Yes you are not the only one wearing a hoodie around the house when it is ninty plus degrees outside. But you are right, about turning the AC temp up is not an option! I do not take the heat very well at all !!! and I try and keep the temp inside at 68 or 69 degrees all the time. But my theromstat ( inside me) does not always work that wel. If it is warmer that 70 or 71 in the house, I start sweating something fierce and I am miserable. But with it being colder in the house I often will go from being hot to cold, and back and forth depending on what I am doing, and when I get cold I will often find my hands will really hurt back and sometimes if I get to cold I find that I will sometime start shivering and that often sets off the laryngeal spasms ( gag reflex) . There seems to be no happy medium for me, and I will have a sweater or preferably a hoodie, stetting around the house, so when I do start feeling chilled I have one handy to put on! But as much as I do not care for the heat outside, I find that winter is still much much harder to cope with!!. I can get by in the summer as long as I have AC, I have found to heip curb the high electric bills, I have went to using primarily all LED light bulbs, although they are very expensive, to buy ( I look for sales on them) I have found they will save allot of electricty and have lowered my electric bill allot! As they use only just a fraction of the electricty, compared to even the flourscent bulbs that everyone is now pushing, and there is no hazzard to their disposal or if they break! Anyway I share your concerns, I know this new place I am renting it has an electric range and also ( heaven forbid) an electric water heater. So I am doing everything I can to cut down on my electric useage, but I will not cut down on my use of the Air Conditioning!
May we all find ways to cope with our pain comfort in the warm months ahead!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!
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