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Old 12-11-2003, 05:27 AM   #1
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I hope everyone is having a decent day. Notice I didn't say great because that is really a slap in the face for some of us.

My doctor gave me the best ice idea I have ever tried.
Take a hand towel and put in water and a little rubbing alcohol. Fold to fit in a large Ziploc bag. Seal the bag and freeze.

This allows a smooth surface to lay on and larger than a bag of peas and more comfortable than the ice corset.
I am not sure what the rubbing alcohol does but it's worth a try.

Hope this provides someone with a little relief.
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Old 12-11-2003, 09:27 AM   #2
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Re: great ice idea

[QUOTE=ltedeschi][COLOR=RoyalBlue]


I hope everyone is having a decent day. Notice I didn't say great because that is really a slap in the face for some of us.

My doctor gave me the best ice idea I have ever tried.
Take a hand towel and put in water and a little rubbing alcohol. Fold to fit in a large Ziploc bag. Seal the bag and freeze.

This allows a smooth surface to lay on and larger than a bag of peas and more comfortable than the ice corset.
I am not sure what the rubbing alcohol does but it's worth a try.

Hope this provides someone with a little relief. [/QUOTE]
Thanks for the GREAT advise! It makes sense! I have been sleeping with an ice gel pack but it is uncomfortable because of the big buldge of gel! This will be much better for me. Dont know what the rubbing alcohol does either but hey, I am not going to try it without it!!!

 
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Old 12-11-2003, 11:07 AM   #3
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Re: great ice idea

Just a guess, but wonder if the rubbing alcohol lets the towel get icy cold without freezing solid, therefore remaining somewhat flexible?
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Old 12-11-2003, 11:12 AM   #4
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Re: great ice idea

[QUOTE=carol632]Just a guess, but wonder if the rubbing alcohol lets the towel get icy cold without freezing solid, therefore remaining somewhat flexible?
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You just may be right! Making the towel sort of flexible like a gel pack! I am willing to try this procedure! Will let you know!

 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:32 AM   #5
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Re: great ice idea

I haven't tried without alcohol but I do know its better than gel packs or peas LOL
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Old 12-11-2003, 11:33 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=ltedeschi]I haven't tried without alcohol but I do know its better than gel packs or peas LOL[/QUOTE]
I think anything is better than peas or gel packs!

 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:35 AM   #7
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Re: great ice idea

One is the comfort but better yet is the size of the area you can ice at one time.
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Old 12-11-2003, 11:38 AM   #8
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Re: great ice idea

Do you use gallon zip lock bags?

 
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