On the 19th of February had a 4 level fusion from L4 -S1, and fixed my flat back syndrome. My buttocks, hips and thighs are so sore. I can't sit for very long, walk for 10 minutes at max. Is this normal, they want me weaned off my meds in another 10 days. Will somethings get better once my staples are removed? Any help or reassurance will do.