Things are a bit up in the air at the moment. I reported to the doctor that I had pain in my hip since I began bearing weight on my left leg. He did an X-ray and said that he thought it might be caused by early stage arthritis, despite no history of arthritis in my family. I called bullshit and he had me go for an MRI. Then he told me I probably have a stress fracture in my hip and that I should get back on the crutches. He said he’d consult with a radiologist and call me to follow up. This was two weeks ago, and my disability period ends again tomorrow. No call back so far. I called and left a message for the doctor’s assistant. This will be the 6th time I’ve had to beg them to take action to prevent my being fired from work. Also, as I’ve had no pain in my hip since my last doctor visit, I’ve started walking normally without the crutches. I don’t think the ortho doctor knows what he’s talking about. I think he’s backpedaling because he doesn’t know what’s going on. I think the pain I was experiencing was just caused by sore soft tissue; because I can walk completely normally now with no pain at all, and have been able to for a week now.

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