Starting to feel more and more confident I will get almost all of my game back including distance once I am back to 100% this summer.
That's great news and gives me something positive to focus on as I have gone from 115 to 100 ss over the past few years simply because I can't clear my left hip anymore due to the FAI / OA so am pretty much side on at impact and coming over the top, so pure handspeed. Am scheduled to go for more Xrays in June as a fallback to see how things may have regressed, but crunchtime will come before then as have been pretty inactive over the Winter, just hitting a few balls at the range. I find walking OK and hitting a few shots OK, but the combo of hitting shots and walking 18 can be the killer, especially if you get a few downhill lies on the way round as getting through onto that left side is not great at all, just like Kenwiggins noted.
I can also empaphise with what you say about having to get up if you sit at a table for too long. Ordinarily I am scheduled to be in your neck of the woods around May time for an annual trip to play TPC / We Ko Pa / Troon / Grayhawk / Quintero but have held off at the moment live in the UK and it's an 11 hour flight I'm not sure I can make.
Just wondered f you ever tried a cortisone shot? - was interested to read Kenwiggins say he didn't realise how much pain he had until it was gone after the shot and am thinking about giving it a go to see if that will give me a few months pain free (and make the trip) but have also read there can be some negatives so it's not a slam dunk try to nothing!
Thanks again for sharing your progress and hope it keeps going well for you