I'm on my 6th month of using a standup desk. I waited a bit before writing this so I wasn't on my high horse writing about something then abandoning it after a month. First a little history… several years ago I injured by back pretty bad playing ice hockey and was bed ridden for weeks. The pain lasted almost a full year before I could do normal things again. Turned out it was a ruptured disk in my back and limited what I could/couldn't do going forward. I've also had a desk job programming since I was 18 years old (now 35) so that wasn't helping. Since then I've had ongoing back pain while working and sitting all day.Several months ago I saw a post on hacker news that kind of just woke me up. I've always wanted to try a fancy standing desk but didn't want to invest the money if I wasn't going to use it. The post was here: http://gregschlom.com/post/4555981908/standing-desk It woke me up to the fact I could just use a freaking chair or some boxes to start out with and didn't have to wait for anything, and that day that's exactly what I did. I threw a chair up on a desk and used my laptop on there for the rest of the afternoon. The chair was kind of inconvenient with wobbling and other issues, so I threw a set of drawers upside down and away I went. Here's the first picture I took of my new set up. It's crude but worked!