Hi @orange I think I was able to get my leg off the bed on my own before you have but I don't think you are unusual. Mine just 'happened' one day and then I didn't look back. As for the lower back ache I think thats pretty normal because you aren't yet walking properly. If you are anything like me using one crutch can make your back worse because I tended to lean over to the side of the crutch. I'm not suggesting that you do away with the crutch but just try to walk as tall and up straight as you can.