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Lalbadshah

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Re: My Femur Stryde LL (with Dr. Debiparshad) diary
« Reply #93 on: September 01, 2019, 06:47:01 AM »

My thought on walking -

I wanted to share my thought on walking. The reason being - before doing LL I had read conflicting things in this forum on whether walking during LL is good or bad. My personal opinion and observation is - walking is good and in fact necessary (else you may become like vegetable and may have bad side effects) but at the same time I think it is important not to get overenthusiastic and walk too much everyday. With the power of stryde it is easy to abuse it by walking too much. I think walking too much may actually affect healing process adversely and put unnecessary strain on your body. This is my theory. Now if you ask how much is too much? I have no definite answer. I will say too much = what normally you would not do. just because you think walking will help you recover faster (this is prevalent opinion and I am not saying it is right or wrong, that is not what I am discussing here) do not go for like 4-5 sessions of long walks during the day, which normally (when you were not doing LL) yo would not do. Just keep it normal, walk just as much as you would walk normally (pre-LL). Again, this is my personal opinion, not a medical advice, I am not a doctor :)
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Re: My Femur Stryde LL (with Dr. Debiparshad) diary
« Reply #94 on: September 01, 2019, 07:16:47 AM »

My thought on walking -

I wanted to share my thought on walking. The reason being - before doing LL I had read conflicting things in this forum on whether walking during LL is good or bad. My personal opinion and observation is - walking is good and in fact necessary (else you may become like vegetable and may have bad side effects) but at the same time I think it is important not to get overenthusiastic and walk too much everyday. With the power of stryde it is easy to abuse it by walking too much. I think walking too much may actually affect healing process adversely and put unnecessary strain on your body. This is my theory. Now if you ask how much is too much? I have no definite answer. I will say too much = what normally you would not do. just because you think walking will help you recover faster (this is prevalent opinion and I am not saying it is right or wrong, that is not what I am discussing here) do not go for like 4-5 sessions of long walks during the day, which normally (when you were not doing LL) yo would not do. Just keep it normal, walk just as much as you would walk normally (pre-LL). Again, this is my personal opinion, not a medical advice, I am not a doctor :)
I absolutely agree with you on walking.  In general, walking is good for CLL, because walking can stretch your muscle, keep muscle strength, help bone grow, and keep you from being depressed during CLL.  However, overdoing it may cause adverse effects such as pain, exhaustion, or inflammation.  Listen to your body, since everybody is different.
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Re: My Femur Stryde LL (with Dr. Debiparshad) diary
« Reply #95 on: September 01, 2019, 07:42:54 AM »

I absolutely agree with you on walking.  In general, walking is good for CLL, because walking can stretch your muscle, keep muscle strength, help bone grow, and keep you from being depressed during CLL.  However, overdoing it may cause adverse effects such as pain, exhaustion, or inflammation.  Listen to your body, since everybody is different.

Agree 100%
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Re: My Femur Stryde LL (with Dr. Debiparshad) diary
« Reply #96 on: September 03, 2019, 02:55:36 AM »

Updates:

1. The pain situation has improved a lot, now the pain is like very low so I  am back to 1mm from today, did .66mm yesterday and today back to 1 mm

2. I found a trick, handle your feet/leg etc gently/softly like in womanly manner and the pain level will be much much lower, the rougher/tougher you wanna play (with any kind of pain on body) the great hit-back you get

3. I will be very busy next 6 days so dont expect any update on diary
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Re: My Femur Stryde LL (with Dr. Debiparshad) diary
« Reply #97 on: September 03, 2019, 08:00:12 AM »

@lalbadshah - glad to hear you pulled through and have been able to resume the normal pace of lengthening! keep at it, it will be over soon :-)
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« Reply #98 on: September 03, 2019, 09:03:11 PM »

@lalbadshah - glad to hear you pulled through and have been able to resume the normal pace of lengthening! keep at it, it will be over soon :-)

yes man, I hope so
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Re: My Femur Stryde LL (with Dr. Debiparshad) diary
« Reply #100 on: September 05, 2019, 09:43:18 AM »

Are you able to pitch into http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=64338.msg165617#msg165617

I worked for long and saved more than enough, simple. I did not felt so urgncy to do it immediately with loan.
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« Reply #101 on: September 06, 2019, 08:40:55 PM »

reached 40mm on machine, so I guess 41 mm in actual (1mm is the gap by which bines are separated when surgery is done I guess?), so 10 more days to go for reaching 51mm. I may stop lengthening at 51mm (2 inches), because after that I want to devote myself 100% to a career move I am making in my life. Only one hindrance at this point - earlier there was some pain on left knee joint/cap, now today I am getting stronger similar pain in left joint/cap, this is the first time I am having any kind of pain in my left leg. I took hotpack and feeling better, hopefully it is one off incident and will go away. 10 more days and I am done :) then focus will be to recover very fast to normal. 
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« Reply #102 on: September 07, 2019, 06:39:28 AM »

or I may go to max 55 mm, lets see, my target is to stop by around 20th of this month and then focus completely on very fast recovery
« Last Edit: September 07, 2019, 06:59:43 AM by Lalbadshah »
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Re: My Femur Stryde LL (with Dr. Debiparshad) diary
« Reply #103 on: September 07, 2019, 07:11:08 AM »

Try to postpone your new job if possible and necessary. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I think new job should not be a reason to stop. Preserving health should be the only valid reason.
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Re: My Femur Stryde LL (with Dr. Debiparshad) diary
« Reply #104 on: September 07, 2019, 06:44:48 PM »

Try to postpone your new job if possible and necessary. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I think new job should not be a reason to stop. Preserving health should be the only valid reason.

You mean to say I should aim for 65mm or more (my original aim) and the .5 inch is worth more than the reason of focusing more on a new career that I would be starting soon? I have heard from many LLers that those who stopped at 5 later regretted their decisions and thought they should have aimed for 6.5 to 7 , are you trying to say the same thing?
Note: postponing is not an option at this point, but taking it easy initially (while doing LL for 10 more days) and then focusing harder (when LL gal of 65 is over) is an option and I may think about that option because in a way you (and the other LLers) have a point - why do so much and stop early just for 10 days.
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Re: My Femur Stryde LL (with Dr. Debiparshad) diary
« Reply #105 on: September 07, 2019, 08:27:03 PM »

@lalbadshah - agree that if possible you should definitely try to go all the way at least until 6.5-7 cm. Unless you are 100% certain that you will also be doing surgery for tibias, you should make the most of this opportunity you currently have. Think of all the money you've spent and the effort you've gone through, might as well get the most out of it!
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Re: My Femur Stryde LL (with Dr. Debiparshad) diary
« Reply #106 on: September 07, 2019, 08:34:30 PM »

I would agree that you should go from 6.5 to 7.5cm  You are not at risk physically to go this distance and the difference between 2 and 3 inches is a lot.   I will forever be grateful to Dr. M for convincing me to keep going to 7.5 cm; when I felt like stopping at around 2 inches.
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"Make the BEST of what you have and Make what you have, the BEST"
In Full STRYDE with Dr. Mahboubian - Jan 2019
Start Height/End Height: 5'1.25"/5'4.25"
Status: Gained 3" and Now in Consolidation/Recovery Phase. I am WALKING again!
Diary: http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=9671.0

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Re: My Femur Stryde LL (with Dr. Debiparshad) diary
« Reply #107 on: September 08, 2019, 01:15:44 AM »

thanks all for your valuable input, I will think an decide.
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Re: My Femur Stryde LL (with Dr. Debiparshad) diary
« Reply #108 on: September 08, 2019, 01:25:46 PM »

Yeah that is what I meant.

Hope your new job treats you well!

Can I ask you these questions?

1. Did you (or do you) live alone through LL?
2. If you had some kind of medical problem (like flu or some other bodily infection) what would you do in your state? Do you think you would be able to go by yourself to urgent care or something?
3. Have painkillers caused you any kind of bad effects like drowsiness at work or while walking?
4. Important question - How covered are you with your insurance (from your employer) while doing LL? If you were to freak out and call 911 over some strange nerve pain and they run a bunch of tests would you have to pay out of pocket? If you (God forbid) fracture your nail while walking or climbing down stairs and they needed to replace your nail (not Dr D but some other surgeon near you) would it be covered by insurance? What about normal things like flu? I am asking because insurance providers don't tend to cover problems that arose due to LL. I am sure you would have done ample research as you are a very thorough individual. Please enlighten us.
5. Has LL been more diffcult or easy as per your original expectations?

Thank you!
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Re: My Femur Stryde LL (with Dr. Debiparshad) diary
« Reply #109 on: September 08, 2019, 06:05:44 PM »

Yeah that is what I meant.

Hope your new job treats you well!

Can I ask you these questions?

1. Did you (or do you) live alone through LL?

- yes

2. If you had some kind of medical problem (like flu or some other bodily infection) what would you do in your state? Do you think you would be able to go by yourself to urgent care or something?

- Even I don't know what would I do, I will e screwed for sure with infection while doing LL. I will try to call uber and somehow reach to urgent care or call a friend. if it is emergency like fall down etc. I will dial 911 I think.

3. Have painkillers caused you any kind of bad effects like drowsiness at work or while walking?

- Yes, it is obvious, you should know this already reading diaries,

4. Important question - How covered are you with your insurance (from your employer) while doing LL? If you were to freak out and call 911 over some strange nerve pain and they run a bunch of tests would you have to pay out of pocket? If you (God forbid) fracture your nail while walking or climbing down stairs and they needed to replace your nail (not Dr D but some other surgeon near you) would it be covered by insurance? What about normal things like flu? I am asking because insurance providers don't tend to cover problems that arose due to LL. I am sure you would have done ample research as you are a very thorough individual. Please enlighten us.

- nobody can answer this question clearly, the only way to know is I think to find out when something happens, that is when you will know what insurance will do for you what it will not, it may also depend on many other actors i think ( e.g. kind of insurance, kind of issue faced, state you are n etc). I don' think ANYBODY can answer this question like that in black and white.

5. Has LL been more diffcult or easy as per your original expectations?

- Bcoz I wanted to work while doing this, fallen774 was my baseline. If I compare my experience verus his - mine has been much less physically painful than expected, but more mentally challenging and  than expected. He had so many pain challenges 911 call etc things - nothing for me,  but work wise I have been unable to do even 10% of my original pre-LL level work and can get fired, I rarely go to office and only do some work from home (I am sure there are rumours/bitching going on) , only think that may save me are - i) my manager is new and my ex manager had given me best performer rating to me before leaving so she may have a chat with me before firing, ii) I had deliberately started doing work from home months before LL so that it becomes normal in people's eyes that even if I am not in office they think I am working from home. But I am ready to get fired if it comes to that, in fact I already have other career plans. I don't know how fallen774 was able to go to work in wheelchair (with precise) and work just like that, maybe it is nature of work, mine is very stressful supply chain management work involves attending/hosting 100s of meetings. callls, 100s of devilries a day, answering 100s of emails a day, his was I believe more of a sole desk job writing code - I don't know - but for me I don't think you can do normal office work while doing LL.

My advice to anybody would be to follow Purushrottam's exmaple. Bring family members with you, it helps. and quit your job, LL is something that you want to devote your 100% to.

Thank you!
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