I hesitate to post on here anymore…but I wanted to see if anyone could help me, and also show that LL definitely isn’t something to be taken lightly.
I am actually pretty satisfied with being 5’8”. I did pretty well with attractive women before LL, and now, they’re no problem at all. And socially, it’s much better. I may not be tall, and even a bit below average…but the chances of me ever getting a second LL are slim to none. So I am satisfied with my height. And before I go any further, I have zero regrets on the surgery, even despite the issues I’ve been having (which I will now get to).
On my right leg, Dr. G said I had a contracture before I got the surgery. So I knew it’d be somewhat of a risk, but my previous height was just entirely unacceptable to me. Since the two years since I had the surgery, my recovery is fine (I can run/jog/do weight lifting, etc.) save for this one recurring issue on my right leg. Every so often (and I’m sure bodybuilding – deadlifts, squats, etc. has exacerbated it, and that is on me), my right leg will tense up so much that it’s painful to the point where I temporarily cannot put weight on it. When I get these episodes, I feels like an intense throbbing pain, and I can even see my muscles contracting/twitching when this happens. And oddly, even just taking long airplane trip seems to make it act up as well. Hot baths, ice packs, OTC pain meds, and elevation seem to help, but sometimes it takes time to get relief from any of these.
I need to get new x-rays taken, but the last ones showed that the rod itself was fine, although the tip of the rod (towards where my femur ends near my knee) is pointed a bit to the outer part of my bone. It’s not bent at all, there’s no fracture, and it is entirely within my bone, and not touching the actual end of the bone…just tiled out a bit (if that makes sense). Dr. Rozbruch said he thinks it might be the rod, but I don’t think it is, because then I feel like I’d be in pain from walking all the time (which isn’t the case). I’m actually hoping to leave the rods in just because I want to save time, money and scarring. I’m thinking the issue is related to the muscle contracture the lengthening my femurs 7cm probably exacerbated (along with my own stubbornness/vainness with bodybuilding). I do my best to stretch my quads, hip flexors and hamstrings, but seeing as I have a sitting job and do bodybuilding (ironically, I look the best I ever have, ever in my life, right now), that only does so much.
I guess I’m just wondering if anyone on here has any thoughts on this? I’m trying to see a neurologist soon (to see if there was nerve damage), and I’m going to get more x-rays and try to go on muscle relaxants and see if that helps. Honestly, if it weren’t for this issue, I’d be entirely satisfied with the result and my final height.