Yesterday we finished lengthening!
I am glad that lengthening is over because it is hard to turn some of the struts, and sometimes it hurts.
The last week has been very very hard. I have been tired and sore because my nerves and muscles and skin have stretched as far as they can. I have been able to feel the stretch with each millimeter for the last few days. We had to slow down and take some extra rest days, but we made it.
We lengthened for 41 days, so now I have to heal for 82 days. During this time the bone will grow together and harden. It has felt like a really long time. 82 days sounds like a long time too so I am hoping it is faster than it sounds.
Mr Walsh said he would like me to start walking with no crutches as soon as I can. I am managing to walk around the house with only one crutch. I will see him again in four weeks and Mum’s goal is to get me walking without any crutches into his office.
Everyone says it is going to get much easier from today as my leg is not stretching anymore.