So I had x-rays today, it was 3 months since the last ones and they looked disappointingly similar. Although I suppose the new bone looks a bit denser and smoother, there are still some gaps. But it's all going to plan and I don't need more x-rays until September. On the downside, the pain and aches are likely to be sticking around a few months or years (?!) more as the traumatised muscles and tissues 'settle down'.
I requested a referral for physiotherapy, which I can get at my local hospital in my home town. I have a card that says I require 'quads strengthening' so will make an appointment for that as soon as I can. I also mentioned to the doc that I have a bicycle, at which his eyes lit up and said 'that will be perfect'.
This evening I got said bicycle out of the garage and into the workshop (step 1). I pumped up the tyres and inspected the chain (step 2). I went to throw my leg over it - well when I say 'throw' it was more like gingerly manoevering (step 3) - ouch!! Hmm that hip flexion needs working on. Then I got off again (step 4), locked it away and went in for a cup of tea (step 5).
Definite progress *brushes off hands in satisfaction*