We said goodbye to hubby's dearly beloved ice machine yesterday. Over the past six weeks we've been running it many times each day and it's become part of our daily lives. We were told by hubby's surgeon, his surgeon's assistants and more than a few perfect strangers(!) that icing often is the best thing we could do to speed recovery. So, we've been icing as often as possible, and it is with great sadness that we had to return the high-tech ice machine. We still need to ice, but our current "device" is not nearly as elegant, nor as effective. The high-tech machine wasn't the most beautiful thing to look at, but it worked well and it delivered high-pressure icy coldness to the parts that needed it. It will be missed.
The crutches, on the other hand, we can't wait to get rid of. They will not be missed, and not simply because they are still with us.