Fibromyalgia and Frigid Weather

Basically… the two don’t mix.  Luckily, with a positive attitude just about anything goes.

Today was incredibly cold here in my hometown.  It was so cold it almost became humorous listening to myself sing myself a pep talk.  “It’s a beautiful morning.  I think I’ll go outside for a while and smile.  Take in some of that [cold,] fresh air and…”  You may laugh… but you know what?  It worked.  By the time I got to work I was in awe of the beautiful snow.  I was refreshed by my walk through the parking lot.  And I was SUPER grateful for the heat in my office (which I normally find to be rather insufficient).  It was a great way to start the day.

The end of the day was a bit less energizing.  Check out how bundled I am… even now, after I’ve been home for 5 hours:

I've got a turtleneck, a turtleneck sweater, and a scarf. Indoors.

I've got a turtleneck, a turtleneck sweater, and a scarf. Indoors.

G’night fibrofolks.  Take care of yourself and your fibromyalgia during your winter weather.  And remember, there’s no reason it can’t be fun and refreshing.

P.S. I suggest you not choose a day like today to prove to yourself you can walk a long distance.

3 Responses

  • alyssa on January 16, 2009, 03:12:13

    Today’s weather really was something else! My joints hurt so bad today!!! (and I don’t even have fibro:)

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  • Rochelle on January 16, 2009, 08:51:49

    Hee hee – very true!! I was in sooooo much pain yesterday and definitely today again. It’s -20 right now in Chicagoland without the wind chill!!! Brrrrrr. I hurt so bad. But you’re right, focus on the positives, walk short distances, bundle up, and enjoy what you can. Thanks for sharing!!

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  • K8 on January 19, 2009, 22:14:29

    The cold is awful on my joints. Especially when you mix in a few warm days. Nature’s indecision can be a real pain…

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