I know I haven't had much to say recently, but basically because that's because not much has changed. I have worn the belt continuously, less time out for cleanings. I can say that it's become quite comfortable to wear the belt, I barely notice it in my daily life and sleeping is very comfortable.
Some of the lining is still coming apart, but it hasn't been much of an issue since the metal underneath is pretty smooth, so it hasn't been all that uncomfortable. I am going to try to re-attach the lining, one of the readers suggested the 3m auto weatherstripping tape, so I might run over to the auto part store and see if they carry it and give it a try. As for actually wearing the belt long term, longest I've gone was 9 or 10 days (depending on how you count it) without removal for any reason. Even with showers, the belt was getting kinda nasty, so I did need to take off for a good cleaning.