degenerative disc disease, Disability, fibromyalgia, Hypermobility

“You Must Be Feeling SOOOOOO Much Better In This Weather!!”

It’s been the hottest day of the year in some parts of Britain today.  I’m not sure whether this has been the case in Lancaster, UK, where I have spent most of today, but it certainly felt like it to me.

Today I have been to a wedding, which was very nice (I wish my sister in law and her husband all the best).  It’s been a lovely day, the sun is shining, there isn’t a cloud in the sky… But I’m sat here praying for a thunderstorm.

People automatically assume that people with illnesses like mine suffer during cold weather, and feel better in warm weather.  But this isn’t always the case.  I love winter.  Cold weather doesn’t affect me, and up until I started using a walking stick, I loved snow.  In hot weather, I feel like death warmed up.  I can’t control my temperature, and I hurt all over.  At least when it’s cold you can put more on.  there is only so much I can take off to keep cool before I get arrested for indecent exposure and trust me, you do not want to see that.   Right now, I am

a) Praying for a thunderstorm

or

b) Wanting to emigrate to the Arctic Circle

The next person who says I must be feeling better in this hot weather better be able to out run me (tbh it’s not hard).

Now please excuse me whilst I go and find a chest freezer to lie in.

degenerative disc disease, Disability, fibromyalgia, Hypermobility, Mobility Issues, My Life

Things About Having Chronic Illness That Can Be Worse Than The Illness.

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1 – The Well Meaning Person That Ends Up Mortified

There is an older lady in my local charity shop that has been there for years. I don’t know her name, but she’s always been nice and chatty whenever I go in. I lived in a different village for a while, so I didn’t get over often and she’s not seen me much until I moved back to my home town six months ago. I’ve used a walking stick for a while now, but she hadn’t seen me regularly for a long while, and yesterday, when I went to see if I could find any bargains, she asked me if my ‘injury’ would take much longer to heal. And that’s when my heart sank, and I have to do one of the worst things to do with my disability.

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Caving, degenerative disc disease, Disability, fibromyalgia, Hypermobility, Mobility Issues, Yorkshire

What a Difference 6 Years Makes

I’m not sure about other people, but I kind of enjoy the Facebook Memories thing that pops up each day to show you what you posted about on the day since you joined.  Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes I find I cringe a bit about what I’d posted, and very occasionally it makes me kind of sad.

This photo appeared in my memories today.

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