Feeling the cold

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!

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5 comments on “Feeling the cold”
  1. Invisibly Me says:

    I struggle a lot with the cold (well, any time it’s less than roasting hot I seem to be cold, it gets my hands/feet/arms) so I empathise and I’m sorry you’re having to be so freezing because it really can be very miserable. Blankets, warm drinks, hot water bottle are must haves! Stay as warm as possible xxxx

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    1. Karen says:

      Been blasting the central heating today so not as bad, still cold hands! It’s not fun xx

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    1. Karen says:

      Thank you, I just need to get back to being mobile! x

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