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…..