I just came home from sunny warm Florida this weekend to an unexpected cold snap in the old Tennessee Valley. Brrrrrr. Not a fan.
I know heat aggravates most MS'ers but cold weather is my personal nemesis. It makes my muscles tighten and makes my body hurt. Like brittle snap hurt.
So, fall/winter are not my fav seasons physically. Luckily with my shiny new attitude this week (I'm sure will be gone by Friday) I am taking a couple of hot yoga classes which really make my muscles smile and then it's couch/resty time (curse you fatigue) with my favorite heating blanket and Netflix.
I know this is only the beginning of cold weather but I will do everything not to let it touch me. And if I look like a layered bag lady then so be it.
After my diagnosis 5 years ago MS has been a re-learning of my own body. MY body. My own body that I knew so well. And now I don't.
But that's ok. I'm getting the hang of the "new" me. I don't try and push through the pain, fatigue, numbness. It will only bite me in the ass and put me in bed for days. I store up my energy. Use it when it is most important.