I had posted a couple weeks ago about flare ups. It turns out that I am not having flare ups. I have ovarian cyst that is causing some of my low back pain. I wish this would all go away. I get some good news and then some bad news. I had a MRI on my hip to see if the bone is strong enough to do the resurfacing and the good news it is but the bad news is that they found the cyst. I really hope this don't delay the hip surgery. I don't know if the cyst is causing all of the low back pain because the more I limp the more I feel it. Who knows. I guess I just will have to wait and see. The low back pain is really confusion it can be from so many different causes. I have moderate DDD with facet arthrosis at all of the lower 3 levels, this ovarian cyst, disc herniation, scar tissue from all of my previous back surgeries, or just muscle issues from limping. WHO KNOW? I am sorry I just need to vent. This year has been terrible.