Still, I'm down to only one crutch now, being used mainly as a cane and only in a few cases. My back still hurts a lot, and getting up from bed is still a challenge. I have to roll over on my side and push myself up with my arms because I don't have enough power in my back to lever myself upright otherwise. Slow and steady progress, that's all.
I won't miss this back brace, that's for sure.