Over the next week I am getting stronger because of the exercises. Since I cannot perform the side leg lift, Joe gave me an easier exercise called 'the clam' that will eventually strengthen the hip abductor muscles. Over the week I start to reap the rewards from performing the clam as I can now move my leg in a proper side leg lift, not a great deal and not for long but it's a start.
Today week 6, I had another visit to see my Consultant and unlike last time when I saw a stand-in, today I got to see my Consultant who said that my hip has started to heal well but it's not time yet to start walking on it, not yet anyway but I can put a little weight through it which is great news.
I did find out something interesting though about my arm, he had said previously that bits of bone from my ulna was missing and today he expanded on that and told me that a large chunk of bone had been nuked in the fall and was only good for the bin also the only thing holding my bones fixed in the right orientation was the metal plate and screws and it will take time for the 'gap' in my bone as he called it to heal. It's amazing how the bones heal, here's a wiki on the process with an excellent x-ray showing how the bones reach out to each other to 'callus'. My Consultant also said the clicking in my elbow is the break in my radius bone setting slightly out of shape, come back in a year and if it's still a problem I can have it shaved.
So that's it, that's where I'm up to right now...