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Re: Limb Lenghtening with Dr Guichet 2017
« Reply #124 on: April 24, 2017, 08:59:00 AM »

No, even if I don't walk with crutches I have them on my hands, because I'm afraid people might bump into me. Walking for long periods of times is annoying, because my balance is off and also I'm much slower than normally. Also I use the crutches for sitting down :standing up/ going up or down stairs
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Re: Limb Lenghtening with Dr Guichet 2017
« Reply #125 on: April 28, 2017, 08:42:21 AM »

go on pushing, It's just a matter of time.
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« Reply #126 on: May 04, 2017, 04:17:10 PM »

I finished lenghtening!!!! about fking TIME. Now getting back to life!
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Re: Limb Lenghtening with Dr Guichet 2017
« Reply #127 on: May 04, 2017, 05:08:09 PM »

how much did you lengthen ?
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« Reply #128 on: May 04, 2017, 08:44:19 PM »

6 cm right and 6.5 cm left
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Re: Limb Lenghtening with Dr Guichet 2017
« Reply #129 on: May 04, 2017, 11:58:24 PM »

good job, be careful with the screws .
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Re: Limb Lenghtening with Dr Guichet 2017
« Reply #130 on: May 12, 2017, 06:32:06 PM »

Has anyone (post LL) ever experienced that your hips go up when you lift yours legs? like unstable.
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Re: Limb Lenghtening with Dr Guichet 2017
« Reply #131 on: May 16, 2017, 12:00:50 PM »

Do you mean walking like a penguin, with you body shifting to left and right?
I think that is normal.
I had it and it has become better, so that by now I walk normally.
One thing that helped is to pay attention to use the feet, meaning put the back of the foot firmly on the ground, and then use your front feet to push yourself off the ground.
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« Reply #132 on: May 16, 2017, 02:17:25 PM »

Hi helloworld. I used to have that for a week the penguin but now my shoulder are fixed and only the hips and my lower body shift. It's only been 2 weeks after I stopped lengthening however, as I'm leaving Milano and won't see the doctor again, I'm getting anxious to recover as much as possible.

How long did it take you to solve it? (yes I also noticed that I think it's because when you use the front feet you activate your glutes to stabilize your hips).
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« Reply #133 on: May 16, 2017, 02:54:50 PM »

I am not sure if I got the same.
I will make a video of me walking in the style post limb lengthening and normal style and you can see.

Every week my walking got better.
However, my running is still strange and slow. This is despite the fact that my bike is normal and fast.
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« Reply #134 on: May 16, 2017, 03:17:20 PM »

Thanks, approximately how many weeks did it took you from finish lenghtening to regain normal walking? For me running is out of the question as I am not yet fully fused!
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Re: Limb Lenghtening with Dr Guichet 2017
« Reply #135 on: May 16, 2017, 10:07:58 PM »

Hey LLSouth, do people notice something when you walk? or its all normal?
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« Reply #136 on: May 17, 2017, 04:37:42 PM »

It's been almost 2 weeks since finishing lenghtening. I regained my ability to walk long distances (I can walk more than 1 hour without stopping), but I'm still slower than most people. Yes Kaiser, they do because of my little sway on my hips and also because I always wear my crutches for stairs and so that people know that I'm not normal.
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Re: Limb Lenghtening with Dr Guichet 2017
« Reply #137 on: May 17, 2017, 08:19:15 PM »

Hello, Does Dr Guichet allow you to walk without crutches on flat surfaces after finishing lengthening and are you managing this?
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« Reply #138 on: May 17, 2017, 09:33:53 PM »

Sure, even before the lenghtening he allows you to walk without crutches but it depends on your bone formation and intended gain.
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« Reply #139 on: May 18, 2017, 02:51:03 PM »

Leaving Milan :)
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Re: Limb Lenghtening with Dr Guichet 2017
« Reply #140 on: May 18, 2017, 09:40:24 PM »

Keep using crutches, you dont want complications ;)
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« Reply #141 on: May 19, 2017, 06:45:23 AM »

Leaving Milan :)
That is great!
Time for reflection: Was it the good choice to do LL? Would you do it again?
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« Reply #142 on: May 19, 2017, 02:38:34 PM »

I've been walking a lot of hours without crutches and it's good so I don't think I'm risking a lot by only walking. I use crutches for stairs and sitting/standing even if Dr Guichet allowed me to be totally free of crutches.  I'll do so at least for a month or 2.

I don't know yet helloworld I'm still slower than almost everyone when walking and my hips sway a little. I'm hopeful because it's only been 2 weeks since stopping lenghtening. When I get to where you are now, ask me again haha
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« Reply #143 on: May 19, 2017, 04:36:37 PM »

I have been improving every week since finishing lengthening, so I guess you will as well, and probablay even faster as you are training much more.
So if everything goes well, then I am pretty sure, you will be happy you did it.
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Re: Limb Lenghtening with Dr Guichet 2017
« Reply #144 on: May 19, 2017, 04:40:06 PM »

LLsouthAmerica is amazing! All doctors have good and bad cases but you got the lucky one.
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« Reply #145 on: May 19, 2017, 07:08:14 PM »

LLsouthAmerica is amazing! All doctors have good and bad cases but you got the lucky one.

Not at all Datum, I have 6 LL friends that lengthened a few weeks before me and they all got good results and about same recovery as me (some faster some slower). However, what I'm truly lucky about is that I had much less pain in comparison to them.
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« Reply #146 on: May 23, 2017, 06:29:29 PM »

I officially let my penguins days behind!!! Walk is 100% normal when I put my mind in it. The first few steps after being on a chair for a lot of times are robotic but after a few seconds they get to normal. While it looks normal, I still feel weird walking but I'm hoping it gets better in time. Every day I improve a little !
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Re: Limb Lenghtening with Dr Guichet 2017
« Reply #147 on: May 24, 2017, 01:19:42 AM »

I officially let my penguins days behind!!! Walk is 100% normal when I put my mind in it. The first few steps after being on a chair for a lot of times are robotic but after a few seconds they get to normal. While it looks normal, I still feel weird walking but I'm hoping it gets better in time. Every day I improve a little !

In just one month after finishing lengthening you walk normal now?! that what i like about Gnail

its a good news, do you believe if you did 7 cm its will not be a much different in term of just "walking normal" not fully recovered?

what about 8 cm?

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« Reply #148 on: May 24, 2017, 01:55:28 AM »

Yes, technically 5 weeks for my right leg and 3 weeks for my left. What I mean is that I asked people if they notice something weird about the way I walk and they said no. However I don't feel normal when walking and I still have a minimal duckass, especially after being seated for a long time.

I don't think so, because I was very comfortable with my rate of lengthening the last days. It would have taken me a month at that rate to achieve 1 cm. I believe that I would walk normal even at 7 or 8 cm. However, I think that it's pushing too much your biomechanics and also a definite loss in athleticism. Just walking normally is not enough for me.
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Re: Limb Lenghtening with Dr Guichet 2017
« Reply #149 on: May 24, 2017, 03:30:17 AM »

hows your consolidation right now?
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« Reply #150 on: May 24, 2017, 02:56:52 PM »

It's progressing but my last X-ray is from day 60 post op. Since I'm already taking biphosphonates and vitamin D/calcium there is not much I can do but train and wait. Dr Guichet has allowed me to jump and go up and downstairs but I'm waiting 1-2 months and then take hopefully my last x ray (4-5 months post op) in which we'll see if I've fused completely.
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« Reply #151 on: May 24, 2017, 04:14:53 PM »

It's progressing but my last X-ray is from day 60 post op. Since I'm already taking biphosphonates and vitamin D/calcium there is not much I can do but train and wait. Dr Guichet has allowed me to jump and go up and downstairs but I'm waiting 1-2 months and then take hopefully my last x ray (4-5 months post op) in which we'll see if I've fused completely.
Great! You can jump! That feels great, right?
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« Reply #152 on: May 24, 2017, 05:50:59 PM »

I'm only about 3 months post op so I mini jumped to please/shut up Dr Guichet. It was scary... I will not do it again until I'm fully fused haha.
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« Reply #153 on: May 25, 2017, 12:44:30 AM »

I'm only about 3 months post op so I mini jumped to please/shut up Dr Guichet. It was scary... I will not do it again until I'm fully fused haha.

If you walk almost normally, what does fully fused means to a full weight barring nail, what the difference it will make you think? Do you consider fully fused an 80% recovered or more?
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« Reply #154 on: May 25, 2017, 01:50:17 AM »

Fully fused means that your bone is consolidated and is as strong as it was before LL. The weight bearing nail means that it can support your weight without relying on your bone formation. For Gnail its 80 kg per nail. But the fact that it supports my weight enough for me to walk doesnt mean that there are no restrictions: i cant leg press or squat for example.
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