I broke my femur and my hip (bigger bones so longer healing process, although both of mine completely shattered istead of sticking out).
I was in surgery for 15 hours and in the hospital for four months. I got the clear start doing light exercises about mid-April (biking, swimming, etc) and got the "You can ride, just don't get bucked off" about mid-may.
I still DEFINITELY feel it - I can't ride for long. I have a hard time walking long distances still. I can't use a push mower for a long time. I get sore still sitting in a car for hours on end. I still can't jog because I feel it in throughout my bottom pins (through my femur above my knee, not in my hip) and, of all things, where they did traction (THAT is an interesting process!).
Even once the bones are healed, you're still going to feel it and probably have to do some physiotherapy.
So all in all it's been nine months since my accident and there's still a bunch of stuff I can't do - you'll probably heal quicker then I did just due to the size and type of bone - but it's going to be months. Listening to the surgeon was one of the toughest things (And, I admit, I didn't ALWAYS do it - I was walking without my walker/cane when I wasn't supposed to be - reason my some recurring pain??! Lol ) but they definitely know what they are talking about in this situtation. 6 months sound about accurate, with physio and all.
Happy healing! I was rather miserable for the first three months!