For those of you that have any form of achy joints, no matter what the reason (age, injury etc) you know what people mean when they say they can feel rain coming, or how it feels when the air is really cold and dry. I’ve known that feeling for years now, especially the rain portion- and most recently the cold. Since my body is a party of pain always, the weather has made little effect thus far. My main cause of chagrin in cold weather for the past 3 years has been the fact that my body turns purple and little frost nip ulcers pop up all over my fingers and toes (boo).
GAME CHANGER: this current winter weather we’re experiencing has prooved the long list of Doctors that I’ve seen over about a 5 year period that have so cheerily predicted that I was in for a “world of pain” in the future if my bones and joints continued on the same path. Laughed at them I did (particularly the one that mentioned the word wheelchair…), what silly gooses they were. Sure I had a little ache 24/7 but I was growing (supposedly), I was new to working out and I thought it was normal. As the years went on the ache grew, to the point where my joints often felt like they were bleeding and simply brushing my clothes against me would make me cry out a little bit. These days I’m used to it- it’s not basically a routine for my back to go numb at some point during the day, my knees pop and I can feel my ribs twist a little so the tendons/ligament running across them pop over the ends. Starting on Thursday, as the colder weather neared my back and hips started to scream. like on fire. my shoulders, knees, neck and elbows followed suit. For the past 3 days I’ve been living in a little personal flame ball and it is terrible.
For those that are all super excited about snow and days off of work (which aren’t even a thing, so shut up)- you suck and if you like cold weather so much go to a real cold climate state or country mkay?
ps I do agree it’s really pretty though.
❤ your personal dry ice that is so cold I’m burning.