I've noticed some trouble walking since surgery. I don't feel balanced and tend to walk slow. Perhaps I should not think of what is inside, all that stiff fixation, and just let my body figure out a new natural rhythm? I had full fusion with pelvic fixation. To those with pelvic fixation, did you have any trouble figuring out a new way to walk? Before surgery, my physical therapist determined that I needed a lift in one shoe. But he wasn't sure if surgery would correct that or not so I didn't get the lift. He also said I would need to be measured to get the correct lift. It's not much, perhaps 1/4". Also, I haven't swung my right arm for years while walking because it hung too much in front of my body. Now my right arm is freer to swing but I haven't tried walking fast.
Now that I am three and a half months into recovery, I noticed that I can not stand with both feet flat on the floor without discomfort in my fixed pelvis because it's no longer able to tip. I will wait and walk for a couple more weeks just to make sure I'm not favoring one leg because of a tenderness from the surgery.
By the way, those who said the fourth month was a big change were right. Even from the very first week of the fourth month - Wow! The improvement is leaping forward! Thank you for posting things like that. In the third month, I looked forward to that magical fourth month and I was not disappointed. Thank you!