Tendon and Hamstring Lengthening Surgery

I think I was about four when I had my first major surgery. The surgery was a tendon / hamstring lengthening procedure. It worked. It has truly allowed for better range of motion. I don’t remember much from life before this but I do remember the chore it was to get me me to stand flat footed as before this I was on my tip toes that was my natural standing posture due to my spasticity.

With many hours of post opt therapies which included sleeping in a splint made from the cast to make sure that my legs stayed stretched so they would learn what the new normal would be. I hated sleeping in the cast it made the idea of sleeping awkward but you will be happy to know that my heels are now on the floor I am flat footed.

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook

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