I am currently addicted to hopping. I hop all over the place. A few times, I have put full weight on my operated-side (right) leg. It actually seemed to hurt my knee worse than my hip. Probably a sign that I need to do more strengthening exercises. I cannot wait until I am taught how to walk with one crutch. Once I can do that I'll probably stop hopping so much. It just feels so damn good to be able to move around with things in my hands that I can't stop hopping, even though it sometimes ends in me putting weight on my weak leg on accident.
My appetite seems to be returning. Another girl who had the same kind of operation I did said that her doctor told her he wouldn't take her pins out, they'd just be left in. My surgeon is one of the best in the world, so I totally trust him when he says my screws should come out, but I'll ask him what the difference is between taking them out and leaving them in when I see him next. Personally, I'd rather have them out, since a) I haven't taken care of this scar at all and a new one with lots of treatment might look better and b) it just sits better with me knowing that only bone and tissue is in my joint, and not big pieces of metal. The procedure sounds easy enough to get through and heal from (awake for the whole thing, 3 days on crutches). And I'd rather not set off airport x-rays. :)