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Discussion in 'In the News' started by Ken Anderson, Oct 28, 2016.
I'd rather be cold than hot.
It is extreme weather temps coming and going that my body does not seem to like or adjust well to. If the cold weather would just even out and stay pretty level all winter then my body would have an easier time adjusting. But these up and down temps throw my whole body thermometer out of whack and make me feel miserable.
I don't seem to notice temp changes. My husband did though.
There's no real cause to when I have pain and when I don't. I am sore after PT but never the next day but the day after that and that's been a pattern.
In researching the topic, I found out that high elevations and much lower humidity than is here, is much better for any kind of arthritis pain. I also read that some Seniors, who are visiting any of the mountain States, completely lose any arthritis pain they had where they live. Cold weather can affect arthritis pain, but low elevations and high humidity affect arthritis pain much, much more. Neither of us experienced any arthritis pain during the winters we lived in Colorado at 6,000 feet. Since it's been 10 years since we lived on The Front Range, we'll see.
My brother in law lives in Colorado and he has some arthritis, I'm not sure what elevation they're at but he's only 57.
I just talked to my brother and SIL who live just out of Savannah , GA. They got about an inch of snow then sleet and freezing rain forming a sheet of ice and then another three inches of snow. That's practically unheard of there. The last time they had any snow at all was 1998.
Could this be Global Warming?
@Ken Anderson ... maybe you should buy a ride on mower and a huge flat screen TV.
Yeah, I don't think that would have worked on our storm, though. Besides, an actual snowblower would make more sense for me to have than a riding lawnmower.
I was just kidding.
It's warm and raining today. I think we're having an Elizabeth Warren summer.
The snow is all down here in the South, @Ken Anderson . We don’t like it and I would be quite happy for you to have it back up north where snow belongs.
We started out the day around 60, and now it is trying hard to spit out those little snow bullets at us, and it is below freezing and going down fast.
It's going to be 72 here tomorrow and 73 on Sunday ...too hot now.
Quite a lot of our snow has melted and is still melting. It's going to be awfully slippery once the temperatures get low enough.
After a couple of days of warm weather and rain, followed by zero and below-zero degree temperatures, our snow pack is frozen over and I can walk anywhere on the snow without falling through, since the melted snow turned to water, which has frozen over. It is very cold today, but we're supposed to be in the 40s this weekend. It would be nice if it lasted long enough to rid us of our snow, but probably we'll just get another thick layer of ice.
I'd much rather have snow than the ice we got with it overnight.
We are COLD here this morning, but will be even COLDER tomorrow AM. There are a number of folks here that actually like this pretty cold weather. Heck, I've seen young folks here wearing thongs, t-shirt and shorts with the temperature at 45 degrees. Absolutely NUTS to me, but then again, I'm not their age.
This weekend we will have a warm-up, which will be awfully nice.
I went to the store yesterday in flip flops and a teeshirt (pants too, I swear I was wearing pants). Unlikely to freeze to death between my house and the car or the car to the store, my only worry would be about breaking down en route. I would hate to have to walk home wearing flip flops in zero degree temperatures.
After being in the medical field for as many years as you were, why on earth would you dress like this?? We are how old now and can catch a cold or flu how easy at this age?
Oh well, as the old saying goes, "to each their own" (I guess).
That's mostly an old wives tale...you won't catch a cold or flu from wearing shorts in colder weather.
The kids here dress mostly in shorts all year...only a few days that I see them wearing long pants.
Still, that's kids wearing those clothes..........not Seniors. Our immune system isn't nearly as good as theirs, plus, at our age, we are definitely smarter.
Yeah, people catch colds and the flu more often in the winter because they spend more time indoors, often with people who may be infectious, not from the temperatures. There is that indirect relationship, however, in that they are indoors because it's cold outside. The only danger I am placing myself in by wearing flip flop and a teeshirt would by hypothermia or frostbite, which could be a reality if the car were to break down.
Ok, Case closed. You win! LOL
Leaving home in flip flops and a teeshirt is still not the smartest thing in the world, however. If I were to break down, get stuck in the snow, or even have a flat tire, changing a tire or waiting for AAA in flip flops, during zero degree temperatures, would not do my toes or my feet any good.