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Author Topic: Diary: 1" LLD Femur - Stryde - September 2019  (Read 4043 times)

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bgreeneee

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Re: Diary: 1" LLD Femur - Stryde - September 2019
« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2019, 09:35:05 PM »

Day 83 since surgery. Almost 8 weeks post distraction.

* I am back to work full time as of Dec 4
* Bone growth is excellent, i’ll Post an X-ray from yesterday when I get a chance
* I’m starting to feel daily progress rather than weekly. I really feel like the muscles are healing so strengthening can take place. Pain in certain muscles has been a barrier but I feel daily improvement in that. One exercise I could barely do last week I can now do with ease.
* I am still carrying a cane but mostly walk without it. If I walk longer distances, I definitely still need it.
* I go to PT 1X a week. I get guidance and then I’m on my own. I’ve never had more than 1 PT a week

All in all, I’m far from back to normal yet but have no regrets! I’ll continue to post periodic updates...
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Re: Diary: 1" LLD Femur - Stryde - September 2019
« Reply #63 on: December 13, 2019, 09:05:07 PM »

thanks for the update! congrats and don't forget to keep doing PT  ;D
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Re: Diary: 1" LLD Femur - Stryde - September 2019
« Reply #64 on: January 13, 2020, 08:21:04 AM »

r u able to run ?
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Re: Diary: 1" LLD Femur - Stryde - September 2019
« Reply #65 on: January 20, 2020, 04:19:08 PM »

Hi Hamza-
I can certainly light jog a little if needed but I’m not ready for running. It’s been 4 months since surgery, about 3 since the end of distraction. I can easily walk miles at this point, my main cardio and repetitive motion is a stationary bike and an elliptical. All my other rehab is still focused on strength, balance, and flexibility. I work out about an hour a day and do little exercises throughout my day impromptu. Most the time the average person wouldn’t notice my walk is in any way abnormal...but walking for me is still pretty deliberate so I wouldn’t say I’m back to normal walking yet. My knee was in stable before the surgery so that is definitely a challenge in rehab. Muscle tone on the leg is looking/feeling good. I just keep plugging away at strengthening...long answer to a short question...my goal is to be running by March.
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Re: Diary: 1" LLD Femur - Stryde - September 2019
« Reply #66 on: January 21, 2020, 09:35:58 PM »

Hi Hamza-
I can certainly light jog a little if needed but I’m not ready for running. It’s been 4 months since surgery, about 3 since the end of distraction. I can easily walk miles at this point, my main cardio and repetitive motion is a stationary bike and an elliptical. All my other rehab is still focused on strength, balance, and flexibility. I work out about an hour a day and do little exercises throughout my day impromptu. Most the time the average person wouldn’t notice my walk is in any way abnormal...but walking for me is still pretty deliberate so I wouldn’t say I’m back to normal walking yet. My knee was in stable before the surgery so that is definitely a challenge in rehab. Muscle tone on the leg is looking/feeling good. I just keep plugging away at strengthening...long answer to a short question...my goal is to be running by March.

We r almost on the same track. I ll contact u in March to compare both progression.
wish u all the best
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