So, I’ve switched to a standing desk at home. I did some mild googling and saw some things that were really expensive, some creative DIY that combined parts from IKEA, and a wide range of stuff in-between.
What I ended up doing was taking some shelves from the cabinets in the kitchen that were too high for use to use anyway, and a couple cardboard boxes that I was keeping in my closet, and a few small books for precise height scaling of my keyboard+mouse :p. Ta-da, $0 DIY standing desk. No complaints so far, and no mysterous back/neck/shoulder pain of yore. hooray :)