I am five weeks out now. My walking has improved considerably. I am wearing a bone growth stimulator 12 hours a day (I can't sleep with it cause the dame thing disconnects and the alarm goes off and wakes me up), wearing a Velcro brace. I gave up the walker, I take the cane when I go outside to steady myself if I should feel unsteady. also indicates to others "WATCH OUT, I'm disabled". Totally off morphine, vicodin. Taking Ultraset only if I really need to, trying to control the aches and discomfort with Tylenol. My left thigh is still numb with sensitivity nd some muscle tightness. Tomorrow I start physical therapy to see if they can help it along. My back feels good except early in the morning when I first get up, really stiff and achy. Hot showers really help. I am doing better mentally after having a meltdown last week, just crying and feeling depressed after going through this a third time. I guess that happens. Trying to keep busy, reading, downloaded music on my Ipod, hooking a rug, TV, Netflix. I try to get out and walk every day but the darn ice and snow makes it difficult. Incisions mostly healed, side incision looks a little worse (need to watch this for a few days). Still wearing loose clothes, gym, sweat pants, loose tops, gave up on underwear, just too tight. So, in summary, I feel that I am doing fairly well at this point. I know some patients are still in pain at 5 weeks, so I consider myself lucky in that respect.