I did the same. For the short time you may need to ice or even if you have to for a long time at least you don't have a machine to store . These are compact. In my case I had to ice for about three weeks.. Others of course have a different path.I bought a 6 pack of gel ice packs and rotated throughout the day. They are small, flat and freeze quickly.
He didn’t call back. The pustule appears stable, so I’ll wait until Monday, continuing hot compresses. If it doesn’t reabsorb or drain , I’ll see a GP Monday.Mutwa,
Glad you are in touch with your surgeon, if you are not satisfied with the response, call your GP or dermatologist.
Went to urgent care when it looked like the dressing needed a change. Turned out that the dressing could go on a few more days, but got the pustule lanced, and chatted about constipation.Constipation is a challenge for most of us, opioids slow down out intestines.
Here is an article in the library that may help.
Constipation and stool softeners
Caution on cutting back pain medications, be sure you have adequate pain control in theses early days. Finding a balance can be challenging.
I was give oxycontin for pain, it stopped me up completely. I asked to be switched to Norco, it made a big difference.
Glad you have a plan for your pustule, if you are concerned, urgent care is a good option.