I’m positive that I am not the only one who feels pain differences depending on the weather around me.
Winter is a particularly hard season, as the weather here gets terrifyingly cold. My joints just seize up, my temperature regulation becomes a problem, and I just want to spend the entire time in bed, hibernating like a bear! Sadly, I can’t do that without feeling terribly unambitious. The heating pad definitely plays a high role in the winter, in addition to the pain medication I own.
The rain is another problem. My body ALWAYS lets me know when rain is coming. I can feel it everywhere – in my joints, in my muscles, and even in the slightest shift of air temperature. There is rarely a rainy day where I feel like leaving the house; instead, my worst days are usually the rainy days. Definitely the perfect time to curl up and zone out to a simple television show in the hopes of not moving and hurting.
I wish I could say that the summer works out much better for me, but the heat is worse than the cold. I get so hot that I feel like I can’t even breathe. Ice packs and cold face cloths are always covering me in the summer, unless I’m at the beach on the North Shore. I can’t wait for the day to come when I can afford to get air conditioning installed in this home!
There are beautiful temperatures in between though! I love so much of the Fall and Spring. Nothing like sitting outside on the porch and reading a good book (assuming my brain is working well enough to read…).
What about you ladies (and gents)? Which weather hurts your body the most? And the least? Do you find that it makes an actual difference in your health? What do you do to cope with the changes in weather?
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