I am using a walker, I walked 30 minutes with stopping this morning. I figured out how to get in and out of the brace without help last night. That means I can get up in the night without waking anyone. It takes me longer to do it alone, but it really felt good to gain another inch of independence.
The first post discharge follow up with the Neurosurgeon is Monday morning. I will find out what the next step in the adventure is.