It been a few months since I’ve posted so......update. I wish I could say everything is great. It’s been almost 10 months since my surgery. Honestly, at the 4 and 5 month mark, Everything was going pretty good. Didn’t have any pain. I was kayaking almost every day. Looking forward to going back to UPS. It seems like I’m regressing now though. When I try to stand up, it’s quite painful in my operation[right) leg. It’s VERY painful if I’m down on my left knee and try to stand up. Painful to the point I have to hold on to something for assistance. My hip flexor is still weak. Walking up hill is difficult. I went back to work for a few days and it was pitiful. Hurt myself and now back out of work. Full disclosure.....I have a small herniation in my L5 S1 lumbar that I’ve dealt with since before my hip surgery. When I’m climbing steps, standing up, standing from 1 knee, I can feel the back along with the hip. I can’t tell if the back is causing the leg pain/weakness or not. I just know that when one hurts, so does the other. But the pain in my leg is in the joint area and going down the side of leg and even in the quad. I went back to the hip surgeon. They took X-ray and said it looked good. They did recognize the weakness and just told me if it didn’t improve to come back in 3 months and they’d do an MRI. I’ve also been to neurologist who says my back herniation is not bad enough for a microdiscectomy. I do have symptoms of sciatica that come and go also. I’m leaning towards my back being the problem but the pain all around the hip and quad when trying to stand kinda worries me about the hip. Who has ideas?