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Dear God, I hurt

I expect it's the incredibly rapid change in weather and temperature wreaking havoc on my joints, but it hasn't been this bad in a long time.  Of course, the weather doesn't usually change this quickly.  But right now my knees and ankles feel like I've just hiked over many miles of uneven terrain.

I'd kill for a hot tub right now.  Maybe someday.  But for right now, I hurt.

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golden_meliades
Jan. 29th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
I highly recommend hot tubs. We have one and we NEVER use our tub. Showers are more sanitary anyway when it comes to actually CLEANING yourself, and they use less water. With a hot tub you fill it once and the water is treated, so you don't waste it like you do with tub water. So I suppose if the hot tub was a cheaper end one and you used it until it wore right out, it might even save money. Maybe. (I don't know how much water bills run nor do I know how much hot tubs cost, heh.)
kls_eloise
Jan. 29th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
I've loved other people's, and we've always intended to get one. We've even already got outdoor electrical. Unfortunately they run to four figures, and there are other things more pressing - like the need to have the boiler flue relined, and the tree service in to cut them back from the house.

Sigh.

Maybe in 2011... But we're DEFINITELY getting one.
golden_meliades
Jan. 29th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Could you get one with financing? I don't know if that's a good option or not, but it seems to be offered on some of the hot tub places I've looked at online. (Maybe they charge interest. That seems likely. Interest is not a happy thing.)
kls_eloise
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
It depends on the dealer. If they do a "x months, no payment, no interest" deal, I'll be all over it. The trick to those is to make sure to pay it off a month ahead of time. Then you've essentially just gotten to play with their money instead of yours. I've bought the snow blower, the refrigerator, the couch, and the air conditioning system that way. I just try to plan it so that I'm only working on paying off one of those things at any given time.

That'll be worth exploring. But we've just got too many big dollar things that need *fixing* for this coming year. And I don't hurt like this very often, luckily.
golden_meliades
Jan. 29th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
PS: Maybe one of these suggestions would provide a little relief: http://www.natural-homeremedies.com/homeremedies_jointpain.htm
golden_meliades
Jan. 29th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
I don't know if it mentions it, but a plain old bath with plain old epsom salts is supposed to be good for joint pain.
kls_eloise
Jan. 29th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
It's never done much for me - standard bathtubs really only allow you to submerge a few inches, and I just end up feeling damp and cold. :-/
kls_eloise
Jan. 29th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
My virus firewall *really* doesn't like that site for some reason. I'll look around some other places though.
kamau_d_lyon
Jan. 29th, 2010 12:01 pm (UTC)
I do hope that you'll be feeling better before too long. The weather certainly can play havoc with our bodies in any number of ways.
kls_eloise
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
This morning is better - the front passed through, and my knees no longer hate me. I had terrible issues with aches and pressure systems in my 20's, but it went away in my 30's. I wonder if I'm alternating decades?
pippagrey
Feb. 1st, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
I think the appropriate thought is "Growing old isn't for wimps, but it sure beats the alternative".

I've found that if I cut out most of my sugar intake, my joint pain isnt' anywhere near as bad. And of course loosing mumble-mumble pounds would help the knees and hips at the very least.
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