I am with you completely on this one. I HATE being cold. It is like an instant pain causer to me. And everywhere you go, restaurants, stores... it is always terrible. I never leave the house without a jacket, even in the dead of summer.
Lucky for me, my husband and Ileave the air off at home until we just can't stand it. I love it because I stay warm, and he loves it because we save money. We always open all the windows...and it feels good.
I really think we fibromites do better when warm, but not burning up. I always feel best when I am at just the right temperature for me.
My ex husband put this metal grate-thing over the thermostat because I was always turning it up. I didn't know I had fibro then and my kids always comment on pictures of me when they were little, draped in a blanket or wearing a coat in the summer time. Ex husbands...that's why they are ex. Moron...
I go from one extreme to the other. Much of the winter I'm dressed in layers in my house, all the while my DD is in shorts and a Tee. Sometimes I get so cold I start to shake and I have to lay down on my beloved heating pad turned on HIGH w/ my afghan over me before I feel warm. I always bring a jacket to the grocery store and when I could go to the movies I always brought a sweater or jacket, never wore shorts or flip flops. Brrr. I have my gloves on when I go out in the winter.
Come summer I get over heated ( not this yr so far ) I feel like I am smothering in my clothes. I can only wear my flops in the house, I need sneakers on for balance, so I need socks. I feel like I can't breathe w/ socks on. Yeah, I know it sounds stupid to me, too. Yesterday, we hit 70 - WOW, 1 whole day in a row. It has rained 19 days out of 20 so far and the temp is hard pressed to reach 60 much of the time. I'm starting to mold, as we speak.
Earlier this wk in a town in the northern part of our state they had about a ft of hail. They showed ppl shoveling it in their shorts and boots. Weird sight.
God bless. Alice.
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I am dying today due to the heat and the humidity!
When you talk for five minutes on the phone to someone you think is your son and it's one of your husband's students. Geez...he didn't want to mow my lawn.
Post Edited (vestabula) : 7/1/2009 3:51:54 PM (GMT-6)
Uh, Duh, Marlee...when I re-read my post even I thought I was nuts!