My surgeon won't use the active ice machines. She's had patients that have developed burns from improper use. I was given a shoulder ice cuff with two ice packs. The thing is huge, but I'm able to get ice exactly where I need it and it's worked beautifully.
I'm two weeks out post-surgery and down to ibuprofen for the pain, except after PT. Those nights, I need to take a Percocet to be able to sleep. I expect to taper off it completely in the next week or so. I've been getting therapeutic massage to deal with the strain of wearing the sling and to relax very sore muscles. I expect to make a full recovery. I am, however, looking at options for more shoulder padding to go under my Rockgardn pressure suit.
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