The worst thing about being immobile is the cold. My circulation is really struggling to keep me warm, my feet are icy cold even when wearing two pairs of socks and my hands ache with being so cold. I am not a sitting around person, I’m a doing things person and it seems that moving is the key to warmth. Pre-crutches if I was exceptionally cold while working on my laptop, I might go for a brisk ten minute walk, get the blood pumping around my body and then I’d feel warmer. I believe that being active everyday is a great boost for body warmth… is this why a lot of older people struggle with being cold?
The heating is on and I’m wrapped in blankets with a warming cup of peppermint tea dreaming of somewhere warm to rest up while my leg gets better… think I might go and sit in a lovely warm spa bath for an hour or so!