rain and coldness seems to cause me more pain !

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   Posted 7/14/2011 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in canada,its been extreme rainy and cold this summer,which some how cause me more pain ,I have a few good days ,then days I do not get out of bed somedays ,seems I over do things,pain incresses or bad weather.I fall into bad pattern of not wanting to do anything in fear of causing more pain.I must break this behavior.Yes Iam in alot of pain ,but I force myself to do tasks,with my left arm.I have had to giveup so many activities, as driving my car ,Ionly go a few blocks! Its a relief to know in a few weeks Iwill be trying my 1st nerve blocker injection.I do want to go back to work oneday and not be afraid to drive ,or do tasks.Laying around the house inpain makes me feel so much like my life is on hold and the only thing to look forward to is dr.visits.I so much hope the planned injection helps with pain.Till then Ihave to stay motivated and push myself daily to get up out of bed and do what Ican. takecare  

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   Posted 7/14/2011 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sore I'm sorry that you're in so much pain. My pain is worse when it rains. I think most of us chronic pain patients have worse pain when it rains. I hope those injections help your pain, so you can do more of what you like. You take care. I hope you feel better really soon.

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   Posted 7/15/2011 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi sore, I happen to have an inside line with mother nature, I will request more sun and as much warmth as possible,  lol.  Rain and cold are the arch enemy of those of us with cp.
Nothing to due but hunker down, watch a good movies, have your heating pad ready, and of course the snacks to go with all of the above.
Please know I am not making light of your suffering, I know all to well what rain and cold due to me.  Or it doesnt have to be both, it can be one or the other.
Its actually summer in D.C. right now and let me say July and August in D.C., is a testament to what a person can withstand.  its 95+ and the humidity is 100%.  My sweat sweats.  Its that  bad.
Hoping Mother Nature heres me and sends you at least some sunshine.  Take care.
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   Posted 7/15/2011 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sore, sorry to hear the weather is not cooperating too well right now. i do understand what you are saying about the cold increasing your pain. I am in Texas and we are into two weeks of over 100 degree weather and its just plain too hot out. Of course the AC is running non-stop and its just killing my body. My shoulders really hurt with the AC so I wear a hoodie in the house. If I keep my shoulders covered I am ok. When I am in my car I have the AC blowing full blast with windows down and I know these Texans think I am nuts seeing that picture whiz by, lol.

Like Kathy my sweat sweats in the heat. My pain medication in my pump causes me to stay drenched all the time. I am not willing to change the meds in my pump even tho I sweat profusely because i do get good pain control.

I hope your weather straightens out soon so you won't be so miserable. You are right, pain or not we have to keep moving, staying idle is no good. Take care.
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   Posted 7/17/2011 1:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey sore~~

I live in the NW corner of the lower 48 states...in WA state... and we're having such a cold spring/summer. We get a few days of nice sunny weather and then, like yesterday and today, it clouds over very low, gets dark and rains endlessly. Even had some thunder and lightening with the rain today. The deal is here in WA state ~ you know it's winter when the rain is Cold and it's summer when the rain is Warm!..lol

We had plans this weekend to work outside on a large project and that requires no rain... Hey Nini, would you add western WA state to your list when you talk to Ms. Nature?

Are you on the western coast of Canada, sore? Our weather usually travels up the coast and BC/Vancouver/Victoria gets it next. In winter it reverses for our coldest weather. At least I don't have to set sprinklers out when we get this much rain. But my tomatoes are shivering and begging for some heat. With it we might as well prepare for green tomato relish and fried green tomatoes! At least we'll have LOTS of them....rolleyes

Warm hugs and take care, sore~
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   Posted 7/18/2011 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sore, I know what you mean. I've said this before and I'll say it again, I know we need rain, but I still hate it. You can always tell when it's raining where I live and you don't even have to look for my name, I'll be the one whining about how much I hate the rain. Good luck with your nerve block, I hope it helps.
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