I went in for surgery yesterday (some major dangerous invasive ones that were going to lessen my ability to walk) and my specialist shows up in the waiting room after taking some x-rays. He says go home, all the gaps sealed up but a little crack in the femur and it'll close over. THANK YOU GOD, I was dreading that surgery since ten months ago. In only four months gaps of more than an inch closed over and compressed down on the implants to the point where they'll heal over soon. Man what a relief. Thanks everyone for your support and to the other guy recovering just take it easy, get out in the sun take your calcium and b vitamins. And if you need ANY more surgery get a second and third opinion. If I had let me horrible doctor they gave me at Gwinnett Medical do what he swore up and down he had to do, that leg wouldn't even work much anymore. Doctors are not god and I just proved it. They wanted to remove my rod (called a nail) BORE out my bone and open up my hip, bore that out and install YET ANOTHER one that was stiffer. That would have done my walking in. BUT now looks like everything's a-ok.