Sunday, December 07, 2008

Cruel, Cruel Weather!!

I woke up to the sun shinely brightly in my bedroom today. It was a nice way to wake up, and the sun seemed so delightful. But that sun was very, very deceiving. Despite the fact it was peeking in and out of the clouds for much of the day, it was not warming whatsoever! Bad, deceitful sun!! This weekend has been so cold, and I haven't been out since Thursday afternoon. Tomorrow will still be in the 20s, but at least on Tuesday and Wednesday it'll be mini "heat wave." I'll be able to go to rehab on Tuesday, and maybe try to go for my xray and Walmart at some point on either day. Then, it'll be in the 20s for a couple days again!

Winter has been hard for me the last couple years, because the weather seems to be more bitterly cold than snowy, like when I was a kid. We had huge snowstorms at least twice a season when I was growing up. It didn't seem like it was very cold when I was little, either. Lately, temperatures in the 20s and low teens seem to be occurring more often, and huge snowfalls happen maybe once or twice. When it's that cold, I don't go out. When it's like that for days, I feel like I'm trapped! Last winter, I had pneumonia, and I really didn't want to go out there because I was sick, and it didn't matter too much. I've been doing pretty good lately, and now I just feel like I'm waiting for the weather to get better so I can go out and get some stuff done. It's really aggravating. And when it's bitter cold outside for days at a time, it's even more frustrating!

I bet you're thinking, "Why doesn't she move??" Well, I've been asked this question plenty of times by many people. I don't move because my family and friends are here. So are all my doctors, and although Cleveland is a few hours drive away to see my PH specialist, he still wouldn't be close if I moved further down south. And yes, I know there are PH specialists in warmer areas, but I really like mine! You really would think I'd be used to living in the cold weather, since I've lived here all my life, but moving anywhere warm isn't really an option. Not unless someone wanted to pay for all my bills in Hawaii. THEN I would move!! hehe

4 comments:

phtony said...

Lol @ Hawai - I've noticed a distinct change in my activities since dx as well with the cold weather - & some days I do feel trapped, but like in a bomb shelter I've installed all the goodies (plenty of books, movies, warm covers, dog food, humidifier, and peanut butter/jelly lol)

One thing I'll say: if it's gotta be cold then may as well bring the snow....I'm not goin' anywhere anyway lol

take care Colleen - if I ever hit the lottery (would help if I actually played it lol), I'll buy all us PH'rs a summer condo to spend the cold months in

take care,

T

Nancy said...

It's been cold here, too because the wind is blowing off of a snow bank somewhere. "Wind chill" is more important than the temperature on the thermometer here. Today a snow storm is predicted.

Stay indoors and stay warm

Cathy said...

Well.... Not like PHtony I do buy lotto tickets :)
Some day, some day I will hit it BIG.. I dont know what I will hit but I will, LOL
No, jk... when I do win I will buy u nice warm place :)
In the meantime try to keep as warm as possible.

Teddybear said...

Colleen I have been behind in reading sorry - I hope you have warmed up by now.

Where I live we got 10" of snow - today it was in the teens - by next they are saying the 40's. I have been wearing my PJ's lately can't go anywhere.

I hope you are doing okay! Love Deb.