I went back to see Dr. B today. Riley was super bummed that the big Christmas tree in the waiting room was gone, but the lady at the front desk gave her a clipboard to draw on. She was verrrrrrrry busy. She was working and working! It was adorable. She has forever dubbed Dr. B's nurse "nice lady" which she doesn't mind at all. Nice lady took her to get stickers and a lollipop as soon as we were in a room. Her sticker this time was a doctor stick man with clothes and accessories. That was super fun to stick to the paper on her clipboard. My mom made a comment about Riley growing up in doctor's offices "just like mommy" I really hope not.
I sincerely hope that she barely remembers all these surgeries and doctor visits. I hope this is a phase of life that passes soon for the sake of myself and my children. I need another 10yr (at least) break from all this crap. Fingers crossed, breath held, determined face on.
We got a new X-ray and Dr. B says the bone are solid again. Full weigh bearing is permissible now as much as tolerated. He wrote me a prescription for out patient physical therapy. Which was expected. Then he said "Well, was it worth it?". I told him I'd let him know when I got back to my former level of activity/mobility. It always hurts less when you do less, you know? In the recent past I declared a surgery a success before I was moving too much and I was incorrect. He agreed that it was a little soon to know for sure, but that he too was optimistic.
I don't have to go back until April! I'll have turned 30 and been legally married by then. Woah. Hopefully, I'll be able to definitely say it was worth it by then.