I LOVE living in Florida! It did take me a couple of summers to get used to the heat but, actually, if you are hot, it's your own fault! Everything is air conditioned and many people have pools and there always the water surrounding our peninsula. I won't swim in fresh water here because of the possibility of gators. But I do live two miles from a state park with a small fresh water lake that is fed from underground streams. There are no alligators in that. It has a lovely beach too. A lot of developments have a pool for the development.
I now look forward to summers because I'm am in my pool. In the evening it does cool down somewhat but I prefer the air conditioning because of humidity. *****Summer lasts around four months. That gives me eight months of gorgeous weather!
My pain is less here because of the warmth and the activity! I can walk any day of the year. We have flowers all year 'round and that makes me happy and lifts my mood....the same with the sun. I used to live in Cleveland. I do love Cleveland but I never realized I suffered from light deprivation until I moved here! I was house-bound from late October to late April. It was cold, icy, snowy, or rainy during those months. That's seven months of getting very little sunshine or exercise. The average days of sunlight in Cleveland in January is three days! So, I'm just happier with no depression because my serotonin levels are higher here. Depression can add to your pain.
Remember, everyone is different. Im sure you will hear from others. I'm glad you are enjoying our weather. Hope this helps.
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7