Hello everyone, I am finding some of my experiences re: signals in some areas in my body extremely challenging. When it comes to my hips, I do not know when is TMS and when is sheer surgery rehab symptoms. I have a double impingement in my left hip, my operated foot has a plate and 7 screws and have a double surgery in my right hip. Tomorrow will be 2 months ever since I had the foot and hip operations. Today I went shopping. I was walking like a Japanese Geisha using 'tiny wee' steps. I could not walk normally, my right foot did not allow me. I told myself 'no, I won't take notice' but it did not work. A few days ago I was walking normally. Now I cannot do my typical long steps. When I went to do the groceries' shopping, thank God for the trolley, I threw my body weight on the trolley and was almost carried by it through the isles of the grocery store. I felt like a kid playing with the trolley! The bones at the top of foot (the operated foot) were excruciating. Two days ago and yesterday too my operated foot swelled up. The physio prescribed icing and elevating my foot. It is winter here degrees below '0' and I have my foot in a bucket of ice 4 times a day . I managed to bring the swelling down in my foot but had to go on anti-inflammatory medication. My left hip was also highly symptomatic. I felt like yelling my lungs out in frustration. I thought TMS and then I thought...how about if this is just the surgery post effects and the fact that an impingement can interfere with the movement of the left hip? I am so confused!!! I confess...I had to reach for analgesics because I was to the point of tears Today is not a brilliant day, tomorrow will be better. Thank you for reading.