Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer is My Favorite Season

I always look forward to summer. The flowers are blooming, trees fully leaved, and the days nice and warm. Perhaps it is the warmth I look forward to the most.

Heat helps my joints feel better. The lack of shivering also gives my muscles a chance to heal from the damage of winter. I can exercise more because I feel better, which, in turn, makes me feel even better.

I haven't had a major joint episode since my elbow last year, though my left shoulder gave me a scare about a month ago. Luckily, since it is getting warmer, I can exercise the joint more and strengthen it before I have a full dislocation.

I'm looking forward to my next visit with my EDS specialist. I have several new oddities that I want to discus with him to find out if they are EDS related. One is an occasional extreme headache, not a migraine but seriously painful, that is occurring about once every 2 months. The other is a bizarre hive-like rash that will occasionally appear and disappear a few hours later. I am wondering if my skin allergies are related to EDS (since my skin is very much a result of EDS) and if there is anything I can do besides live in a hypoallergenic bubble :)

Now, to go enjoy exercising in the warming weather and get these joints of mine ready for next winter!