Thanks for the Responses. It doesn't seem like there is any activity that provokes it. It is just a constant deep ache that radiates, and goes down mid thigh. It has been very rainy the last few days. I'm in Northwest Indiana. I decided to just stay on my pain meds until I see them in January. We're about an hour and a half from the Dr. so its not just someone I can run in and see. They're not very good about getting back to me either. I guess I'm just afraid that maybe this was all for nothing. And I'm sure all of you have had the same feelings! I think I've been pretty patient (the first 12 weeks anyway). Hopefully I'll find out more in January. Were you told not to take any anti inflammatories? I feel that is what I need, but they told me no advil, motrin etc. I guess they all have their own protocols they follow. So basically I'm on Vicoden. They gave me valium too, but I don't notice it does much unless its a day that I'm totally losing it! I had planned to go back to work in about a week. (I'm a nurse in oncology. But, theres no way thats going to happen. I'd probably last about 2 hours. I also do photography. I have been doing that since about 6 weeks post op. But thats intermittant, and I do my own scheduling, so its not like the nursing job. As far as the pain scale, I think mine is a little different.....................I think I would put smashing my fingers in a car door very close to childbirth!!!! I've been rating mine about a 6 the last few days. But actually I hate that scale. If the Dr. doesn't really know you personally that scale means nothing to me. Like you all said, everyone rates pain differently. My 6 may be your 2!!. Thanks again. Didn't mean to write a letter, but theres no one to talk to except someone thats had it done!