hi there - i think i remember you posting , i too was recoveing from a stress fracture of my hip - im glad your back running again but i think you probably overdid that outside run - ive started running again on the treadmill - my surgeons advice - and he said to me that when i do decide to run outdoors again (on road) to do a 1/4 of what you are doing on the treadmill eg 4miles treadmill, 1 mile road. the impact surface is less kinder to our bodies outside and we must build it up gradually - thats how i ended up with this damned stress fracture - road running too much too soon.
i hope this helps to reassure you.
i too have missed the running so much its great to be back but like you am carefully paranoidly aware of any niggle, posture, pain,
ive seen some device that clips all of the shoelaces in place - it irritates the hell out of me when ive carefully tucked my laces in my trainers - then halfway through my run i get a lace flicking my leg. its really annoying.
is there anyone who knows what this device is called - i think im getting OCD about my laces. lol
i had a spondylolisthesis l4/5 - and awful leg pain/sensations from the nerve compression - i had a spinal fusion op. at that level - the surgeon managed to prang my l5 nerve root with one of the screws - i had to have another op 6 weeks after to release that screw from my nerve root. 3 years later - i have nerve damage in my left leg from all the years of back/leg pain nerve compression when nothing was done about my condition. i also have some nerve damage in my right leg - caused by the surgery - however, i have to say that this is all minor compared to the pain and instability in my back before - i have taken up jogging 18 months ago, and am loving it, with not much back or leg pain, i did the great south run last year. im now recovering from a stress fracture neck of femur - unlucky eh?
your situation is really tricky because there are so many uncertainties, and the ultimate decision is yours - i would not have done anything differently if i had to choose again.