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.