Hey - I suggested alternating the peas with the hot water bottle!!!
You hafta LISTEN Msolga!!!
Have you got two bags of frozen peas, msOlga?
If so - one can be heated, wrapped in a towel and applied to the painful area, while the other is reserved for cold packing. A kinesiologist I used to work with recommended having many bags of frozen peas (or corn) for just this purpose. Inexpensive, and easily compostable.
Beth is a genius!!!!