Yikes! I started on the heating pad yesterday. Front part is ice in the back part is heating pad. I must say that the pain has gotten worse as the days go by but I’m thinking that’s all the healing taking place. And I’m more active. How are you doing?You sound great! Yep, your body will pretty much tell you what it needs. Mine, at present, is telling me it wants to sit in a heating pad. And that is precisely what I am doing. Those reachers are godsends, aren’t they? If it weren’t so long, I‘d figure out how to make a holster for it so it was always where I was!
Oh I’m still on the walker for sure!!! I’ve not attempted with the cane...Oh, jeez, you've got one of THOSE! Day 8 I was still on the walker! Couldn’t imagine walking outside! But I expect they get used to their patients' meltdowns. If all else fails, could always whomp her upside the head with your cane! Feel better, do what feels right. If your body says ice and elevate, that’s what you have to do!
If you had an injury - 20 minutes would be prescribed. But you are recovering from major surgery. Ice for 45-60 minutes each session. 20 minutes does nothing!PT wants me only to ice 20 mins then off