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Ice machine or ice bags
« on: March 14, 2014, 09:44:52 PM »
Ice bags
RBHR, Dr. Richard Sellers, 04 DEC 13


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Re: Ice machine or ice bags
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 01:05:03 AM »
If I had it to do over again...I'd save the $250 and use ice bags!
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Re: Ice machine or ice bags
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2014, 01:38:51 AM »
Ice bags.
Since my surgery I have used 2 ColPaC brand cold packs that I ordered from Amazon. They are made of black polyurethane 12.5" x 18.5" in size and made of a gel that remains pliable. They stay cold for several hours. (I put them in a flannel pillow case before using)
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Re: Ice machine or ice bags
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2014, 04:48:07 AM »
Polar care cooler ice machine. But since i just went bilateral i get to prorate the cost to two. I like the cooler a lot but it is my wonderful wife that fills it. If had to do myself i couldn't manage. Certainly not for the first week.
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Re: Ice machine or ice bags
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2014, 05:34:30 PM »
I liked having the Polar machine. I checked it in with the hospital staff before the surgery then woke up in the recovery room with it already attached. That said, the cost of a new one is outrageous. I got mine on ebay for about a third of the cost then resold it for less to another hippie getting ready for surgery a couple of months later.
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Re: Ice machine or ice bags
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 03:04:31 AM »
Thank-you all for your replies. 

My opinion, I am glad I didn't require one for recovery due to the fact that I was up and down quite a bit and I cannot imagine having to hook and unhook the ice machine. 

I wonder why some Dr's recommend it and others do not?  I keep thinking it might have something to do with having an epidural.  From what I've read in the posts, those who have had an epidural seem more likely than not to use ice machines ...just my hypothesis.
RBHR, Dr. Richard Sellers, 04 DEC 13


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Re: Ice machine or ice bags
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 09:31:52 PM »
Neither were necessary or prescribed.


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