I have hit a wall. I am 7 mths. post op. I can keep my walking at 2 miles in the a.m. 1 mile in the p.m but any time I try any low grade core stuff or even increased chores, I flare up for a 10 day stretch...have 6-8 good days if I am reeeealllly careful and then do it again. I have a really tight muscle in my lower right butt cheek. It gets tighter after I've taken my walk. I take Narco & Valium every 5 hrs. on the button and now Motrin 600 twice a day. Can't sit for more than 10 min. and I can't sleep on my hip-lots of pressure. I called the doc, he said this isn't the norm at 7 mths. Instructed me to take the previous meds. and have an appt. Dec. 30th and mentioned that it could be hip tendoitis, I've had my SI rotate in the past but now that it is fuse to L4 & L5, can that still happen? Or is it my piriformis riled up for no good reason? Anybody experience something similar-anybody get relief from anything in particular??