With two kids, this is a rare thing to say! And now, with the recent knee surgery, I am pretty happy about it.
Last night I decided not to sleep with the CPM machine. I spent close to 8 hours in it during the day, so I don’t think it will be a problem. I was told to advance 5-10 degrees per day, and I am doing much more than that without any pain and barely any sensation of stretching.
I did sleep with the brace on to prevent any accidental bumps or twists. With a bunch of pillows and more freedom, it was much easier to get comfortable.
In the end, I got a good night’s sleep. My calf still hurts a lot, but I think it will start to get better soon. I can see a lot more definition of my knee, so that means the swelling is going down. I’m curious to see what the next 4 or 5 days bring. I am optimistic, but I don’t expect it to be too dramatic.
Thanks “nurse”. Now that I have gone through the blood clot scare, I am getting daily shots. Zoe is being a true champ in giving them to me each morning. Thank you.
All of the attention that dad is getting seems to be getting to the girls. They have been going crazy recently. I think it is too much energy and a lack of attention. I just hope to gt better soon so I can help more.
This is the “wife”. I have to say that Steve has been a great patient. He follows directions for recovery very well and although he is looking quite bored at times, he is still keeping a positive attitude and pushing forward with his prescribed exercises, machine times and icing. One thing he should let go of is the stigma of being classified as needy or dependent if he asks for help. He is getting better at this. on the flip side, I think he will have a stronger recovery as he tries to do more day to day things, as long as he doesn’t push too hard or attempt to do things prematurely. I am not too concerned as I know that Steve’s goal as a recovery as close to 100% as possible. I am optimistic because I have faith in Dr. Behr and also in Steve; a best case scenario will prevail fir Steve.
Sidebar: Katerina is doing her best to combat Daddy’s boredom. They are having a tea party in bed while Daddy is on the CPM machine. The tea party is complete with a tea set, matching dishes, forks and cups… and also cupcakes! Enjoy…