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Apollo676

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Re: Have questions for a long-term LL veteran? Ask them here!
« Reply #155 on: January 13, 2021, 06:59:46 PM »

But whats so bad about lon femurs ? Comparing to stryde for example,it's more painful during the actual lenghtning period for sure,but what about recovery,a patient who did lon of femurs can recover as best as someone you did stryde in the long term ?
What is the maximum amount you recommend on tibias ? I wonder what else i can do to prepare myself for the surgery,i'm doing a lot of biking as well,and i stopped lift weight on legs
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Re: Have questions for a long-term LL veteran? Ask them here!
« Reply #156 on: January 13, 2021, 11:59:49 PM »

But whats so bad about lon femurs ? Comparing to stryde for example,it's more painful during the actual lenghtning period for sure,but what about recovery,a patient who did lon of femurs can recover as best as someone you did stryde in the long term ?

One word, used by one of the patients I knew: agony.  Also, the scarring is severe.  I don't know about long-term outcomes.

[qupte]What is the maximum amount you recommend on tibias ?
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I don't have a recommended maximum amount.  It depends on the individual.
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« Reply #157 on: January 16, 2021, 02:45:46 AM »

Hey Medium, what objects do you recommend bringing if any for massaging your legs if you are doing internals?
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« Reply #158 on: January 16, 2021, 05:50:48 AM »

At Guang Ji hospital they did something called bao jiao (bao means bun and jiao means foot), in which they soaked two towels in hot water, wrapped your feet in them and let them sit for a few minutes, and then massaged the feet with the towels.
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« Reply #159 on: January 16, 2021, 09:20:07 AM »

During leg lengthening, do you think any exercise beats walking around in your room with a cane/walker/crutches?

Even after getting a vaccination, it still seems a bit risky going outside + hassle to put on sunscreen etc

I thought about exercise bike but it seems like getting on the bike + falling off would be serious problems
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« Reply #160 on: January 16, 2021, 03:21:48 PM »

During leg lengthening, do you think any exercise beats walking around in your room with a cane/walker/crutches?

In terms of risk/reward tradeoff, no.
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Re: Have questions for a long-term LL veteran? Ask them here!
« Reply #161 on: January 20, 2021, 06:21:49 PM »

how long did it take for you to get the frames off after first surgery? Were you able to function unassisted after that? Thanks!
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« Reply #162 on: January 20, 2021, 08:03:55 PM »

4.5 months.

No, I needed a walker or wheelchair for a while.
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