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Author Topic: Diary - January 2019 - In Full Stryde with Dr. Mahboubian of North Hollywood.  (Read 30261 times)

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This was asked before but I couldn't find the answer to it. Can someone (If not IFS) please clarify this for me?

During distraction the bone is separated from the cut point 1mm a day and in IFS's case ended up being 7.5cm separated at the end.

Does this gap starts filling after the distraction? Does bone ends start growing towards each other, to make a connection? In that case, it must surely start growing towards each other right after the first 1mm separation.

How does this work exactly?

Hi Tallica,

This is correct; so the bone will start to fill in and will attempt to bridge to the other as soon as the break occurs. With each mm, the bone callus continues to grow in and does all it can to bridge; but it cannot bridge because the patient will continue to pull the bone apart.  It's such as slow and gradual process that the bone still knows where it needs to go; yet will not consolidate fully since there is always that new 1 mm that needs to be addressed. As soon as you're completed with distraction then the bone can finalize the bridges and begin to finalize any gaps to fill.  Eventually the soft callus will mineralize and become harder and even stronger bone than the neighboring bone.
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I am in Full STRYDE with Dr. Mahboubian - January 2019 to Present
Start Height/End Height: 5'1.25"/5'4.25"
Status: Gained 3" and Now in Consolidation/Recovery Phase
My Diary: http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=9671.

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This was asked before but I couldn't find the answer to it. Can someone (If not IFS) please clarify this for me?

During distraction the bone is separated from the cut point 1mm a day and in IFS's case ended up being 7.5cm separated at the end.

Does this gap starts filling after the distraction? Does bone ends start growing towards each other, to make a connection? In that case, it must surely start growing towards each other right after the first 1mm separation.

How does this work exactly?
That's it. You need to be careful because some factors may prevent the bone to grow/fuse. Anti-inflamatory drugs or lengthening too fast for example.
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IFS

"even stronger" than the previous bone.

Is that true. Can you give any reference please supporting this thing?? Thank you.
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Hi Totally Red,

It's actually temporary thing.  The new bone is oft believed to be stronger at the beginning as it undergoes a fresh mineralization but eventually will be one and the same as the rest of the bone.  It's an interesting google look up.
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Start Height/End Height: 5'1.25"/5'4.25"
Status: Gained 3" and Now in Consolidation/Recovery Phase
My Diary: http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=9671.

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(Sunday) Day 121 Post Op - Day 29 Consolidation/Recovery Phase - DISTRACTION COMPLETED....[7.5 cm Achieved / 3 inches Taller!]

Greetings CLL'er's,

I just wanted to check in and let you know my status right here at the 4 months point, post operation!  As mentioned earlier; my updates will likely be down to weekly now since the reporting is much of the same during the day-to-day recovery phase.

Things are well.  I continue to get a little better each and every day.   I'm walking unassisted 100% of the time.  You may find that you still like to have your cane with you as something to lean on in case you find yourself waiting around and no table or wall is available.  I'm not even a month after distraction yet (29 days); so your legs do get a bit tired standing and walking on them.  Standing, I can say, I could probably do an hour or more; so long that I am able to stretch and move them around. Walking, I get tired after about a quarter of a mile. Need to sit rest for a few moments and then I'm off again.   I am getting around just fine however...by driving, walking around at work, home, parks, etc.  I am just too slow and stiff at the moment so I'm not testing the social scene at this point outside of going to weekend breakfasts at the local cafe with my family.

My walk is improving... notable my ATP appears to be better gradually.  I almost feel like during distraction it was 1 mm a day of height...and now its 1mm day of repairing my soft tissues and posture.  It's so subtle, the improvement each day that you really just need to keep working and focus elsewhere.  The "millimeter" worth of improvement add up each week or so.   

My main challenges are my minor APT, stiff quads and hips.  Once these 3 aspects are squared away my first goal of walking comfortably is checked off.  I am currently working out upper body 6 days a week.  I am stretching and strengthening legs with leg weights and bands, 7 days a week and about 1-2 hours per day.  It's a grind, but it will be worth it once this is all over with.   In addition, I am still attending my PT clinic 3 days a week.  I don't see myself discontinuing physical therapy any time soon.   Once I am walking normally and comfortably again, I may reduce the days from 3 days to 1 day or 2 days, per week.   I'd like to continue being treated and reach my fullest potential possible. 

Other notables... Not sure if the CLL veteran can chime in; but one of the most unique and toughest thing at this point is "getting up" from the chair. After about 30 minutes or more of laying down or sitting, my quads feel tight and I have to wake them up with stretches, etc in order to effectively walk on them. Ja Ja.  Does anyone relate to that during recovery? It seems to be getting better...a small bit per day.

With all this being said; I would say that Internal Styrde patients will most likely enjoy a very mobile, not perfect, but quite mobile and taller existence at their 3-4 months point...month 5 - 6 being to smooth out the walk, loosen the tightness, build strength and increase stanima in legs.   Might even be sooner for some...remember I went the full 3 inches and I wasn't flexible at all prior to surgery.  The new gain makes a huge difference for me and I'm giddy with excitement and anxious to get back out into the world.  I'm very happy with the results, so far.  I just need to have the legs loosen up a bit.

Thank you again for all your support and I sure do hope that my diary has helped.  I'll provide a new update very soon and please feel free to ask any questions.

All the best,

IFS
 
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Start Height/End Height: 5'1.25"/5'4.25"
Status: Gained 3" and Now in Consolidation/Recovery Phase
My Diary: http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=9671.

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Thank you for your post!
really appreciate
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Thank you for your post!
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My pleasure LAX. Free free to reach out if you have any questions.  Talk soon.

All the Best,

IFS
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I am in Full STRYDE with Dr. Mahboubian - January 2019 to Present
Start Height/End Height: 5'1.25"/5'4.25"
Status: Gained 3" and Now in Consolidation/Recovery Phase
My Diary: http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=9671.

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Great post again - what's been some of the strange/cool moments with the new height? - things like does it feel weird when you are at a different height to your kitchen cupboards, or maybe when you go to the supermarket and your eye level to the food items is different, or even your shower head position?

I imagine this must feel a little surreal! 
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Great post again - what's been some of the strange/cool moments with the new height? - things like does it feel weird when you are at a different height to your kitchen cupboards, or maybe when you go to the supermarket and your eye level to the food items is different, or even your shower head position?

I imagine this must feel a little surreal!

It really is surreal Simon.  At 5'4" still on the shorter side; but I'm now in the "zip code" if you will of most people I meet  (men and especially a woman).  My personal discontent with my height has been completely removed.   I wear nice shoes that boost me another couple of inches sometimes (not all the time) and they are so comfortable.   I'm really counting my lucky stars.   Yes, I have a better reach too!  No more tippy toeing in the kitchen.   I'm going to write up a post soon once my walk is feeling more normal which will really go into detail about the big change from 5'1 to 5'4.  I'm only 4 months post-op and I'm walking 100% of the time...so I imagine that my gait should be fairly normal in 4-8 weeks, time. Thank you for the question. 

All the best,

IFS
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Start Height/End Height: 5'1.25"/5'4.25"
Status: Gained 3" and Now in Consolidation/Recovery Phase
My Diary: http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=9671.

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Your dairy is extremely informative, man. It makes me want to get right on and do it. I am currently your new height which might sound like I'm being ungrateful for what i've been given, but that's why I only plan on doing it for 2 inches. It's just like you said, I'm not doing this for some disillusion that I will be of normal height. I know I'll still be short, but I'll be less short, more in the norm with everybody else, "in the zip code'.  That's all I've ever wanted, to just feel a little bit more in line with my fellow man. To not be immediately labelled by my short height, to shift short height as just an attribute of my being, not my whole being. Of course not to downplay you getting to this height through all your hard work. 5'1 to 5'4 is groundbreaking, man.

People who are doing LL are truly pioneers and have my highest respect and moreso for the people who don't have a good outcome and still have the confidence to be open about the mistakes of undergoing the procedure.

I was hoping a couple of months down the line, or maybe even a year post-op, you could make a timeline of your recovery and possibly compare it to some other outcomes using the previous Precice 2.2 (I'm thinking Purushrottam). Just to see the effect that this New Stryde technology has had on the long term process as a whole. Even if long term recovery is not improved, cutting down on the recovery process is a major step forward for LL.

Good luck on your continued recovery and I pray you remain a prominent figure on the forum!
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Thank you, FutureManuteBol!

I couldn't be more pleased at the height increase.  Now, I just need to recover.  My first goal of being able to walk around unassisted is checked off.  My next goal is to be able to walk comfortably enough for 1 - 2 miles continually at a decent speed. I walked .59 miles today fairly comfortably but felt too much tightness and wasn't fast enough.  I am being very ambitious with my goal date on this one; but I'd like to be able to do that by June 15; which would be at about 2 months and 10 days of recovery.  I have about 6 weeks left before that goal date hits us!  Let's see what happens....

IFS
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Status: Gained 3" and Now in Consolidation/Recovery Phase
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Yes, Bro!

Don't get complacent. Work on Rehabbing at all times. Truth is that the cost of 3 whole inches is working super hard the first 1 or two years after undergoing the operation. I would make the sacrifice in a heartbeat. Everybody on this forum is rooting for you.
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Yes, Bro!

Don't get complacent. Work on Rehabbing at all times. Truth is that the cost of 3 whole inches is working super hard the first 1 or two years after undergoing the operation. I would make the sacrifice in a heartbeat. Everybody on this forum is rooting for you.

Thanks, Buddy! I'm ready for the grind.  After walking, my next check box is jogging, then running and various agility/movement training.
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Status: Gained 3" and Now in Consolidation/Recovery Phase
My Diary: http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=9671.

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Yes, Bro!

Don't get complacent. Work on Rehabbing at all times. Truth is that the cost of 3 whole inches is working super hard the first 1 or two years after undergoing the operation. I would make the sacrifice in a heartbeat. Everybody on this forum is rooting for you.

Yes we are!
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Yes we are!

Thanks, Man.  Much appreciated. 
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What's it like to be taller? Have you already assimilated to the new height and do you want more?
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What's it like to be taller? Have you already assimilated to the new height and do you want more?

Hi Canon,

I'm still in recovery; so I haven't been out or done too much, but I'm very happy with the 3 inch gain.   I will not be pursuing another surgery.  I'm content and I'm ready to go forward with life.   Thank you for checking in with me! I'll keep you updated on how I'm doing.

All the Best,

IFS
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(Wednesday) Day 124 Post Op - Day 32 Consolidation/Recovery Phase - DISTRACTION COMPLETED....[7.5 cm Achieved / 3 inches Taller!]

Greetings CLL'er's,

Quick milestone update. I just completed my first 1-mile uninterrupted walk, unassisted, since surgery.   Legs did not hurt much, but was a bit tired; but not bad at all. Most discomforts were felt in the lower back since I'm still working on my apt. It's getting better little by little.  It took a while to complete the walk since my tightness limits my speed.  Still working on everything.  I just wanted to share the big milestone.

Thank you and I'll report back with update soon.
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Wow - 32 days consolidation and already walked a mile! That is amazing. Stryde seems like a game changer. Congrats!
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cograts! looking very promissing
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Wow - 32 days consolidation and already walked a mile! That is amazing. Stryde seems like a game changer. Congrats!

Thanks, man.   It truly is a game changer.  I'm working to loosen up tight muscles and hope to build on the big milestone from today. Will keep you posted.

cograts! looking very promissing

It sure is, Movie!  Good luck on your upcoming consultation. 
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Congrats!! Im happy for you mate.
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Congrats!! Im happy for you mate.

Thank you, mate!  I still have a ways to go in recovery, but it does make me feel good to know that my legs have enough strength at this point to carry me a mile.
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Start Height/End Height: 5'1.25"/5'4.25"
Status: Gained 3" and Now in Consolidation/Recovery Phase
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Hello!
My name is Amanda and I am Dr. Mahboubian's marketing coordinator. We wanted to say thank you so much to you for sharing your diary and your positive experience with everyone. You are really making a difference in people's lives by sharing your journey and we appreciate you so much! Thank you again and we are so glad you are happy with the results!
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(Sunday) Day 128 Post Op - Day 36 Consolidation/Recovery Phase - DISTRACTION COMPLETED....[7.5 cm Achieved / 3 inches Taller!]

Good day LL'ers,

I just wanted to check in with you regarding my status. All in all things are improving daily. As mentioned before I am walking 100% of the time unassisted and now just working hard on my gait, my strength and my overall flexibility/loosening of the legs.   I feel and see positive improvement over the past several days.  Let me try to explain the tightness that I have which gets in the way...

Here is a picture below of the quadriceps muscles under consideration:



As you lengthen the bone you also lengthen all the muscles on the femur so this is why intense committed physical therapy is so important throughout this process.   For myself personally the tight areas are:

1) Rector Femoris
2) Vastus Lateralis
3) Vasus Medialis
4) Psoas and Iliacus

One very important note is that the Rector Femoris and Psoas both attach themselves from the femur area onto the pelvis; so when these muscles get too tight it pulls the pelvis downward and creates anterior pelvic tilt.  Some people believe that (APT) is an IT Band thing...Well it certainly can be; but the more common cause for Duck Ass in any human being is a tight Rector Femoris and Psoas.   I'm stretching these muscles 2 times a day and throughout the day to loosen and lengthen these muscles and it's working.   It will take more time however.   I am also strengthening my glutes which is helping to correct the pelvis alignment as well.  I expect another 4 - 8 weeks I could quite possibly be cured of the anterior pelvis tilt, but we will see.  It is very minimal now and should go away completely soon.

My walk is improving  and continuing to loosen each day.   Right now, I am needing to continue to loosen up the hips and quadriceps muscle so that I can achieve a more full range of motion on steps.   Additionally, I am starting to work harder on strengthening my quadriceps and glutes so that the sit-and-stand task is not as challenging.   I would say the weakest part of my leg at the moment is the area just above my knee so it makes it more challenging to stand up from a chair.  With that said; I'm doing pretty well with the sit and stand exercises during PT; so it could just be a matter of time before this element improves as well.   I walked 1 mile twice last week unassisted so the strength is definitely coming back. I hope to break that record toward the end of next week.   

Lastly, tomorrow is a big day for me as I re-enter my formal Gym for the first time in over 4 months.   I have been working out my upper body with a Bow-Flex machine in my house; and it has been "okay" but definitely isn't that great at building mass. I lost some muscle and I'm not to pleased about that; but was of course expecting that.  Fortunately the Bow Flex did a good job on maintaining and keeping me formidable.  Additionally, I will begin to do some leg work with machines....very light weight and safe.  On some machines I may not even use any weight and just go through ranges of motions.  Safety is key here.  I look forward to adding another element to my recovery come tomorrow.   

We are going to keep it going strong guys. Let me know if you have any questions

All the Best,

IFS



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Awesome, keep it rolling.
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Sounds good so far IFS.

Great updates as per! Thank you.

All the best
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Everything good, man? I know it’s only been 3 days but you’re pretty consistent with your posts. I guess recovery starts to become redundant on a day by day basis
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Everything good, man? I know it’s only been 3 days but you’re pretty consistent with your posts. I guess recovery starts to become redundant on a day by day basis

Hi FutureManute!  Yes, exactly. I actually just finished with some stretching.  They say that stretching more than once a day does not do much for you long term, but stretching 3 times a day helps me stay loose enough to walk around more effectively.  Since the daily grind is mostly the same with stretching, strengthing and walking as the standard, I've reduced my major updates to once a week.  All is good, so far.  Still improving a little bit each day. Thank you for checking in with me!

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Oh, ok. Sounds reasonable. I don't mean to be on your case, good luck on your continued strengthening and stretching.
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Oh, ok. Sounds reasonable. I don't mean to be on your case, good luck on your continued strengthening and stretching.

Check in any time, buddy.  Good to hear from you. 
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I am in Full STRYDE with Dr. Mahboubian - January 2019 to Present
Start Height/End Height: 5'1.25"/5'4.25"
Status: Gained 3" and Now in Consolidation/Recovery Phase
My Diary: http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=9671.
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