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Jolien

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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #124 on: June 04, 2019, 05:36:26 PM »

Your gait looks pretty good to me only 3 weeks after frame removal. Now I hope you recover well.

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« Reply #125 on: June 04, 2019, 05:38:06 PM »

Jolien how many months did you stay-in Athens?

Where did you stay?

Ans this garden you are walking in is in the hospital or where exactly?

& what is thesus center??

 I stayed there for 3 months
The garden was at the rooftop of the revalidation centre called Theseus.

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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #126 on: June 05, 2019, 03:20:21 AM »

Hey Jolien

That’s awesome to hear that there a roof top garden.

I'm been trying to decide if I should chose Dr. Giotikas to do my CLL on my femur with stryde.

Have you meet any of his patient during your stay in Athens that has done internal Precice 2.2 or Stryde on the femur or tibia?

If so, how were they, did their surgery went ok?

Thanks
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« Reply #127 on: June 10, 2019, 07:38:20 AM »

Hey Jolien

That’s awesome to hear that there a roof top garden.

I'm been trying to decide if I should chose Dr. Giotikas to do my CLL on my femur with stryde.

Have you meet any of his patient during your stay in Athens that has done internal Precice 2.2 or Stryde on the femur or tibia?

If so, how were they, did their surgery went ok?

Thanks

I did, they all reacted different but overall I think they all will be fine in the near future. :-D
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #128 on: June 10, 2019, 07:43:59 AM »

Hello, could you post a photo of your scars at this moment ? i want to see how they look

Dear,

I uploaded some pictures of my scars on my word google doc.

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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #129 on: June 10, 2019, 03:03:36 PM »

Dear,

I uploaded some pictures of my scars on my word google doc.

Kind regards

Great diary, Jolien.  I reviewed the Google Docs area and you have provided excellent material and information for future Tibia Lengthening patients.  Based on your walk; you are well on your way to recovery.  Proportions for Femur/Tibia look wonderful. 

Best wishes and in advance, congratulations on a successful recovery!
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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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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #130 on: June 10, 2019, 03:17:56 PM »

Yeah best diary by a landslide
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« Reply #131 on: June 10, 2019, 07:13:48 PM »

Great diary, Jolien.  I reviewed the Google Docs area and you have provided excellent material and information for future Tibia Lengthening patients.  Based on your walk; you are well on your way to recovery.  Proportions for Femur/Tibia look wonderful. 

Best wishes and in advance, congratulations on a successful recovery!

Thank you so much!! I wish you the best as well!
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #132 on: June 11, 2019, 11:36:29 AM »

Im honestly very impressed with Dr. Giotikas.
hoping to see many more great diaries on him on this forum.

You had one of the best recoveries ive seen on this forum Jolien. Very informative diary as well.
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« Reply #133 on: June 11, 2019, 04:36:28 PM »

Im honestly very impressed with Dr. Giotikas.
hoping to see many more great diaries on him on this forum.

You had one of the best recoveries ive seen on this forum Jolien. Very informative diary as well.

Thank you!

Kind regards

Jolien
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« Reply #134 on: June 11, 2019, 10:42:07 PM »

You're walk is already very good.
Dr Giotikas looks to be a major player in this field in the near future.
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« Reply #135 on: June 11, 2019, 10:48:48 PM »

I feel like Jolien deserves more credit for the fast recovery than Giotikas
It is the most organized diary and Jolien was very focused on PT
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« Reply #136 on: June 12, 2019, 10:15:50 AM »

I feel like Jolien deserves more credit for the fast recovery than Giotikas
It is the most organized diary and Jolien was very focused on PT

This is a very interesting topic actually. And I certainly dont wanne take credits away from Dr. Giotikas, but I think the recovery speed dependens on the flexibility you are born with (I was very flexible) and the amount of time you stretch and do excercices which also depends on the coaching you get (where Dr. Giotikas was certainly part of). I lived in so much fear because I lied to all my friends and family about this so I couldnt afford anything going wrong and I really didnt want to go back home disabled. So I just pushed through because I was terrified as f*ck hahah.

I think the more dedication you have the better results you will get; you are gonna take more care of your pinsites, you are gonna workout more consistently, you are gonna push through the pain more and focus on the progress instead of the pain and exhaustement. Because after all, the surgeon only puts your nail and/or frame on, all the rest is up to you.


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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #137 on: June 12, 2019, 05:47:57 PM »

This is a very interesting topic actually. And I certainly dont wanne take credits away from Dr. Giotikas, but I think the recovery speed dependens on the flexibility you are born with (I was very flexible) and the amount of time you stretch and do excercices which also depends on the coaching you get (where Dr. Giotikas was certainly part of). I lived in so much fear because I lied to all my friends and family about this so I couldnt afford anything going wrong and I really didnt want to go back home disabled. So I just pushed through because I was terrified as f*ck hahah.

I think the more dedication you have the better results you will get; you are gonna take more care of your pinsites, you are gonna workout more consistently, you are gonna push through the pain more and focus on the progress instead of the pain and exhaustement. Because after all, the surgeon only puts your nail and/or frame on, all the rest is up to you.


Kind regards

Jolien



You mentioned you spent 6k on complications, may I ask what complications?

Also that’s a lot on scar revision, I’m not a hairy person except for my legs so good thing for me that will definitely cover up the scars lol
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #138 on: June 12, 2019, 08:18:28 PM »



You mentioned you spent 6k on complications, may I ask what complications?

Also that’s a lot on scar revision, I’m not a hairy person except for my legs so good thing for me that will definitely cover up the scars lol

No I saved 6K for potential complications. I didnt spend anything in real life.

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« Reply #139 on: June 12, 2019, 10:07:05 PM »

Also Jolien looks very skinny; maybe this helps with recovery

Jolien, did you do blood tests for Vitamin D before surgery? Did you take any supplements to speed up recovery?
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« Reply #140 on: June 13, 2019, 03:07:14 PM »

Also Jolien looks very skinny; maybe this helps with recovery

Jolien, did you do blood tests for Vitamin D before surgery? Did you take any supplements to speed up recovery?

I actually recommend to be keep a little more reserve. Because I was so skinny I had to push even more to get all my excercises and walking done every day. Also if something would happen like a pneumonia or an osteomyelitis I would have been in severe trouble. So I think in contrary, it is better to be a little more fatty.

They test your blood before surgery and if you have a deficiency you get supplements. For me it was Iron. I'm now taking calcium still.

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Jolien
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