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InFullStryde

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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #31 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,

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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2019, 04:51:57 AM »

Amazing progress Movie! Loving that positive mindset. Rooting for you brother!
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #33 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
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2019, 10:14:37 AM »

Smashing it bro!
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #35 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?

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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #36 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
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2019, 07:53:10 PM »



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
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2019, 08:13:41 PM »

Thanks ActivatedX Appreciate the support!
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2019, 08:16:33 PM »



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
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #40 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?
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #41 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?
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #42 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
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2019, 06:44:21 AM »

thanks for the response movie, hope the distraction goes well!!
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2019, 09:30:24 AM »

Thank you for replyy, yeah the pain looks really hard :/
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #45 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)




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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #46 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:


 

Hip Flexors












Hamstrings



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




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Status: Gained 3" and Recovered! I am WALKING again and training hard.
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #47 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!
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #48 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
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #49 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!
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #50 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.
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Status: Gained 3" and Recovered! I am WALKING again and training hard.
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #51 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!
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« Reply #52 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.
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« Reply #53 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.
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #54 on: August 17, 2019, 08:23:06 PM »

IFS: Great! Thanks bro

Update Vlog:
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« Reply #55 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,

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« Reply #56 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.
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« Reply #57 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!
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« Reply #58 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
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« Reply #59 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.
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« Reply #60 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.
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« Reply #61 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.
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