congrats on the good news re: your hip!
Co-workers are the worst for me..... I'm in my 40's and had someone say "Aren't you a little old for this now?"......... Awkward silence.....
I hated the boot, had a 4 yr. Old trip, fall and roll over my foot and ankle, crush injury but I did ride, just walked around the neighborhood w/ it!!
Sad thing is, my hubby is mostly supportive of riding but has had 2 horses fall w/ or on him in his 5 yrs riding, poor guy! What are the odds? 3 wks ago, a new mare we got to be a trail horse for him put him in the hospital for 2 days, severe concussion-not wearing a helmet..... she was anxious to get going at the beginning of a ride, started scooting backwards, tripped on her heels, sat down and her body kept going backwards over onto him...... sigh.........
Hope you feel better really soon!