Great to hear buddy - when will we be seeing another video?

Does the height really feel that different - must be kinda surreal even though its been almost 3.5 months.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 22, 2019, 09:16:11 AM
I'll be showing progress every month for these next 3 months, after that probably in another 6 months to show 1 year post op and after that we'll see how I feel

The height difference is noticeable, even though I'm kind of getting used to it now, I remind myself how much taller I am by how I perceive things now such as friends, family, cars, I don't feel like I'm always shorter than every guy in public, I feel 50/50 and that's cool with me, no more height dysphoria, now I just gotta work on flexibility and strength so I can get to running and playing soccer ASAP
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Nestor on November 22, 2019, 02:42:51 PM
Congrats on your success Movie, really happy for you man! All your hard work has paid off. Are you walking completely unassisted now or do you still need crutches sometimes?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 29, 2019, 09:39:24 PM
@Nestor: Always unassisted now haven't used my crutches in a month and a half or so

Update: Consolidation phase just under week 4

What's up fellas I hope you guys had a nice thanks giving, yesterday after thanks giving feasts my friend and I decided to go Black Friday shopping lol I must've walked about 2-3 miles and walked for about 2-3 hours straight, I was a bit tired at the end but I'm pretty comfortable now, my legs feel stronger and don't get fatigued as fast as they would during distraction phase. I have a little video for you guys of my gait, my right leg is the weaker one which makes me have a little limp but what do you guys think? would you think I had surgery done if you didn't know I did it? lol

https://imgur.com/iCieWAc
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: E Z on November 29, 2019, 10:54:06 PM
Looks perfect dude happy for you man!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BoneStretching on November 30, 2019, 12:19:53 AM
You walkin in to that store like kanye about to grab  a fresh pair of yeezys man...

Congrats bro.. Dream Gait.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: limewalk on November 30, 2019, 03:59:09 AM
Movie did you really do LL? Or was this all a movie?

But seriously mate you look ace! How do you explain the height increase to old friends you meet?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: LittleLA on November 30, 2019, 05:45:26 AM
Dude your gait looks great lol. Definitely walking with confidence so the small gait (which can’t notice) helps that confident style of walk! Seriously thinking about staying out in LA and going with Dr. M
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 30, 2019, 11:53:15 AM
E Z: Thanks bro! appreciate it

BoneStretching: hahaha yeah bro thanks means a lot, hope your recovery is going good as well!

limewalk: hahaha I see that you did there nice. thanks bro ... as far is that most of my friends don't bring it up, it was a bit of an elephant in the room but they mostly have all gotten used to it, but the ones who mentioned it I just say yeah I grew or blame it on my shoes depending on how long ago did I last see them.

LittleLA: Thanks bro haha yeah I know it's a little gangsta huh? xD I do it unintentionally now haha, and yeah bro you should, can't think of a better place to do this being from here.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Great321 on November 30, 2019, 09:10:37 PM
@Nestor: Always unassisted now haven't used my crutches in a month and a half or so

Update: Consolidation phase just under week 4

What's up fellas I hope you guys had a nice thanks giving, yesterday after thanks giving feasts my friend and I decided to go Black Friday shopping lol I must've walked about 2-3 miles and walked for about 2-3 hours straight, I was a bit tired at the end but I'm pretty comfortable now, my legs feel stronger and don't get fatigued as fast as they would during distraction phase. I have a little video for you guys of my gait, my right leg is the weaker one which makes me have a little limp but what do you guys think? would you think I had surgery done if you didn't know I did it? lol

https://imgur.com/iCieWAc

Nice update. Hope you did some good deals. You might need longer pants now ;)
Your gait looks pretty good. The limp is visible but probably only to people who pay attention to it.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on December 01, 2019, 08:01:20 PM
@Nestor: Always unassisted now haven't used my crutches in a month and a half or so

Update: Consolidation phase just under week 4

What's up fellas I hope you guys had a nice thanks giving, yesterday after thanks giving feasts my friend and I decided to go Black Friday shopping lol I must've walked about 2-3 miles and walked for about 2-3 hours straight, I was a bit tired at the end but I'm pretty comfortable now, my legs feel stronger and don't get fatigued as fast as they would during distraction phase. I have a little video for you guys of my gait, my right leg is the weaker one which makes me have a little limp but what do you guys think? would you think I had surgery done if you didn't know I did it? lol

https://imgur.com/iCieWAc

Bro looks very good trust me - the proportions look excellent too. What's your routine nowadays and when do you think you'll get back into football?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on December 01, 2019, 09:36:01 PM
@Nestor: Always unassisted now haven't used my crutches in a month and a half or so

Update: Consolidation phase just under week 4

What's up fellas I hope you guys had a nice thanks giving, yesterday after thanks giving feasts my friend and I decided to go Black Friday shopping lol I must've walked about 2-3 miles and walked for about 2-3 hours straight, I was a bit tired at the end but I'm pretty comfortable now, my legs feel stronger and don't get fatigued as fast as they would during distraction phase. I have a little video for you guys of my gait, my right leg is the weaker one which makes me have a little limp but what do you guys think? would you think I had surgery done if you didn't know I did it? lol

https://imgur.com/iCieWAc

Yooo the walk looks amazing bro! Honestly wouldn't look twice. Incredible at around 1 month post distraction!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on December 02, 2019, 07:12:54 AM
@Great321: Thanks bro, I did get a couple good deals, I actually didn't go up a size the 30x30's fit me just right now, I guess they would be pretty baggy before lol. Thanks bro yeah exactly.

@SimonFuller: Thanks Simon! appreciate the compliments, my routine is really just live life lol, I go up and down stairs often so I know that's strengthening me and I stretch every now and then when I feel like it, and I have been getting more lose I can finally touch my toes while standing and bending over, took me almost a month post distraction because I did that for the first time yesterday, and as far as football today I went to target and I saw a soccer ball on the floor and I was passing it around with my girlfriend, It honestly felt so good! I miss it so much I can tell how I'm not as agile as before but I have no doubt in my mind I will get back to it, I have to work on my flexibility from my hamstrings though because they don't let me lift my leg too much off the floor, once I do I shouldn't have much issue I believe and also once I start running. give me a 6 more months I'll be back to it and show you guys, mark my words.

@TheAlchemist thanks Alchemist! haha yeah bro thank god everythings looking good, I hope you're recovering well as well, cheers.

Update Exactly 4 Months Post- op

What's up fellas today marks 4 months post op, and dang what a ride it has been, and it's only the beginning, I'm happy with my new height and that I'm recovering pretty well for it being 4 months since my surgery, I appreciate all the encouragement, good wishes and compliments from every single one of you guys. Here's another little video from a better angle to see my gait, in celebration of 4 months post op, I know I posted a video a couple days ago, but here's to 4 months lol, cheers.

https://imgur.com/lyjt3zq

Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Nestor on December 02, 2019, 12:04:31 PM
Wow you look tall man! Congrats on the 4 month anniversary  ;D Amazing work dude you should be proud of yourself. I'm gonna be 1 month post op tomorrow, still struggling with pains and whatnot but seeing your videos gives me a boost that it's all gonna be worth it in the end
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Trevor.P on December 06, 2019, 12:35:33 AM
Incredible, it seems as if you had not done any surgery.
You're really good after 4 months, maybe a little swaying but very slight.
This encourages me more and more.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Dreamer57 on December 06, 2019, 06:40:40 AM
What the hell man! How can a diary be so awesome!!! I just went through it and your journey seems so incredible. The movie thing that you do....it is the best !
1) your walking looks pretty normal. And you said you can touch your toes 4 months post op, that's like 1 month post distraction....isn't this wonderful! Your journey is a real success story!
You have already contributed a lot to this forum bt I just wondering if you could drop in a latest xray...which would give me an idea about how much you have consolidated inside to have this kind of good gait!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Nameless on December 10, 2019, 02:59:25 PM
A true CLL hero.  8)
Thanks for your contribution!
Awesome recovery, no doubt about it. I hope my journey will be as good.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on December 11, 2019, 11:40:32 AM
Thanks to the last 3 replies I greatly appreciate it!

Update: 1 month and a week post distraction

Guys I've been noticing consistent improvements this last week since my last update, I've tried a few new things, from trying to go up the stairs faster successfully like running kind of and also down the stairs kind of fast. and I feel very happy my speed, strength, flexibility and agility with my legs are improving a lot and fast, today I had a half a mile walk to my house and decided to try jogging on the street for a bit, I had tried it at home but obviously just a few steps since there's not enough space to try it for real, It felt a bit heavy obviously my legs are not as strong and I was swaying a bit. I was also trying not to take very heavy steps to not cause any damage to the nail.

Check it out: https://youtu.be/QQgzsoOy1RM
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Dreamer57 on December 11, 2019, 02:34:09 PM
Thanks to the last 3 replies I greatly appreciate it!

Update: 1 month and a week post distraction

Guys I've been noticing consistent improvements this last week since my last update, I've tried a few new things, from trying to go up the stairs faster successfully like running kind of and also down the stairs kind of fast. and I feel very happy my speed, strength, flexibility and agility with my legs are improving a lot and fast, today I had a half a mile walk to my house and decided to try jogging on the street for a bit, I had tried it at home but obviously just a few steps since there's not enough space to try it for real, It felt a bit heavy obviously my legs are not as strong and I was swaying a bit. I was also trying not to take very heavy steps to not cause any damage to the nail.

Check it out: https://youtu.be/QQgzsoOy1RM


Awesome man!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Klord on December 11, 2019, 04:23:05 PM
 8) 8) 8) 8) at the beginning i thought, someone very normal is running.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Great321 on December 11, 2019, 11:37:23 PM
wow that's incredible! be careful though. Did your doctor allow you to jog? :D
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on December 12, 2019, 03:41:25 AM
Thanks guys

When I saw him at the beginning of the month he had told me I should be cleared to jog in a couple weeks if my flexibility allowed me to like I said in my last video update, and it was light jogging, I wasn't putting a lot more weight on the nail as to be able to break it or bend it in comparison to walking.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: E Z on December 12, 2019, 04:06:00 AM
judt so everyone knows, it’s not as easy as Movie makes it look lmao. The guy has superhuman legs.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on December 12, 2019, 05:45:25 AM
E Z: Haha  ;D

Yeah it wasn't easy I was definitely struggling like I said it was my first real attempt at jogging, and I could only do bursts of short distances as you can see in the videos, also today I woke up with a bit of pain on my legs that lasted through out the day, pretty sure because of that, but it's ok no pain no gain, I know soon it won't hurt anymore and I'll be able to get back to playing soccer
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Dreamer57 on December 12, 2019, 07:23:18 AM
E Z: Haha  ;D

Yeah it wasn't easy I was definitely struggling like I said it was my first real attempt at jogging, and I could only do bursts of short distances as you can see in the videos, also today I woke up with a bit of pain on my legs that lasted through out the day, pretty sure because of that, but it's ok no pain no gain, I know soon it won't hurt anymore and I'll be able to get back to playing soccer



Awesome man! Looking forward to your updates...btw can u post your latest x-ray....im just wondering wht the hell is inside that superhuman leg!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on December 12, 2019, 12:16:56 PM
Posted them already... maybe a couple pages back, I'm not getting another X ray until 2 more months maybe.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Dreamer57 on December 12, 2019, 12:35:09 PM
Posted them already... maybe a couple pages back, I'm not getting another X ray until 2 more months maybe.

Okay....thanks for the reply...
Happy for you man, I hope one day I have the same journey!

Eagerly waiting for next updates

Dreamer57
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on December 12, 2019, 06:13:33 PM
If there were a LL olympics you'd get the gold medal. Walk is amazing. Light jog is amazing. You're killing it!

Question for you, how have you handled the height gain around friends and family? Have they noticed? Did they ask any questions?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on December 12, 2019, 11:33:35 PM
Dreamer57: Absolutely no problem bro! hope you achieve all the goals you set your mind to.

TheAlchemist: Hahaha thanks a lot bro! means a ton. I've handled it pretty well I'd say, I told my immediate family only (Mom, Dad, Siblings) and my closest friends that I consider siblings as well because they're the ones who'd notice and I trust they keep it confined. but yes people do notice and I just blame it on my shoes which are usually thick soled or just say yes I had a late growth spurt for people who haven't seen me in a longer period of time (1 year +) , it's believable because I'm 23 lol
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BoneStretching on December 13, 2019, 02:28:29 AM
@ Movie..

I use the growth spurt line also and im 38... I love the look of disbelief, shock and amazement. lol
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: MichaelJose on December 31, 2019, 12:09:14 AM
Movie - how you getting on bro?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Dreamer57 on January 07, 2020, 02:55:52 PM
Hey Movie bro!!
Man how ya doin'??
Can't wait for you new vlog!!!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: lucky1 on January 08, 2020, 07:51:20 AM
I just want to start off by saying thank you. Your videos give the belief that I will be able to change my life for the better. Being a short has affected my life socially, academically and most importantly it has prevented me from reaching my true potential. Your videos give me the belief that I could one day do all the things that I wish I could do.  For example, walk around the mall doing black Friday shopping without feeling insecure. You don't realize how much your videos mean to me. May God Bless you.


Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on January 08, 2020, 09:31:52 PM
Michale & Dreamer: Been good, getting better day by day as expected
@Lucky1: Thanks bro I appreciate it, I'm glad my contribution to this forum helps you believe in yourself. God bless always 🙏🏼

Alright guys I took a while for this next update I'm just living life now and although I check the forum almost daily, I just like giving my 2 cents here and there on people's posts, I forget people want to know how I'm doing and and update from me so here it is:

https://youtu.be/bTpNrOsYozw

also guys I know I didn't mention any negatives but so far it's still my knees get tight a bit, for instance: when I drive and get off the car I take like 10 seconds to warm up because I'll have some pain in my knees and also where my bottom nail screws are by where my knees are hopefully that'll improve with time or maybe it'll go away once I remove the rods. I sometimes get pain on my left leg by my bone break site I believe, not sure why but that's how it is.

Other than that, enjoy the update.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on January 08, 2020, 11:03:12 PM
Everything is looking great, Movie.  The lingering tightness and pain is normal at 5 months.  In the coming months 6, 7, 8...and so on; these pains will likely go away completely based on the progress you have shown thus far.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: cena on January 09, 2020, 03:10:00 AM
This is crazy Movie. Yours is the fastest recovery (so far) ever I think.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BoneStretching on January 09, 2020, 04:27:06 AM
Amazing
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: adidas on January 09, 2020, 07:09:50 AM
I have to agree with the rest. you are one of the best if not the best recovery I have seen. are you like wolverine? I am still pacing my own recovery but you do serve as a profound inspiration. well played and congrats on your new path. things will never be the same again.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Dreamer57 on January 09, 2020, 07:35:03 AM
Michale & Dreamer: Been good, getting better day by day as expected
@Lucky1: Thanks bro I appreciate it, I'm glad my contribution to this forum helps you believe in yourself. God bless always 🙏🏼

Alright guys I took a while for this next update I'm just living life now and although I check the forum almost daily, I just like giving my 2 cents here and there on people's posts, I forget people want to know how I'm doing and and update from me so here it is:

https://youtu.be/bTpNrOsYozw

also guys I know I didn't mention any negatives but so far it's still my knees get tight a bit, for instance: when I drive and get off the car I take like 10 seconds to warm up because I'll have some pain in my knees and also where my bottom nail screws are by where my knees are hopefully that'll improve with time or maybe it'll go away once I remove the rods. I sometimes get pain on my left leg by my bone break site I believe, not sure why but that's how it is.

Other than that, enjoy the update.

Nobody would suspect that you had the surgery...You did it bro!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: InFullStryde on January 09, 2020, 03:21:08 PM
Movie, you will soon be enshrined into the CLL Hall of Fame.  The Golden Styde Nails are yours.

Best recovery in CLL history.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on January 09, 2020, 03:31:19 PM
Bro - this is unreal!!

So good to have got this far.

And you are a baller - kick ups with both feet after 2 broken legs - if you ever come to London I'll invite you to come to play football with my friends.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on January 09, 2020, 04:09:30 PM
This is incredible Movie! You're inspiring me to push harder into recovery. Cheers to you brother!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on January 09, 2020, 08:34:37 PM
Thanks to everybody for the kind words and support, means a lot to me.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on January 12, 2020, 10:16:20 AM
guys I had my friend record me running/jogging a little I tried to go a little faster than last time, and I feel like I've done improvements.

https://imgur.com/a/THPdVby
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on January 12, 2020, 12:03:56 PM
Wow bro - that is really impressive.

The muscle memory is coming back for sure.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on January 12, 2020, 08:44:56 PM
yeah Simon! I can feel it too and also my flexibility and strength is better from my last Jogging video
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: cobalt on January 12, 2020, 09:21:56 PM
Very impressive videos especially the soccer maneuver. Your individual effort is fast tracking your progress. Congrats thus far. Stryde gives patients the best hope to optimal recovery along with their own efforts of course.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on January 20, 2020, 09:00:37 AM
Yesterday I felt a live again!! in my natural habitat I missed it so much  ;D

we played against some teenagers lol they were decent and I was the goalie because I'm pretty slow still and cant kick the ball nowhere as hard as I was able to pre surgery I'm at like 20% power right now it feels like lol and I was getting scored on between my legs pretty easily haha they're too long now so it leaves a gap open; I felt like I was sluggish and couldn't move as agile as I used to and it was a bit frustrating but I got to have patience and I was honestly just very happy that I had my soccer cleats on and I was kicking a ball around after so long! right leg feels pretty strong and painless, left leg is still a bit painful every time I'd kick the ball I'd feel a sting by my bone break site I think. but happy to be here at 5 months 3 weeks.

https://youtu.be/ySnz6iM5HPg
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on January 20, 2020, 04:47:22 PM
Bro you look in great shape - you will get that strength back slowly trust me.

Who is your team btw?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TouchingTheSky on January 20, 2020, 08:03:12 PM
Hey!

A very inspiring story my friend.  I just got a question to ask ya.  When you talked to Dr. M, did he mention anything about quadrilateral lengthening?  Tbh with you, I'd really rather not do a large lengthening on one segment due to proportions issues (it's just something that I care about).  Do you know how the recovery process may differ between the two?

Thanks!
TTS
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Jim_dabarber on January 21, 2020, 01:33:25 AM
Dang homie your in great shape! I still havent even got the chsnce to put my cleats back on. Its been like 3 years since i have:(
Im sure if i wouldve never got drop foot i would be close to your level but that slowed my recovery down by a lot!

Im getting all 4 nails out by the end of this month though! Already have my surgery date and plane ticket ready and seeing this video just gave me huge hope!! Your an inspiration honestly! Keep it up👍🏽
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on January 21, 2020, 08:25:02 AM
SimonFuller: Thanks Simon for the constant support! yeah working towards getting the strength and flexibility back fast & my team as in the team I support? Barcelona always have been since Ronaldinho era I must've been 8 years old and ever since Barca has been my team.

TTS: No he didn't, but I wouldn't be able to tell you bro, it's better if you speak to one of the Doctors that do this about that.

Jim: Thanks bro! right on bro but you did two segments so that's probably why dang that's awesome bro! I'm going to PM you check DM's
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Gman23 on February 07, 2020, 08:09:06 PM
BoneStretching: Thanks bro! Appreciate it, yeah bro last cm is tough, I had to take a 48 hour break from distracting at like 7.2CM it was becoming pretty painful, after that it wasn't that bad, I think the thrill of seeing how close I was to finishing kept me going and pushing through the pain but let me tell you, 3 days after not distracting I feel better already haha. you got this!

LittleLA: thanks bro bro, if you live in LA why would you want to go to Paley? lol doing LL in your hometown being able to be around your family and friends (if they know about your procedure it's easier I only told my closest friends and they keep it private) and going to places you're familiar with while doing LL, I feel like that was a big part to my sanity while distracting, besides mahboubian has better pricing & you won't be having to pay extra housing, just stay at your place lol

1) I've been doing pull ups, push ups here and there already I'd say I started doing that around 6CMs distracted
2) original plan was to do tibias as well but I'm happy now at 5'9 with the 3" jump, yes it's very noticeable I don't feel short af anymore. and my body looks more proportionate with my longer legs because I had a longish torso but short ass legs. also I want to play soccer again asap so that's it for me.

Update: guys 3 days after distracting I already feel improvements, call me crazy but I really do. today I went to the mall with my girlfriend and I was practicing my gait and at one point I was walking towards a mirror and I looked at myself and my gait must've looked at least 90% normal and I wasn't feeling much pain or fatigue at the mall even though we walked a decent amount. I'm excited for the months to come of healing can't wait to get back to running/soccer/gym

here's pics of my last xrays yesterday check out the callous lol 8) : https://imgur.com/a/XXgTafU



How Do You even pay 75-80k for the surgeries. I Have messaged Mahboubian on Instagram and he said it’s possibly to get help if you have a good credit score or Care Credit. But I’m still confused. As I’m thinking of doing femurs plus the tibia and gain atleast 4 inches since rn I’m at 5 ft 3 with shoes on which is basically 160cm. I want to get the surgery done before I’m 25,26 if possible as I don’t want to wait too long. I’m 18 rn training to be a chef, living in the UK. Chef pay in the UK is 20-25k per year maybe less, maybe more. Going to save every penny once I start working but even with that I think it’ll take more then 5 years to save up 140k since I want to do two surgeries. Please reply if you know how care credit works and how you managed to save up the money, Thank You. Hope you heal fully, All Love
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Montreal172 on February 07, 2020, 09:37:29 PM
You can always build your credit, and then fill for bankruptcy.
Its not like they're gonna come back and take your legs as collateral :P
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Stepfast on February 08, 2020, 07:28:31 AM
You are an inspiration
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Nameless on February 08, 2020, 12:33:01 PM
Yesterday I felt a live again!! in my natural habitat I missed it so much  ;D

we played against some teenagers lol they were decent and I was the goalie because I'm pretty slow still and cant kick the ball nowhere as hard as I was able to pre surgery I'm at like 20% power right now it feels like lol and I was getting scored on between my legs pretty easily haha they're too long now so it leaves a gap open; I felt like I was sluggish and couldn't move as agile as I used to and it was a bit frustrating but I got to have patience and I was honestly just very happy that I had my soccer cleats on and I was kicking a ball around after so long! right leg feels pretty strong and painless, left leg is still a bit painful every time I'd kick the ball I'd feel a sting by my bone break site I think. but happy to be here at 5 months 3 weeks.

https://youtu.be/ySnz6iM5HPg
Amazing recovery!
Really interesting to know when you'll get back your original strength (or at-least 80-90% of it).
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Dreamer57 on February 08, 2020, 10:55:28 PM
Yesterday I felt a live again!! in my natural habitat I missed it so much  ;D

we played against some teenagers lol they were decent and I was the goalie because I'm pretty slow still and cant kick the ball nowhere as hard as I was able to pre surgery I'm at like 20% power right now it feels like lol and I was getting scored on between my legs pretty easily haha they're too long now so it leaves a gap open; I felt like I was sluggish and couldn't move as agile as I used to and it was a bit frustrating but I got to have patience and I was honestly just very happy that I had my soccer cleats on and I was kicking a ball around after so long! right leg feels pretty strong and painless, left leg is still a bit painful every time I'd kick the ball I'd feel a sting by my bone break site I think. but happy to be here at 5 months 3 weeks.

https://youtu.be/ySnz6iM5HPg


Brother if this is the kind of recovery that I'm to expect then I'm excited as fk to do the surgery....at this point nobody can tell that you had ll ....btw I'm trying to learn soccer...and i prett much suck at it...what tips would you give me to get better?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on February 16, 2020, 09:15:28 PM
Any update broski?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: lucky1 on February 17, 2020, 02:01:06 AM
I'm excited about your new update as well. I hope you are doing well.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on February 19, 2020, 05:32:25 PM
Haven't been on the forums guys I'm on vacation in Paris at the moment going back home tomorrow with much stronger legs!

all this walking around in these amazing museums and beautiful streets that makes me forget the pain of LL 6 and a half months ago built my legs quite well in my stay of almost two weeks here. I tried medium light jogging yesterday and it felt much more natural than my last video update. and then I went for a quick sprint and I'm able to move faster now for sure, not quite where I want to be yet but I can feel the improvement and I feel happy about that, for everyday activities I'm pretty much good now, pain lingers near my knees and hips where my screws are but nothing major, nothing I can't handle, I know soon they'll be removed and I'll hopefully have no pain anymore, been working on my flexibility as well and It's improving as well slowly but surely, so far so good guys I'm estimating by the 10th month post op I should be at at least 90% of my sprint speed pre op. I'll have a video for you guys at 7 or 8 months post of depending when I see another significant improvement to showcase. thanks everybody for the support on here and I wish all my LL brothers a good recovery.

Movie out for a little while again.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on February 22, 2020, 02:58:43 PM
Amazing update Movie. It's great to see you enjoying life traveling in Paris, it feels just like yesterday that you were starting your journey. Your progress continues to inspire bro! Looking forward to the videos!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: lelouche on February 28, 2020, 04:58:08 AM
damn you have vascular arms XD

Would you still do femurs, if you have already a bit short tibias?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: tiggy on March 10, 2020, 03:33:23 AM
Hey Movie,

Just wanted to congratulate you on your incredible achievement so far brother! I see you jogging in the videos and that is very very impressive. This all goes to show that the younger LL is done the better.  Congratulations on the great progress man, safe travels back home.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on March 11, 2020, 11:53:20 PM
Thanks Tiggy! appreciate your compliments and encouragement

Update: Month 7 Day 10 Post-Op

As promised guys here's an update from Month 7, on the sprints I feel I could've gone a bit faster if I would've had a longer field to run on and if it wasn't slippery due to the rain from last night. and as far as my funny looking jog and sprint that's similar to how I used to run before, now it's just a bit more waddley than before because of LL obviously.

XRAYS: https://imgur.com/a/NyPCERu

Update Vid: https://youtu.be/LBYQCAmLfkI

Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: deaddog on March 12, 2020, 02:47:29 AM
Awesome update Movie!!

Just really want to say Thank You for your really great diary with Dr. M and for another great update Movie! It has been really great to follow your progress. You are a true inspiration and just a really cool person for giving so much to this great community... Really cool to also see and hear from Dr. M himself when you go in for your follow ups...

Keep up the great work Movie, you are doing great and thanks very much again! :D


Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on March 12, 2020, 03:45:06 AM
You are killin it Movie! The progression with each of your videos is unbelievable. Hard work definitely pays off! So happy for you man.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Fox on March 12, 2020, 04:24:52 AM
wow, just wow.
amazing transformation, amazing journey.

mahboubian my man. all the way.

money needed
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: ru on March 12, 2020, 08:48:18 AM
this is psyche. there is some hip sway while running but other wise no body can tell you did any LL or nothing. You look great also.

why do people travel to some small city in florida to spend $20k extra money and deal with hurricanes, not be allowed to travel for 3 months when there is such an option right in los angeles with great climate, friendly and caring doctor and you can go back to your family and spend the remaining $20k on nail removal or a nice holiday in hawaii?

The only bad thing is the horrible ads dr M creates but if you can overlook that.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Cas on March 12, 2020, 09:43:26 PM
Movie, I have a few quick questions if you don't mind me asking...

How much did you pay for the surgery with Dr. Mahboubian ?

How long were you required to stay in Los Angeles(if you are not from there)?

I am honestly starting to heavily consider Dr. Mahboubian because if I worked hard enough, I could have the surgery quite literally next year.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Siegfried on March 12, 2020, 10:27:55 PM
This is Gold! Im your Age will do ll femurs this Fall. Hope it’ll go similarly well.

Can you confirm your exact wingspan pls? Somewhere you wrote 1.74, but were not quite sure.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on March 16, 2020, 06:27:00 PM
deaddog: Thanks for following the Diary deaddog, I appreciate the kind words.

Alchemist: Thanks brother! Yes I'm anxiously working get back to a decent running shape to go play soccer, I guess that's why I've been pushing myself so much lol but definitely hard work pays off.

Fox: Thanks lol

ru: yes still working on my running, walking is already easy. Yes can't beat Dr. M's prices, I overlooked the marketing because he's local, the best price in the US at the time and a great doctor with a good record of success.

Cas: total I believe has been 77K the rest I'm not sure didn't discuss that with him since I'm local.

Siegfried: Thanks brother good luck!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Alamin on March 17, 2020, 02:15:55 AM
Movie i saw your video..man i have to say..that you look like some1 who is just one of the best proportionate guy out there..outstanding results man..and exacellant form..if someone asks me the defination of perfection i would show you to them..greatly happy for you man..and gr8 job by Dr. Mehboubian😊
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Siegfried on March 17, 2020, 06:23:43 PM
@movie Yes agree, that’s why please remind us of your exact wingspan :)
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: verticalpush on March 18, 2020, 03:50:00 PM
Movie, just gotta say bro - your video is INSPIRING! I'm had my surgery a bit over 2 months before you did and you're a bit further along than I am. I haven't been pushing myself to do the things you've done because I didn't see anyone else doing that stuff so soon, but I'm going to step it up a notch and start doing sprints and high jumps. You look natural man.

Do you think you'll still get your nails removed in the next couple of months with the virus? Does that change your plan at all? I was originally thinking I'd get my nails removed mid-late summer, but I may push back now till December when things hopefully get a little better with the virus scare.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on March 19, 2020, 06:21:29 AM
174CM is my wingspan.

verticalpush: Thanks bro! yeah at 2 months ahead of me you should be pretty much consolidated enough to be able to do that fairly safely if your xrays have been promissing.
 I probably won't remove the nails until it cools down in Europe, I plan on doing it with Giotikas ... cost effective reasons, unfortunately my doctor is a bit expensive compared to what Giotikas quoted me, so I'd probably be looking at around the same time frame.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on March 27, 2020, 11:22:23 AM
Hey guys today I worked out my upper body with my GF and she wanted to go on a walk on a local hike park, and I raced her up this little hill, loser paid dinner lol, so I'm sure she was going as fast as she could, anyway here's a race of a slow lady vs a slow man enjoy.

https://imgur.com/a/Q200USh

the leg work outs have been making a significant difference I'm feeling lighter and more agile, let me know if you guys would like a video of my leg routine at 8 ish months post op.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Nestor on March 27, 2020, 12:01:17 PM
You're like the bionic man lol, your progress is off the charts dude amazing work! Hope I can move that good someday.

Yeah I'd definitely wanna see your leg routine if you can post it.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Alamin on April 15, 2020, 12:26:13 AM
Yo movie m happy for your progress so far man..just wanna know r u gonna go for tibias too anytime soon.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wanttaller on April 15, 2020, 11:56:24 AM
hey movie, do you plan on doing tibibas?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: MichaelJose on April 15, 2020, 10:28:45 PM
What's the latest bro - how's things
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on April 16, 2020, 08:09:54 AM
what's up guys I turned 8 months post-op April 1st

I'm good, Improving always! If you guys would like I can make a 9 month post op video with my work out routine as well, I just don't want to spam my thread and make it hard for others who are new and learning of this procedure to have to look at a long thread and get the info lost ... I guess if at least 5 people want the update video I'll make it if not I'll probably be making one at the year mark anyway. I'm just living life again now guys, except now with quarantine it's a bit hard to do that hahaha.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on April 16, 2020, 08:17:18 AM
Video would be great for sure - glad to hear you are doing well.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: mangoman on April 16, 2020, 10:52:51 AM
Please make a video
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Khaleddefine on April 17, 2020, 05:25:54 AM
what was you initial femur length sincerly you make me hold my breathe what a recovery
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Batu on April 17, 2020, 08:21:13 AM
I would 100% be interested in seeing a video if you have the time to make one.

Although your recovery was way above average - as I'm someone who is in pretty good shape, naturally flexible and athletic and starting to prep for a potential surgery while still starting my journey learning about it - I would really be trying to emulate at least a portion of your success.

Knowing where you are at 8 months would really help. Cheers for making this great diary!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Dreamer57 on April 20, 2020, 11:54:47 AM
what's up guys I turned 8 months post-op April 1st

I'm good, Improving always! If you guys would like I can make a 9 month post op video with my work out routine as well, I just don't want to spam my thread and make it hard for others who are new and learning of this procedure to have to look at a long thread and get the info lost ... I guess if at least 5 people want the update video I'll make it if not I'll probably be making one at the year mark anyway. I'm just living life again now guys, except now with quarantine it's a bit hard to do that hahaha.



Bro....u don't need to be asking if we want to see a video...isnt it obvious?!afterall u r legend....btw tace care , stay home stay safe!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on April 24, 2020, 08:01:43 AM
I'll have the 9 month post - op update video for you guys.

quick update Yesterday I went running with my dad, well a little jog of maybe 2 miles, didn't do so bad I jogged at a decent pace for a bit less than a mile (going slightly uphill) and walked for about 3 minutes, then ran the rest (going slightly downhill) and the last 200 Meters I upped the pace to a very fast jog and my time was 17:40 Minutes, I was actually impressed at myself, I hadn't done any sort of cardio like that since before the surgery so the fact I was able to do 2 miles in under 17:40 minutes is awesome, I attribute this milestone to my constant leg work outs and my drive to improve very week. I will start implementing Jogging once a week now at least with my father (he runs marathons) he ran with me for support he kept me going, I wanted to quit so bad for about half of that run lol but it's good to have someone there pushing you, and you also got to push yourself it's all mental. Anyway guys after the run my left hip by where my screws are felt sore and a bit in pain but honestly nothing major, today which is the day after my jog I feel sore but no pain anymore, I feel like I can even tackle that same circuit tomorrow and possibly improve time. anyway... just wanted to share this quick mile stone with you guys! I'm happy everything is going well and pretty close to my optimistic timeline. see you guys May 1st for the 9 month post-op update video
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: sickkkkk on April 25, 2020, 03:02:25 AM
Hey movie nice to see that you are getting better at an unprecedented rate! How do you feel your jumping is. I've heard that jumping is the hardest to recover. Do you feel that your jumping is getting better or worse? Do you think you will ever be able to improve it to where you were before?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BelowTheMean on April 29, 2020, 03:03:00 AM
Haven't been on the forum in a while but thinking about CLL again lol. Great diary and great recovery! Best of luck for the rest of your CLL journey.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: lucky1 on April 30, 2020, 10:14:29 AM
Hey movie, I hope your doing well. I just want to say a great job on the recovery. You are a true inspiration for many people on this forum. I just had a request, for the update video you will be posting on the 1st would it be possible to have a clip of were you are walking normally rather than jogging. It will allow me to have a better idea of your walking style. Thank you again!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on May 02, 2020, 08:34:42 AM
@sickkk: my jump has evidently gotten better
@BelowTheMean: Thanks so much!
@lucky1: my walking gait is normal now nobody would ever suspect anything out of the ordinary

As promissed guys here's my 9 month post op update, some jogging and my work out routine for those of you who are recovering from the surgery i started doing this work out since about 7 months post op its a full circuit with as less rest as possible in between work outs and a 2 minute break between circuits, repeat 3 times.

https://youtu.be/sEIh-qmkKGU
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: E Z on May 02, 2020, 03:26:21 PM
Nice!!!

I’m not sure how to explain this, but do your legs still have that ‘broken’ feeling when doing these?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: deaddog on May 03, 2020, 01:58:22 AM
Another great video update, Movie!

Thanks very much also for showing us your workout routine as well. Must be even tougher doing those exercises with a mask on lol.

Anyways Movie, you are doing awesome!! I think everyone here who is wanting/hoping to someday be able to achieve/afford their dream of becoming taller "greatly" appreciates your post surgery updates and just the fact that you continue to stay part of this great community...

Keep up the great work brother, and "Thank you soooo much again!" ;)
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: NotTallEnough on May 03, 2020, 04:30:00 AM
Amazing results Movie! I've been following your progress for the last few months. Your proportions look really good especially for 8cm and you have incredible athleticism after going such a major lengthening on one segment.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on May 03, 2020, 04:31:14 AM
E Z: Yes I understand what you mean, and no I haven't felt my bones still being broken or not solid since about a month ago, I haven't had pains in my osteotomy site since about a month ago, I only feel discomfort in my hips and side of knees but mostly hips now where my screws are but that's just because, well there's screws there lol. other than that I feel my bones strong and I'd be confident to say consolidated to do anything now really.

deaddog: Thanks for the kind words bro! and I'll continue to do so and be part of this community that's helped myself get through this chapter of my life as well, hoping that I can help as well.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on May 04, 2020, 06:30:23 AM
Amazing progress at 9 months post op bro! The dedication and drive has definitely paid off. When are you planning on getting the rods removed?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: adam12828 on May 05, 2020, 06:00:21 PM
Very good progress i want ask how you feel Now i mean Comparison before the surgery how much 90% 80%....
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on May 05, 2020, 11:36:59 PM
Alchemist: yeah bro definitely! It's paying off I'm happy about it. I'd say early 2021 I want to leave them in there for at least a year and a half to make sure I don't lose any height and to ensure they're strong enough to be on their own lol.

adam12828: Well I walk normal, jog about 60-70% there sprint maybe 60-70% as well... guys gotta remember I used to be very athletic I'd run 2 miles in under 12 minutes and sprinted pretty fast as well
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Khaleddefine on May 11, 2020, 07:49:58 PM
About the tendon release surgery what did the doctor told you about biceps femoris. It band. Did you meet an older patient
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Tartar on May 29, 2020, 09:20:38 AM
Hi Movie! Have you already tried to play football again?
Anyway congratulations for your result! Did you have a short femur at the begin? It looks very natural, 8cm is a good goal
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on May 29, 2020, 11:16:58 PM
no unfortunately I have not been able to play soccer since around late February due to an injury on my hip due to playing soccer and right after covid hit and my group of people who'd organize the pick up games haven't met up to play for safety.

but here are a few sprints I did last week: some warm ups some faster:

Warm up Sprint: https://imgur.com/a/GnNZPTE

Fastest Sprint of the day: https://imgur.com/a/5NMC4uR

Race Against my 50 Y/O Mom #1: https://imgur.com/a/UQ7k36P
#2 Went faster towards the end on this one Lol: https://imgur.com/a/l6UvrYT

I feel like my sprint speed is about 80% of what it used to be now and keeps improving, also I gained weight guys I'm bulking up and working out often I'm at 170LBs or so in the video so that could be why I'm a little slow too

does anyone know how much the stryde nails weight? I want to know how much weight it's adding to my body weight
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: MichaelJose on May 29, 2020, 11:40:07 PM
Top man - looking good bro! Will we ever see your face?!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Tartar on May 30, 2020, 01:29:28 AM
no unfortunately I have not been able to play soccer since around late February due to an injury on my hip due to playing soccer and right after covid hit and my group of people who'd organize the pick up games haven't met up to play for safety.

but here are a few sprints I did last week: some warm ups some faster:

Warm up Sprint: https://imgur.com/a/GnNZPTE

Fastest Sprint of the day: https://imgur.com/a/5NMC4uR

Race Against my 50 Y/O Mom #1: https://imgur.com/a/UQ7k36P
#2 Went faster towards the end on this one Lol: https://imgur.com/a/l6UvrYT

I feel like my sprint speed is about 80% of what it used to be now and keeps improving, also I gained weight guys I'm bulking up and working out often I'm at 170LBs or so in the video so that could be why I'm a little slow too

does anyone know how much the stryde nails weight? I want to know how much weight it's adding to my body weight
That's great! The limb is very toned and beatiful. I've noticed just that maybe your knee tends to be a bit external during the running, but maybe is just the way you run. I've asked you cause I used to play football several times a week and I'd like to come back even if 1 or 2 years after the surgery (I'm planning it this month, I should add the same amount you did with the same Stryde)
What are your mesurement about torso and inseam? I'm not obsessed by proportion but yours are definitely very good.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on May 30, 2020, 07:36:44 AM
yes that's how I'd run pre op too.. my legs would push slanted to the back of the other leg while running, but now it's more noticeable post-op not sure why, maybe the rods holding me from my full range of motion of some muscles still being tight. I'm sure 1-2 years is a very doable time frame to get back into the soccer field, I'm sure I could play now If I'd like to at a much better pace and a bit more competitively than last time I tried it 3 months ago or so.

I didn't measure my torso I knew I had very short legs for my stature. As for inseam, I wear 30x30 jeans they used to sag a lot at the bottom, now they fit me perfect.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Batu on May 31, 2020, 05:02:31 AM
Wow that's impressive Movie. You're looking pretty fast and explosive imo.

Your sprinting mechanics are a little unusual, I noticed that before, good to know LL hasn't negatively effected that for you.

Does that springing hurt at all? And is any pain, joint and bone or soft tissue?

I'm going to follow your lead if I undergo LL and post some videos for other people considering the surgery. I'm thinking of doing pre and post videos showing flexibility and range of motion so people can see the differences.

I'm still undecided but since I'm lucky enough to be able to do Stryde with a top doctor I'm finding it harder to justify not doing it. The feedback and peoples results are super impressive.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: DreamerLL on June 14, 2020, 11:15:46 PM
You are amazing. May I ask do you have to return the erc back to doctor or you keep it for memorial of the surgery?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on June 15, 2020, 12:05:44 AM
Everybody returns the ERC post distraction, they're expensive devices.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Tartar on June 15, 2020, 12:46:32 AM
you mean that you’ll keep them after removal, right?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on June 15, 2020, 05:25:14 AM
He's talking about the Magnet lengthening device you plug into the wall and extends your nails, not the nails themselves.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: MyEvolution on June 17, 2020, 11:43:02 AM
Wow amazing!! I was never able to run like that after femurs u are doing exceptionally well

What workouts did u do to help you start running again? I just got cleared to start running and id love to work my way to that
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on June 17, 2020, 07:51:01 PM
@MyEvolution Really? Thanks man I think I posted a video with my body weight only work out routine after month 6 that really helped me gain a lot of strength and size and I've moved up to weighted squats and weighted exercises pretty much because my legs are getting stronger. As far as the work outs to start running well I'd say a mix of the leg work outs and starting off with jogging, then trying some sprints, consistency is key I can tell how I've gotten faster and lighter on my legs since I've been working out on them and sprinting.

Little update video guys about a week ago I hit a new personal record with weighted squats, I was able to do 200LB! Check it out, also I know I'm not doing good deep squats and that's because as of now I can't, after 8CMs in Femurs it threw off my balance, if I went down lower than I did there, I'd probably fall back on my ass, I'm actually consciously trying to go as low as possible on these.

https://youtu.be/TnAnniExgkk
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: ghkid2019 on June 18, 2020, 12:43:28 AM
@MyEvolution Really? Thanks man I think I posted a video with my body weight only work out routine after month 6 that really helped me gain a lot of strength and size and I've moved up to weighted squats and weighted exercises pretty much because my legs are getting stronger. As far as the work outs to start running well I'd say a mix of the leg work outs and starting off with jogging, then trying some sprints, consistency is key I can tell how I've gotten faster and lighter on my legs since I've been working out on them and sprinting.

Little update video guys about a week ago I hit a new personal record with weighted squats, I was able to do 200LB! Check it out, also I know I'm not doing good deep squats and that's because as of now I can't, after 8CMs in Femurs it threw off my balance, if I went down lower than I did there, I'd probably fall back on my ass, I'm actually consciously trying to go as low as possible on these.

https://youtu.be/TnAnniExgkk

man movie you look like a badass gangsta. i'd be intimidated on the street by your ass. cheers on going from 167 to 175! one of the best recoveries on the forum, like ever.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: k1erz on June 18, 2020, 02:04:13 AM
Beautiful results.

Your experience has been a true inspiration and perhaps what I needed to see to decide to finally go ahead.

Just a random question.

Are you able to just walk around all day non-stop like you might have been able to pre-CLL?

I love to travel and walk around big cities. I could walk around London and New York for 6-7 hours straight. Is that something you think you could do 10 months post surgery?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on June 18, 2020, 03:45:47 AM
Savage!! Amazing progress and results at 10 months.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Krazylegz on June 18, 2020, 05:33:26 AM
Con tus besos me haces sentir bien! 🎶 I fw it movie! Much love from Texas brodie, keep up the great recovery.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BelowTheMean on June 18, 2020, 07:06:11 AM
Do you think you’ll eventually be able to get your squats lower or is this the lowest it’s going to get? So basically is it a flexibility or a balance issue?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on June 18, 2020, 07:55:43 AM
@k1erz: Thank you! appreciate the compliments. Most Definitely at 10 months I can, I went to Paris 6 months post-op and had 6-10-hrs out on foot days and the day I visited the luvre (biggest museum on earth) I visited a few others and I was really tired at the end of the day, I started swaying the way I used to because my hips were exhausted to almost failure lol, so at 10 months post op I'm sure that same walk would be easier.

@Krazylegz: The current banger lol 💯, all Love my g! Thanks bro Will do.

@TheAlchemist: Haha Thanks bro gotta always keep pushing the "limits"

@BelowTheMean: I'll get them lower, I can do very low with bodyweight/ lighter weight like 100Lbs, not a flexibility issue, it's a balance issue and also because with heavier weight you sometimes can't go that low you'll feel like you'll fall back lol

Today I felt great, I realized I'm getting closer to an average or even above average level of leg strength! I did leg day with my dad today and he was struggling with the 200lbs Squats more than me, he'd do 12 reps struggling at the end, I'd do 15 but can probably do more and mind you he's pretty fit, he's 50 years old, 5'7 160-165 pounds but looks built, I'm the smaller version of him in terms of muscle tonality and build in the upper-body, he enjoys the weight lifting work outs, but his real passion is distance running, he always runs a dozen miles every weekend and doesn't skip the LA marathon every year since about 7 years ago, so his legs are pretty strong as well. I also noted he couldn't go that low on the squat either with the heavy weight, we had the same form pretty much, he couldn't go too deep with the heavy weight, but the lighter weight he would, just like me.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: MyEvolution on June 19, 2020, 04:49:52 AM
Seriously this is very impressive you’re raising the bar! I dont think ive ever met anyone who could run post LL like this is seriously insane

Im gonna set that as a goal now that i know it can be done! Thanks for the inspiration
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: jayes on June 21, 2020, 03:06:18 AM
Great job man! What a wonderful recovery.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: MyEvolution on June 21, 2020, 05:14:59 PM
What page is your running prep workout

Rn im doing lots of stairs & jumping squats but running damn like id love to get there
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: k1erz on June 23, 2020, 07:34:13 PM
Are you happy with your proportions?

Would you be willing to take some pictures clearly displaying them?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Dreamer57 on July 01, 2020, 12:55:00 PM
Movie man , you are another crazy motherfker like my evolution......when i do it if i do it.....i want to have a little personal talk with you....we can stay john does ....any platform is ok......bt yeah man....this is some legendary  .... i gotta say it bro!!you must be super happy right now huh?......
1) The ppl you know and u hvent told them abt ll, what were their reactions?
2) Does anyobody suspect ll, considering your gait and movements?
3) So as of now can you say that in all terms you are as good as an average person or better?
4) Have you checked your 100mtrs sprint time?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: k1erz on July 07, 2020, 04:55:05 PM
So based on how you feel at the moment day to day to what extent do you believe you might develop problems later on in your life?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Cpl2012 on July 07, 2020, 06:45:06 PM
@MyEvolution Really? Thanks man I think I posted a video with my body weight only work out routine after month 6 that really helped me gain a lot of strength and size and I've moved up to weighted squats and weighted exercises pretty much because my legs are getting stronger. As far as the work outs to start running well I'd say a mix of the leg work outs and starting off with jogging, then trying some sprints, consistency is key I can tell how I've gotten faster and lighter on my legs since I've been working out on them and sprinting.

Little update video guys about a week ago I hit a new personal record with weighted squats, I was able to do 200LB! Check it out, also I know I'm not doing good deep squats and that's because as of now I can't, after 8CMs in Femurs it threw off my balance, if I went down lower than I did there, I'd probably fall back on my ass, I'm actually consciously trying to go as low as possible on these.

https://youtu.be/TnAnniExgkk
Hey Bro are you from LA area?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: MichaelJose on July 08, 2020, 10:57:19 PM
Movie - hope you're still smashing it - how are things atm for you?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: asian on July 10, 2020, 11:54:05 PM
Hi Movie, thank you very much for sharing your amazing journey!!
I have a question. The first/two months after your surgery, how many KM can you walk daily?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on July 12, 2020, 07:13:49 AM
@k1ez : It's possible one can develop Arthritis in the knees easier than if I hadn't done CLL

@michaelJose: I've been in a stall these past week and a half my knee and left leg's femur is hurting, and It's funny because it's a similar pain to that when my femur was still broken/ barely consolidating, so I'm going to go for my 1 year post op check up with Mahboubian, hopefully it's nothing major, it doesn't hurt much during the day but at night it intensifies and this is almost 1 year post op!! but I think it's because I continue pushing myself to my limits. It should be just a minor speed bump god willing.

@asian: thanks & 0 km lol ...🤨
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: k1erz on July 12, 2020, 05:08:29 PM
Is arthritis the only possible complication you can expect at this stage given the success of your outcome?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on July 12, 2020, 06:07:32 PM
@k1erz: I'm not sure bro, I'm not a doctor.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: k1erz on July 12, 2020, 06:50:29 PM
I just watched your 7 month post op video.

You’re results are so outstanding.

It’s literally unbelievable that you’ve had this surgery.

Your form is just perfect man.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: F3 on July 18, 2020, 12:34:38 AM
Hi movie!
How are you doing currently bro? I just read your concern on IFS’s post. Hope it’s nothing major..
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Tartar on July 23, 2020, 04:26:18 PM
Hi Movie, can I ask you what is the diameter size of your stryde nail? (10 - 11,5 - 13)
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on July 23, 2020, 07:48:36 PM
@k1erz Thanks bro

@F3 doing better! yeah it's nothing major I just overexerted myself with exercises and on this one I kicked a 80lbs punching bag hard MMA style lol my knee didn't take it well but my femur had pains too, but they've been healing with rest and using my other leg to do most of the work.

@tartar I believe it's the 11.5
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: a on July 23, 2020, 08:03:19 PM
Hello, Movie!

One of the very best diaries out there! I feel so glad for you man, I swear. You kinda gave me hope for the procedure.
Can you upload a video where you are stretching knees (to see the degree of bending) and where you are running?
Also, do you believe that you'll get back to your post LL agility ever?

Best Regards
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: SimonFuller on July 24, 2020, 09:31:56 AM
Movie - my bro - how are things - can we hear an update on how life is for you atm or even get a video soon?!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wyrmhero on July 24, 2020, 04:00:50 PM
Hello Movie.
 I’ve seen your journey and I’m impressed with your recovery.
There is a question that nobody asked. ( Or I didn’t see it ).
Have you noticed erection problems 1 year after surgery? Or low libido.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: lucky1 on July 31, 2020, 11:20:31 PM
Hey movie,
           I hope you are doing well buddy. Haven't heard from you in a while. Stay strong!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 12, 2020, 11:58:04 PM
What's up fellas! Movie checking in again! man I hope I'm not speaking too early but since yesterday and today I've not had to take a tylenol to ease my knee pain only yesterday night because it was feeling slightly uncomfortable took 1 500mg tylenol pm to sleep and that did the trick where as before I was taking maybe 3000mg of tylenols daily since Early July because my pain was that severe and crippling. So after a long and painful 31 days I'm happy to announce the right knee is feeling better ! thank god. I still feel a 1/10 2/10 pain but much better than the 5/10 - 8.5/10 pains I'd experience during this past month. I'll be letting the knee recover a few weeks more before easing into work outs again, when I massage my IT band on the side of my upper knee it doesn't hurt anymore, I've been stretching lately maybe that helped. anyway hope everyone is doing well, Movie is back!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Megatron on August 13, 2020, 12:28:33 AM
Good to hear bro, hopefully there will be no more pain for you moving forward God willing. Did Dr. Mahboubian have any input on why you were experiencing these pains or offer any suggestions on how to counteract them? Seems like this could be common for LL patients to deal with tho at times and certain cases since everyone is different but most important thing is at the end of the day you recover.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: moneyOnmoney1212 on August 13, 2020, 01:25:24 AM
Movie,

Hope you are doing well brother.
Thank you for being so active and always hope for the best for you.
As a prospective LL'er, I worry that there might be long term complications from this surgery.
Do you think these are permanent pains, the fact that you are pushing yourself, or could it be related to still having rods in your femurs?
I worry about things such as arthritis or other complications.
God Bless.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 13, 2020, 01:39:06 AM
I saw Mahboubian the 4th and as many of you know I turned a year Post Op August 1st 🥳🎉 so I was wondering why I had pains still I thought it was because I kicked a punching bag hard which could have been the culprit. He said that at a year post op my body is still adjusting to the new height that around the 2 year mark is about where everything settles in for the most part. I'm not going to lie I fear having arthritis too, and doing something like LL definitely enhances the chances of that and of permanent knee paint, I just didn't think I'd have it since I was soaring painless for a number of months post op, but now I fear I could develop it. hopefully not, but we'll see... and yes having hardware in me still does affect the pains and what not, once they're removed I'm sure I'll feel better as many others have reported.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: StrydeNailChallenge on August 13, 2020, 02:34:21 AM
I saw Mahboubian the 4th and as many of you know I turned a year Post Op August 1st 🥳🎉 so I was wondering why I had pains still I thought it was because I kicked a punching bag hard which could have been the culprit. He said that at a year post op my body is still adjusting to the new height that around the 2 year mark is about where everything settles in for the most part. I'm not going to lie I fear having arthritis too, and doing something like LL definitely enhances the chances of that and of permanent knee paint, I just didn't think I'd have it since I was soaring painless for a number of months post op, but now I fear I could develop it. hopefully not, but we'll see... and yes having hardware in me still does affect the pains and what not, once they're removed I'm sure I'll feel better as many others have reported.


 Movie Bro,
I think with a combination of the right diet and exercises you can beat it. I used to do Parkour-like jumps for a long time, some of which too tough on knees. I started developing sharp pains a few year ago. The doctors said that over years I have injured my knee so many times, and every time it healed, but the healing was no perfect and those healed parts are the main source pain. This is what I finally figured based on the doctors' and PTs' recommendations: Diet: 1) Around 23 almonds per day, 2) Turmeric [no certain amount, I just try to add them to at least one meal of the day], 3) Vitamin D, like the one Dr. M. recommends, PT)  There is a certain exercise I do that for my type of pain works great and we can PM each other about it.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: E Z on August 13, 2020, 08:14:03 AM
Sent you a PM movie.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: averagegirl on August 15, 2020, 06:30:12 PM
Hi Movie. Your journey is really impressive!
I was just wondering whether you did PT all by yourself or if you had a professional physiotherapist to help you do your stretches?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: ghkid2019 on August 19, 2020, 07:05:53 AM
Movie I am almost certain 95% your knee pain is caused by the rods. Once you get them removed, things become much better. Make sure to remove when x-rays show perfect callus, the timing isn't crucial as to when you remove as you probably know already. Don't be like programdude and break his femur in half because he chose to remove early.

Your knee pain will go away. Then there's essentially no competition on who will declare you officially the best result on this entire forum.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 19, 2020, 07:52:02 AM
I'm certain my lingering pains will go away once my rods are removed too, It's been 48 hours now without any pain medications and I still have minor discomfort in my right knee which is the problem knee but nothing major now. Dr. Mahboubian said my bones were already strong enough to remove since March, he just wanted my bones to shape a bit more, so he's certain I'm ready for rod removal and so am I! I'll be going with Giotikas either late this year or early 2021
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wyrmhero on August 20, 2020, 06:12:00 PM
Hey Movie,  I read your whole paper. I don’t know how often you exercise but concerning your knee pain, it may be the cause of excessive training with heavy loads. When I see the masses that you carry in squat. Less than a year before the operation, I tell myself that it is a little dangerous.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BetzLandLiberator on August 20, 2020, 08:23:12 PM
He said that at a year post op my body is still adjusting to the new height that around the 2 year mark is about where everything settles in for the most part.

He is right. I was 100% only 2 years after my surgery and when I removed my nails (surgery Jan 2012, nail removal Dec 2013).
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: StrydeNailChallenge on August 20, 2020, 11:12:15 PM
I'm certain my lingering pains will go away once my rods are removed too, It's been 48 hours now without any pain medications and I still have minor discomfort in my right knee which is the problem knee but nothing major now. Dr. Mahboubian said my bones were already strong enough to remove since March, he just wanted my bones to shape a bit more, so he's certain I'm ready for rod removal and so am I! I'll be going with Giotikas either late this year or early 2021

Hey Movie,
Have you done some research that removal with Dr. Giotikas works well?

Thanks,
SNC
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 21, 2020, 01:43:42 AM
@wyrmhero: it could've been, it could have not as I had been squatting with weight for months at that point. I didn't start equating with heavy weight until I felt confident I could do it and my bones were consolidated already, so I personally didn't think it was dangerous.

@BetzLandLiberator: nice man! hoping for the same outcome

@SNC: Not yet, I scheduled a 15 minute consultation via Skype with him for this monday coming up, we'll see I'm sure it'll be possible and don't foresee any issues
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: brondo on August 29, 2020, 02:22:02 PM
Hey Movie!

I'm new to this site and your posts inspire me man! I'm 5'6'' looking to be at least 5'8'' and I'm seriously contemplating getting this surgery done, but I'm totally scared about messing up my legs and going into debt. How has this whole journey been for you now that it's been a year? Is it worth it? Any complications or anything wrong with your legs/movement? I was hoping you could give us a video detailing how to go about this whole process and any tips on how to be successful at it.

Thanks,
-Brondo
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: ghkid2019 on August 30, 2020, 05:48:28 AM
Hello movie, I found something that might be useful'

Knee pain with antegrade(how Dr. M does it) femoral intramedullary nails, in which the distal end is covered by the bone, can be caused by the locking screws impinging with the soft tissues and the iliotibial band

https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/full/10.1302/0301-620X.88B5.16875#:~:text=Knee%20pain%20with%20antegrade%20femoral,patella%20or%20the%20tibial%20plateau.

I think it is safe to say after nail removal you will recover amazingly and lose that knee pain. Happy 4 u movie
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: HobbesTheDog on August 30, 2020, 06:28:45 AM
I noticed with Dr. Rozbruch's x-rays the screws stuck out very little.

Do Dr. Paley and Dr. Rozbruch use better methods?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: ghkid2019 on August 30, 2020, 07:34:12 AM
If the screw end does not stick out through the opposite end of the bone, the screw and thus the rod can drift away from intended position easier, and good risk of this before consolidation. Structural support
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 30, 2020, 08:56:53 AM
interesting find ghkid, thankfully haven't had any significant knee pain anymore since about two weeks ago, but yes I hear a lot of Vets say after nail removal all lingering pains went away, can't wait for that day.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BoneStretching on August 31, 2020, 06:50:40 AM
Movie, I got that pain again, accept now in the right leg. wild stuff... Not as bad today.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on August 31, 2020, 07:55:45 AM
Movie, I got that pain again, accept now in the right leg. wild stuff... Not as bad today.


Haha yes the pain shifted to my other leg too but only lasted a few days, I'm good now thank god.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: brondo on September 04, 2020, 09:50:07 PM
Hi Movie,

Hope everything with you is going well. I have a question about your squats with the barbell. Are you able to go down lower now with your squats or is that still an issue with balance?

-brondo
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: HobbesTheDog on September 07, 2020, 07:29:30 AM
Any detailed pictures of proportions?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 09, 2020, 08:01:35 AM
What's up fellas wanted to share this little video of me racing my 13 y/o adolescent friend today, who's a bit out of shape haha. I feel myself lighter on my sprint and with a significantly faster top speed than my previous sprint video in the grass, I probably would've gone faster if I had an opponent who'd actually try and encourage me to go fast as I can lol but anyway! check it out:

https://imgur.com/a/bjlvBKj

right after this I had a bit of left knee pain maybe I shouldn't have ran without shoes. Anyway hope everyone is doing good, wish you guys prosperity and health.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: ghkid2019 on September 09, 2020, 08:13:48 AM
That looks rly fast woah. Do you think you'll ever get to your pre op sprinting Movie? Like you feel you'll have that potential, even 90% of pre-op, eventually?

And as always thanks for taking videos, especially in imgur format. Simple and easy and truly a great resource for us Movie
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: brondo on September 10, 2020, 02:49:58 AM
That sprint looks really good. How close would you say you are to 100% athleticism?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wannabeidol on September 10, 2020, 05:45:35 PM
What's up fellas wanted to share this little video of me racing my 13 y/o adolescent friend today, who's a bit out of shape haha. I feel myself lighter on my sprint and with a significantly faster top speed than my previous sprint video in the grass, I probably would've gone faster if I had an opponent who'd actually try and encourage me to go fast as I can lol but anyway! check it out:

https://imgur.com/a/bjlvBKj

right after this I had a bit of left knee pain maybe I shouldn't have ran without shoes. Anyway hope everyone is doing good, wish you guys prosperity and health.

sprints looking GOOD
now imagine it without the nails in :0

Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 15, 2020, 07:10:37 AM
@ghkid2019 thanks bro! I think with hard work and dedication I might be able to get pretty close once the rods are out, I'm not slow by any means right now.
@Brondo thanks bro, I'm not sure I feel like 75% ish
@wannabeidol: Yeah man can't wait till they're out


Today I went with 2 of my good friends to kick the ball around (soccer) and just work on some drills for about an hour and a half, I was surprised my stamina wasn't too bad I was kind of keeping up, but I was the one with the least stamina of us lol. I was running pretty fast on a turf field with my cleats on, I felt great!

my ball control and pass accuracy is a bit different now since my legs are different but I quickly learned my new "normal" and 30-40 minutes in I was controlling and passing the ball accurately as before. Also when I kick the ball now I don't feel a shocking twitch on my quad muscles almost at all, only very few times, I would feel it a lot before, I think it comes from over extending that muscle while you kick the ball (when the leg goes back). I should've got some footage for you guys!
One of those friends who knows about my surgery said I wasn't moving that slow anymore I'm kind of getting up there with the speed, which definitely made me happy. All of this didn't come without any repercussions though, left knee and hip (screw areas) again are in some pain but nothing tylenols can't manage hahah oh well It's well worth the pain. 
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: brondo on September 15, 2020, 09:39:19 AM
@ghkid2019 thanks bro! I think with hard work and dedication I might be able to get pretty close once the rods are out, I'm not slow by any means right now.
@Brondo thanks bro, I'm not sure I feel like 75% ish
@wannabeidol: Yeah man can't wait till they're out


Today I went with 2 of my good friends to kick the ball around (soccer) and just work on some drills for about an hour and a half, I was surprised my stamina wasn't too bad I was kind of keeping up, but I was the one with the least stamina of us lol. I was running pretty fast on a turf field with my cleats on, I felt great!

my ball control and pass accuracy is a bit different now since my legs are different but I quickly learned my new "normal" and 30-40 minutes in I was controlling and passing the ball accurately as before. Also when I kick the ball now I don't feel a shocking twitch on my quad muscles almost at all, only very few times, I would feel it a lot before, I think it comes from over extending that muscle while you kick the ball (when the leg goes back). I should've got some footage for you guys!
One of those friends who knows about my surgery said I wasn't moving that slow anymore I'm kind of getting up there with the speed, which definitely made me happy. All of this didn't come without any repercussions though, left knee and hip (screw areas) again are in some pain but nothing tylenols can't manage hahah oh well It's well worth the pain. 


That's great Movie! Hopefully you can return to 100%. You're a real inspiration here and I'm hoping everything turns out great for you. It would set a great example for what can be done with limb lengthening. Honestly, I'm waiting to see how things turn out for you when you get your nails taken out, so I can save up some cash and go to Dr. Mahboubian when I'm ready in the future. Can't wait to check out your progress in the upcoming months.

-brondo
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wannabeidol on September 15, 2020, 04:34:15 PM
how the air in LA atm? is it still apocalypse mode?
stay safe bro
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 27, 2020, 07:10:48 AM
today I experienced 10/10 pain, crippling pain, I wanted to cry pain, I regret this surgery pain ... it was so bad I'm still suffering from this pain as we type, my knee and calf muscles are twitching from how much it hurts, not sure where it's coming from or why, I walked a couple miles before it happened. Hopefully it's nothing but a speed bump, but dang. I'm in real pain in my right knee ... again....
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: brondo on September 27, 2020, 07:41:11 AM
Hey Movie,

Take it easy and don't push yourself too much until you get the nails taken out and you've healed properly. Maybe talk to Mahboubian and get some painkillers if it's that bad. Play it smart bro. Rooting for you.

-brondo
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: adidas on September 27, 2020, 07:44:27 AM
Hi Movie,

                Take good care of yourself. Just want to say life is short. What you did is brave but in a way lonely at certain times. Only those who walk this path will really understand as the legs are yours 24/7. They can only imagine the pain and solitude element in this journey. I still feel it and hard to talk to people who didnt walk this journey. There are days when you will beam with awesome that you did it. There will be times where it is 180. Can only say the bad days too shall pass.

adidas
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: ghkid2019 on September 27, 2020, 09:07:58 AM
today I experienced 10/10 pain, crippling pain, I wanted to cry pain, I regret this surgery pain ... it was so bad I'm still suffering from this pain as we type, my knee and calf muscles are twitching from how much it hurts, not sure where it's coming from or why, I walked a couple miles before it happened. Hopefully it's nothing but a speed bump, but dang. I'm in real pain in my right knee ... again....

Perhaps the screw touched a nerve. This is discouraging :/
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: brondo on September 27, 2020, 09:53:08 AM
Have you scheduled getting the nail removal yet?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: StrydeFighter on September 27, 2020, 06:35:03 PM
I think your overdoing exercising. While you are in consolidation phase, you still have the Stryde nails inside. I’ve read your posts, you’ve done a lot of excessive exercising, like walk/jog many miles a day, squats with 200+ pound weights, play intensive sports. You should just stay with recommended exercises by your PT and doctor.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: ghkid2019 on September 27, 2020, 09:44:02 PM
I think your overdoing exercising. While you are in consolidation phase, you still have the Stryde nails inside. I’ve read your posts, you’ve done a lot of excessive exercising, like walk/jog many miles a day, squats with 200+ pound weights, play intensive sports. You should just stay with recommended exercises by your PT and doctor.

He's far from consolidation phase brotha. He got x-rays in March and they were essentially almost consolidated. He's definitely consolidated by now But yes I agree perhaps he's overdoing it, probably should train hard after rod removal but for now keep it easier. I just suspect it's just a screw hitting a nerve. Rod removal will probably be what Movie needs, obviously in no rush later is better than sooner for things like this. But the hardware is probably causing this stuff
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BeYourBest on September 28, 2020, 12:17:39 AM
Bro my heart dropped when I read the 10/10 pain! Praying that you’re feeling better now. Take it easy with exercises etc. What did your dr say about it?

All the best man
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Amanexp on September 28, 2020, 04:07:42 AM
Damn Movie, sorry to hear that fam. I would kick back on excessive exercising until the nails out.

I hope you feel better bro, you should schedule getting the rod taken out, because I agree it could have hit a nerve.

Keep us updated bro
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 28, 2020, 06:35:05 AM
Thanks everybody for your kind and encouraging words... pain is much more manageable now, but yes It's the stupid rods because the intense pain was a combination of both hip pain and knee pain by where the screws are so for sure the screws/rods are messing with me still! the pain started as soon as I stepped down from a step, after walking several miles a bit tipsy lol ... but yeah I haven't scheduled rod removal because I can't travel to Greece as of yet, due to covid  :-[, but I'm considering going with Debiparshad for rod removals now if It doesn't seem to clear up by around december/january to go with giotikas, I really don't want these rods in me anymore, and neither does my body.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: brondo on September 28, 2020, 02:41:25 PM
Did you do anything specific to troubleshoot through the pain? Like any stretches, medication, resting, etc.?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: HobbesTheDog on September 28, 2020, 03:57:52 PM
Is there an option to just remove the screws before removing the entire rod?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wannabeidol on September 28, 2020, 05:36:38 PM
Thanks everybody for your kind and encouraging words... pain is much more manageable now, but yes It's the stupid rods because the intense pain was a combination of both hip pain and knee pain by where the screws are so for sure the screws/rods are messing with me still! the pain started as soon as I stepped down from a step, after walking several miles a bit tipsy lol ... but yeah I haven't scheduled rod removal because I can't travel to Greece as of yet, due to covid  :-[, but I'm considering going with Debiparshad for rod removals now if It doesn't seem to clear up by around december/january to go with giotikas, I really don't want these rods in me anymore, and neither does my body.

hey movie
is it that much cheaper to go with debiparshad than dr m?

in theory any old orthopod could remove your nails? couldnt you find a cheaper option at home?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BelowTheMean on September 28, 2020, 07:42:47 PM
@Movie: I've heard of some possibility of insurance covering rod removal, but no one has ever confirmed. I feel like a lot of people actually stop coming here before rod removal even happens, so we have less anecdotal information about it than the surgery itself!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 28, 2020, 07:47:51 PM
@brondo, about 4-5 tylenol's extra strength in a period of 2 hours and ice  :o
@Hobbes: I don't think so.
@wannabeidol: Yep Dr. M Quoted me about 21k total, Debiparshad quoted 14k total, in Greece I'd be looking at around 9.2K total (7,800 Euros)
@BelowTheMean: Yes some insurances could remove it but mine wouldn't cover the removal of these cosmetic rods unfortunately.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Amanexp on September 28, 2020, 07:49:53 PM
Movie Dr. D said it was 12k but maybe it’s because I did the surgery with him? I’m not sure. I can probably look into it
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 28, 2020, 07:51:49 PM
Movie Dr. D said it was 12k but maybe it’s because I did the surgery with him? I’m not sure. I can probably look into it


Yup, If he quoted you 12k and me 14k I'm sure you're getting the returning customer discount. heck if it was 12K I'd even be more encouraged to go
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Amanexp on September 28, 2020, 07:55:18 PM
Yeah that would be good. I can ask if he can do it for 12k. Damn Dr. M’s at 21k.. that’s a lot!!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 28, 2020, 10:29:35 PM
Would greatly appreciate if you could ask for me !  ;D

it is, it's crazy that it's higher than Paley or Rozbruch ... but it's the hospital fees he doesn't have his own section in a big hospital like they do or a big clinic like Limplastix.  :o
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Amanexp on September 28, 2020, 10:40:11 PM
You got it bro, I asked them. Dr. D does it in a hospital also, Limbplasx isn’t that big it’s a office inside a building. I hit up Teresa, she’s covers financing and she said she’ll ask Dr. D. You’ll be very happy with the whole crew. Dr. D, Ronnie and Teresa are great. I’ll let you know when she hits me back up
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 28, 2020, 10:47:36 PM
Ohh okay they're in a similar situation as Mahboubian then, but maybe hospital fees are cheaper in Vegas than in LA
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Amanexp on September 29, 2020, 11:50:49 PM
Hey bro I just got a response from Teresa, she said 14k sorry bro at least we tried
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BelowTheMean on September 30, 2020, 03:23:18 AM
Hey bro I just got a response from Teresa, she said 14k sorry bro at least we tried

14K for everyone, or just patients who installed rods with other doctors?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Amanexp on September 30, 2020, 05:28:22 AM
I think it’s for everyone
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on September 30, 2020, 07:23:57 AM
Gotcha thanks a lot for trying and asking for me, I really appreciate it!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Amanexp on October 01, 2020, 03:26:34 AM
Not a problem bro!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: StrydeNailChallenge on October 02, 2020, 03:03:32 PM


Yup, If he quoted you 12k and me 14k I'm sure you're getting the returning customer discount. heck if it was 12K I'd even be more encouraged to go

Movie, please talk to Dr. M.  and ask him to give you the discount to make it $12K. I am just afraid you'd go with other doctors, and they are not as good as Dr. M., in removing the stuff, cause only Dr. M remembers exactly how he secured the nails, etc. Even a tiny mistake during removal in the worst case, may create a long lasting pain or discomfort. I would say, nail removal is not a process you'd wanna jeopardize and try to save money on. You have spent a lot of money already. Adding $12K to it would be worth it.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wannabeidol on October 02, 2020, 09:44:43 PM
Movie, please talk to Dr. M.  and ask him to give you the discount to make it $12K. I am just afraid you'd go with other doctors, and they are not as good as Dr. M., in removing the stuff, cause only Dr. M remembers exactly how he secured the nails, etc. Even a tiny mistake during removal in the worst case, may create a long lasting pain or discomfort. I would say, nail removal is not a process you'd wanna jeopardize and try to save money on. You have spent a lot of money already. Adding $12K to it would be worth it.

actually pretty much all IM nails are the same. literally any competent orthopod should be able to replicate the exact  same results for removal.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 02, 2020, 09:45:41 PM
Highly doubt he'd want to do 12K, That's almost the hospital fee alone ... and then he wants a 10K surgeon fee, which made it 21K total... but I'd have to kindly disagree with you on that one, the removal surgery is not nearly as invasive or complicated as the insertion procedure, how hard can it be for any experienced orthopedic surgeon to remove 4 screws on each leg and remove a rod, if they do that procedure very often? I don't think I'm risking it going elsewhere to remove my rods specially if it's a CLL doctor that inserts and removes stryde nails as well... I'd be risking it if I was to go to a third world country and with a regular ortho doctor lol, but I think I'll be in safe hands with Giotikas for just nail removals. I appreciate your concern SNC!
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Tartar on October 02, 2020, 10:50:21 PM
Highly doubt he'd want to do 12K, That's almost the hospital fee alone ... and then he wants a 10K surgeon fee, which made it 21K total... but I'd have to kindly disagree with you on that one, the removal surgery is not nearly as invasive or complicated as the insertion procedure, how hard can it be for any experienced orthopedic surgeon to remove 4 screws on each leg and remove a rod, if they do that procedure very often? I don't think I'm risking it going elsewhere to remove my rods specially if it's a CLL doctor that inserts and removes stryde nails as well... I'd be risking it if I was to go to a third world country and with a regular ortho doctor lol, but I think I'll be in safe hands with Giotikas for just nail removals. I appreciate your concern SNC!
Orthopedic surgeons are prepared for a trauma nail, a surgery after a car accident can easily be way more difficult than a nail insertion with an osteotomy. Surely in Greece you are in safe hands
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: wannabeidol on October 02, 2020, 11:15:37 PM
Highly doubt he'd want to do 12K, That's almost the hospital fee alone ... and then he wants a 10K surgeon fee, which made it 21K total... but I'd have to kindly disagree with you on that one, the removal surgery is not nearly as invasive or complicated as the insertion procedure, how hard can it be for any experienced orthopedic surgeon to remove 4 screws on each leg and remove a rod, if they do that procedure very often? I don't think I'm risking it going elsewhere to remove my rods specially if it's a CLL doctor that inserts and removes stryde nails as well... I'd be risking it if I was to go to a third world country and with a regular ortho doctor lol, but I think I'll be in safe hands with Giotikas for just nail removals. I appreciate your concern SNC!

movie you should see if you can get hardware removal covered by insurance.
im not 100% familiar with the us system but there are instances whereim nail removal should be covered.
like i mentioned all orthopedic surgeons are skilled in nail removal. the only thing youre paying for with a CLL surgeon is their expertise in the management of the distraction process.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 03, 2020, 04:33:08 AM
don't have that luxury my insurance won't cover it. so my best bang for my buck is Greece
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: StrydeNailChallenge on October 03, 2020, 11:13:11 AM
Highly doubt he'd want to do 12K, That's almost the hospital fee alone ... and then he wants a 10K surgeon fee, which made it 21K total... but I'd have to kindly disagree with you on that one, the removal surgery is not nearly as invasive or complicated as the insertion procedure, how hard can it be for any experienced orthopedic surgeon to remove 4 screws on each leg and remove a rod, if they do that procedure very often? I don't think I'm risking it going elsewhere to remove my rods specially if it's a CLL doctor that inserts and removes stryde nails as well... I'd be risking it if I was to go to a third world country and with a regular ortho doctor lol, but I think I'll be in safe hands with Giotikas for just nail removals. I appreciate your concern SNC!

Movie Bro,
I know you must have done your research and I trust what you said is correct and this surgery is simple enough that other Stryde doctors would have no problem doing a perfect removal job.
I know you'll do great and I wish you the best.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: asian on October 09, 2020, 11:46:27 AM
Hi Movie,

Have your butt muscles returned to the way they were before the operation? I'm at about 1 cm distraction right now, but my butt is already getting flat.

Thanks,
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on October 09, 2020, 04:09:11 PM
SNC: Sorry for the late reply but thanks!

asian: yes my butt is back haha
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: StrydeNailChallenge on October 09, 2020, 06:14:35 PM
Hi Movie,

Have your butt muscles returned to the way they were before the operation? I'm at about 1 cm distraction right now, but my butt is already getting flat.

Thanks,

Hi asian,

I am also suffering from flat butt. I hope to get it back with stretching, and eating well after the distraction is over.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: BoneStretching on October 09, 2020, 11:17:38 PM
1 word for the butt guys.

SQUATS
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: StrydeNailChallenge on October 10, 2020, 05:18:21 AM
1 word for the butt guys.

SQUATS

butt buys :))

asian, we don't even know each other yet, and we are already a team, "butt guys"!  loved it BoneStretching :D

BoneStretching bro, unfortunately I was never a fan of squats, but I've seen the magic it can do and I'll there have started doing some squats almost every day. Thanks.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: asian on October 11, 2020, 08:47:49 AM
butt buys :))

asian, we don't even know each other yet, and we are already a team, "butt guys"!  loved it BoneStretching :D

BoneStretching bro, unfortunately I was never a fan of squats, but I've seen the magic it can do and I'll there have started doing some squats almost every day. Thanks.

lol, yeah, team butt guys. What type of stretching are you doing? bridges? I'm not sure if we're allowed to do squats.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: StrydeNailChallenge on October 11, 2020, 11:22:03 AM
lol, yeah, team butt guys. What type of stretching are you doing? bridges? I'm not sure if we're allowed to do squats.


Should be safe to do squats. Dr. M. himself recommended squats the last time I met him (a couple weeks ago).  I try to increasingly for it daily.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: TheAlchemist on October 12, 2020, 05:38:03 PM
Movie rooting for you through this minor setback, I know you'll power through! Keep us posted.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: averagegirl on November 10, 2020, 05:17:46 PM
What’s happened ? :o
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 15, 2020, 07:58:53 AM
what's up fellas! I haven't updated in a while, life has taken it's course & I'm enjoying life and working out constantly so I haven't bothered to make a good update, but here it is. It's been over a year since I stopped distraction (Nov. 2. 2019) That's crazy to me, time really flies, over a year since I last turned the ERC, and I'm sure a lot of you are wondering how I am doing now, in terms of athletic ability, my knee pain I reported earlier, ETC... Well good news I don't have knee pain really anymore, not even after I run, I haven't gotten significant knee pain for over a month or two.

Today I went to kick the ball around with one of my best friends who knows about my surgery, and wow I felt much more agile than last update, and faster in my sprint, I was able to kick the ball harder and further with a bit more ease. I did a sprint test and compared with my good friend, who runs pretty fast because we both love soccer and would often go play soccer at a local park with our group of soccer lover friends, and he and I would be pretty much the same speed, I was maybe a bit more explosive at the beginning but his top speed was slightly faster than me (He's 5'11) so I timed myself and timed him on a 35Meter ish run ( not really sure, didn't measure) my best time: 4.90, his best time: 4.00 (he could've done better maybe 3.85) so already a good improvement that's 80% of his top speed, although almost a full second in such a short sprint is a big difference, I'm no longer the slowest person in the soccer pick up games lol. also I raced him and he totally left me in the dirt, he exploded significantly faster at the beginning of the spring and took like 3-4 fast steps and saw I wasn't catching up so he just finished with a fast jog, where as I was giving it my all. Enjoy the videos.

PS. Yes I still run funny and my legs kick back more crooked than they used to, the CLL made that more pronounced. I will be practicing more sprints and try to correct that to improve my speed.

my best sprint: https://imgur.com/a/ks9zrY2
friend's best sprint: https://imgur.com/a/N7F7Vh4
Race: https://imgur.com/a/JOyXvxv

Hoping once my rods are out and allows me to move better, lighter and more naturally the way I'd like... with consistency and practice I'll improve my sprints, enjoy fellas, keep going hard.

Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Tartar on November 15, 2020, 12:21:20 PM
what's up fellas! I haven't updated in a while, life has taken it's course & I'm enjoying life and working out constantly so I haven't bothered to make a good update, but here it is. It's been over a year since I stopped distraction (Nov. 2. 2019) That's crazy to me, time really flies, over a year since I last turned the ERC, and I'm sure a lot of you are wondering how I am doing now, in terms of athletic ability, my knee pain I reported earlier, ETC... Well good news I don't have knee pain really anymore, not even after I run, I haven't gotten significant knee pain for over a month or two.

Today I went to kick the ball around with one of my best friends who knows about my surgery, and wow I felt much more agile than last update, and faster in my sprint, I was able to kick the ball harder and further with a bit more ease. I did a sprint test and compared with my good friend, who runs pretty fast because we both love soccer and would often go play soccer at a local park with our group of soccer lover friends, and he and I would be pretty much the same speed, I was maybe a bit more explosive at the beginning but his top speed was slightly faster than me (He's 5'11) so I timed myself and timed him on a 35Meter ish run ( not really sure, didn't measure) my best time: 4.90, his best time: 4.00 (he could've done better maybe 3.85) so already a good improvement that's 80% of his top speed, although almost a full second in such a short sprint is a big difference, I'm no longer the slowest person in the soccer pick up games lol. also I raced him and he totally left me in the dirt, he exploded significantly faster at the beginning of the spring and took like 3-4 fast steps and saw I wasn't catching up so he just finished with a fast jog, where as I was giving it my all. Enjoy the videos.

PS. Yes I still run funny and my legs kick back more crooked than they used to, the CLL made that more pronounced. I will be practicing more sprints and try to correct that to improve my speed.

my best sprint: https://imgur.com/a/ks9zrY2
friend's best sprint: https://imgur.com/a/N7F7Vh4
Race: https://imgur.com/a/JOyXvxv

Hoping once my rods are out and allows me to move better, lighter and more naturally the way I'd like... with consistency and practice I'll improve my sprints, enjoy fellas, keep going hard.
I dream the day I'll be able to kick the ball again.
Your improvement are great! Dude you're just 16 months after surgery 8cms, in addition you have still rods in.
I've noticed your particular "crossing-leg run" even before, but you're fast anyway. What about your quadriceps? Are you gaining mass there? Do you see any improvement about strenght in the muscle than before surgery due to more cell mass? I'm always very curious about this
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 15, 2020, 04:32:58 PM
Hopefully soon Tartar. I'm so happy and energized when I get to do it now!

I inspected further on why my leg cross each other behind me when I run, and I concluded it's because the rods making my leg have a specific trajectory and also muscle being not as flexible as before makes my leg turn sideways instead of pulling straight backwards, I'm sure If the rods were out I'd be able to kick back more straight and naturally because I feel the pressure on my hip screws when I try kicking straight back without crossing. Quads gaining mass and definition, I'm seeing the cuts and separation between the quad muscles much more now. I was definitely stronger pre-op in my legs, but I'm catching up soon.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Tartar on November 15, 2020, 05:14:30 PM
Probably it's a bad postural habits, btw screws are very bad expecially in the hip they are a curse in my opinion, so if i were you I wouldn't try to do too many things with the awareness that with the rods still in there's too much difference from a body free of them ;D
I'm always happy to see your updates because you're one of the few real sports person here, I think that football is the main sport to check your real overall athletic ability, reflexes, coordination, sprint, speed and so on.
Quadriceps it's probably the only thing that can improve after this surgery compared to before, at least for the strenght 8)
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Movie on November 19, 2020, 08:42:06 PM
Thanks tartar, I agree soccer test's people's athleticism for sure
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: Jackieeechan on November 19, 2020, 08:56:18 PM
Hey movie,
You have good recovery among all the diaries I have read.
Do you think it's worth it and are you happy with your current height?
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: las vegas baby on November 22, 2020, 07:53:43 PM
I think movie was ideal candidate for this

1. he was optimistic
2. he was hard working
3. he had support system with him
4. he is open about this with close friends and family. this is very important. Whats the point in doing all this and being ashamed about it? I thank members like movie and surgeons like Debiparsad and Mahboubia  for offering this procedure as an enhancement to ones life and not something only for "crazy" people. this is the way forward ladies and gents.
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: brokeboy on November 23, 2020, 01:01:25 AM
Those sprints look good Movie! Hope when you get your rods removed you'll really be at 100, with that said you look like you're doing great currently, far more athletic than alot of people. 

Also just wanted to drop in your thread and say thanks for sharing your journey.  I honestly think your thread is like this forum's holy grail with all your videos.  Im sure your contributions helped alot of people here (lurkers like me also), it was my inspo to go thru with it so just wanted to give you my thanks, and thanks for answerin my dms a while back lol.

-brokeboy
Title: Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
Post by: ghkid2019 on November 23, 2020, 09:10:39 AM
movie is the best movie is the best

after rod removal will be the bestest

congratulation that run look very good. hope u can haf fun playing soccer