Thanks for your notes and please excuse any typos etc I make because I am not on top of my game.
The surgeon botched the first attempt to remove a big kidney stone a few weeks ago. (hit a 'bleeder' and I almost bit the big one.) I was in the OR for several hours, so there is no telling what went on. I know I felt like I'd been bit by a Sherman tank.
Anyway, this last Tues he 'went in' again, and this time got the darn thing, but, I suppose because of going through two operations in a cpl of weeks, I am having a lot of trouble.
Before being released from the hospital Thur a nurse said she heard something in my chest that she didn't like. Well, it's now hard for me to breath and it burns when I enhale deeply.
So, basically, I feel like that damn Sherman backed over me.
Re. the hot/cold therapy:
Because of the layered padding in our units, which are designed to retain the heat, one can apply a cold pack - or even better, a zip lock bag of crushed ice from the frig (put a hand towel under it) - then strap our Pouch on top. The cold will be retained for over an hour... which, of course, is too long (frost bite). Oh yeah. Don't plug it in. :)
You can also get moist heat if you place a wet towel under the unit. As you know, moist heat penetrates more deeply than dry heat.
With all that said... one of our board members - a nuclear physicist, Sandia Lab guy - is working on a process that will allow us to offer a unit that one can simply turn a switch to produce COLD, or turn it the other way and produce HEAT. Pretty exciting stuff, huh.
THANK YOU again for caring.
That's the best therapy around,