Regarding your comment about standing versus walking, I have always wondered why it was so painful to stand still, whereas walking was no problem. You'd expect that walking might cause jarring and cause more pain than standing. One of the greatest joys of being post op is the ability to stand for as long as I want, without pain. What a huge difference that makes to daily life.
Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
Osteotomies and Laminectomies
Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free