I don't have $250 to rent an ice machine, as my insurance (Regence BCBSO) won't pay for the rental...but they will pay for the CPM. go figure. Two years ago, they paid for the ice machine, which I used for a week. Are insurance getting miserly with their pay these days? But I did end up taking home this gel pak (2 big gel packs and a velcro thingy to wrap around the knee) and hope that the insurance will pay for that. I'm just P'O'd that I can't get a machine that would make a difference in how I recover from surgery. Anyone ever ran into this kind of thing, and how it's resolved?