Sorry for the pain, but that's about the schedule. The doctors use a numbing agent inside that tends to wear off about the six week mark. That may account for some of the increased pain levels that you are experiencing.
Also, the better you feel, the more active you become. The more active you becomes, the more it will cause the nerves and muscles to work and to flare up. They have been traumatized and you are putting them to work again. It will take time for them to settle down and remember that they have jobs that they need to do. ( i assume that everything in my body has it's own individual brain and feelings.
). If you think you are doing too much, back off a little bit and see if that helps. Try alternating hot and cold packs and see if that helps. The hot tub does wonders for me....
The pain going down both legs sounds like nerve pain...if it doesn't let up you might want to ask for one of the nerve pain meds to settle it down.
Hang in there. We've been there, it will get better....[/COLOR]