I completed my physical therapy and finally worked up the nerve to go back to the doctor for a follow up to my back/hip injury last year.
The news was as expected: Chronic daily pain for the rest of my life. It will never "get better".
I am trying new pain relief methods and seeing a new specialist to try and regain a greater range of motion and strength. But basically my left hip and leg will always be weaker and need daily exercises and stretches just to "keep up".
I am trying to look on the bright side. At least I have a leg to work with. I have adapted over the last year and can now manage daily tasks again.
Pain sucks however and to know it will never end. That is taking some time to come to terms with.
Good news is that I can't make it any worse so I can do anything I want physically. Bad news is the pain while doing those things can be horrific.
Anyways I will stop rambling now.