I had a beautiful weekend.
After a short but very productive physical therapy session on Friday, I suddenly was able to walk without a limp. Jennifer said muscle fibers have memories and sometimes just need to be reminded how to do their job. It was like something out of a movie. One minute she was scrunching her nose up at me, saying "I don't like how that looks," and the next minute we're both grinning as I'm walking across the room just like a normal person.
So on Saturday, I dumped the crutch altogether! Walked around the house, went to the grocery store, went to a housewarming party, went up and down numerous sets of stairs, walked around downtown FoCo for some late-night drinks ... Life is good, life is good.
I'm still limping a bit, and there is pain in the hip area, but it's a good pain, a muscle pain. I've been getting all sorts of new sensations and pain as things get moving again, but I'm happy to be feeling it. I plan on using one crutch when going long distances, but I think I'll be off the walking aids much sooner than Dr. Mayo thought.
Still have the gnawing pain on the back side near my tailbone after sitting or lying for longer than five minutes. I'm growing more concerned about it ... not sure if it's a screw or what. No matter, today, though. Life just keeps getting better and better.