Well, today was my first check up post surgery and it went well. The PA for the doc was the one who saw me and removed my staples. We then talked about what restrictions I have and the fact that pain can't be my guide for what I can do. I have no pain at all right now, except my butt from sitting around so much. The pa just looked at me like I was crazy and didn't know what to say to me. She said she has never had anybody not have pain so she didn't know what to do. She said I need to use common sense, and that bending the screws is the one thing that will ruin the surgery so I need to be careful.
I am on crutches until 6 weeks, then one crutch or a cane until 8 weeks when I see the surgeon for an xray for bone healing. My only restrictions are no more than 50% weight on my leg until 6 weeks, no driving for 4 weeks, and no jacking my leg around in weird directions. I am allowed to bend down to pick stuff up, bend over to shower and shave my legs (though I do that on a shower seat for balance), and I don't have to wear the hose anymore. All in all, I am happy with how I am doing. It was just so funny seeing the pa's face when she heard I have no pain, and my only complaint was a heat rash from the hose. I will add pics of the post op x rays somewhere on this blog, and will update again soon.