Oh man!! There is some bad ju-ju going around. I'm sorry to hear about your mishap. I was the second guy to respond to your original post in this thread. I said, "my hip is fine now." Well, it's not. I just broke the femoral neck on the same side, in a fall while skiing. I'm having a bit of a rough time recovering, but my issue sounds a lot less severe than yours. In a month I should be well on my way to normal activity. Feel better soon! Hopefully your patients' guardians won't be put off when the see the state you're in :eek1 I sure hope your cycling friend is buying the beer for the next, oh, twenty years or so.