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zuffa27

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Hi all! Surgery set for September 21 and trying to get what I need in order to heal the best way. Does anyone have suggestions on Cold therapy ice machines? I've seen some by Berg but figured I'd reach out to the community. Thanks everyone!
 

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Hello! I think this link just may be very helpful to you.




Congratulations on setting your surgery date.. I found that to be one of the hardest decisions to make.
then everything because a little easier, mentally.
 

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I got a used Ossur ice machine, and then filkled out water bottles and froze those and use those as "ice" with water around them. Extremely convenient in the first few weeks ... I didn't need it for long and after a few weeks, I just transitioned to an occasional ice therapy pad. With the machine, I could ice on and off all day without having to add more bottles of ice. No going back and forth to the freezer or sending someone back and forth to the freezer to get an ice pack or to put a pack back to freeze again.

I was happy to get the Ossur, because I'm kinda paranoid and I wanted to err on the side of ultra convenience. The machine is now packed away in my basement. For me the machine (not particularly the brand by the way-I'm not saying Ossur was special) brought convenience and lessened fear and anxiety. Which was worth substantial dollars to me even though the machine ended up in the basement in not too long.
 

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I second the Ossur, and second the frozen water bottles. I never buy water bottles, but purchased a 12 pack before my date, and saved them. I had 12 bottles frozen, and rotated 4 at a time.

I found a website that had reviewed ice machines, and the only negative I remember is that they said the Ossur hip pad wasn't quite as big as the other competitor (possibly Breg). I found that the hip pad worked fine for me.

The ice machine and my new recliner were the best purchases.
 

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mine is a Breg polar pack and it was a parting gift for being a contestant in the THR game. They gave me one each time when I left the hospital.
 
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Hahaha that's awesome! Thanks everyone for the helpful suggestions
 

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Hello,
Hope you’re all ready, set, go for Monday.
We’ll be here ready to cheer you on once you’re healing on the bright side.
Please join us in the Hip Recovery Area when you’re home and resting comfortably.
All the best to you!
@zuffa27
 
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Thank you! I think I'm all set and once surgery day comes I'll be sure to jump into post op area and share my experiences. Thanks again!
 

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Best wishes for a successful surgery and a smooth pain controlled recovery. See you on the shiny (recovery) side when you are able to post.
 

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:wave:Sending healing hugs in advance @zuffa27
See you on the healing side!!!

Bye bye hip pain.:tada:
 

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