Time for an 11 week update! This week I've suddenly started going up the stairs normally as opposed to toddler style. I can do it without a crutch but definitely still holding (clutching?) handrails. Going down I'm more cautious at home, have been for a long time. I did manage going down some shallower steps normally when out and about though. . I'm also walking around more at home without any aids. Concentrating on not limping. And yes it's tiring but nice freedom. Those darn crutches get in the way and constantly fall down! Now for the not so good. I may have overdone things a bit yesterday in the veg patch. I carried 2 watering cans at the same time, thinking I'd be better balanced. Oops! . I figure they each weighed 15 pounds. That was after I cleared out some spent veg and planted in some new plug plants. Bending over, carrying, uh oh. Back and hip was killing me all evening! I took it easy and had a personal hydrotherapy session in our hot tub, but had a fitful night and this morning everything ached. I've popped paracetamol and am doing NOTHING today! Sigh. So as we feel better, we do more, and continually test exactly how healed we really are. Unfortunately the answer is often 'not as much as you think you are!!' Oh well, tomorrow is another day on the long and winding recovery road! Onward and upwards fellow hipsters.