I Wanna Be a Snow Bird


It’s 18 degrees F. and snowing in KY.  And sleeting.  HATING it!  I’m not ready for winter.  I did NOT get the memo and I formally request a do-over!!  Note that I have had zero success with my demands.

Winter is cold & I don’t like it.  Once upon a time it didn’t fill my mind with angst. However, now that I have health issues & joint problems, it is a real problem.  Cold weather = stiffness & pain.

Overall, I’m managing and will continue to do so.  I won’t enjoy it though & I hate having to find sneaky ways to cover up being ‘less able’ to do normal things.  Oftentimes, when I drop something, I can’t bend or squat to pick it up.  That one’s tough to play off if someone sees me.  I can’t open containers I normally use.  Either I ask for help or use one of my handy openers.  I like handy devices!  Sometimes I can’t turn my door knob or open my car door without great creativity; I also have trouble connecting IV tubing at work & a few other things.  So far I manage well, but cold weather makes it worse-dang it!

Most times, I managed well with heat, stretching & light weights, plus Tylenol (no NSAIDS for me!).  I save the heavy-duty pain medication for “hard times”, after everything else has failed.  At that point, I just go  to bed.

Anyway….Someplace warm and slightly tropical would be GREAT!!   Oh, to day dream…..

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