I live in east central Illinois, we have a real varity of weather here, we can have brutally cold in the winter, and terrible hot in the summer, but usually either one does not last for an extrememly long time! When the weather really gets cold here, I always look up the weather they are having in Fairbanks Alaska, ( I spent four years up there in a previous life, when in the military) when I see the weather they are having up there, I feel so much better, and realize I do not have it bad here at all! I do still hope, that one day I will be able to move to a warmer climate ( at least in the winter) and near a military installation. But this winter will be spent here in Illinois. Like everything else in life, where you are and the type of weather and how it affects you, depends allot on yourself and what you make of it! I find comfort in checking the weather in other places that I have lived, and then remembering how that was........it puts things into prospective for me, and makes me realize how fortunate I really am with where I am at!
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!