Sickle Cell & Cold

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Today I was asked a question by a friend, “Which do you like better, hot or cold?” My answer was a vehement HOT! Not just because it’s so miserable being cold but mainly because when I’m cold for a period of time (like more than 20 minutes), I put myself at a higher risk of getting pain.

This is unfortunately why I don’t do anything that drops my core body temperature. Stuff like dancing in the rain, kissing in the rain or even getting in the ocean will make my joints hurt like crazy shortly therafter. Sometimes, it doesn’t even take 20 minutes, I can feel the cold start seeping in from a walk through the chilly snow to my house and I know I’m going to hurt!

So I invest in lots of thermals, thick socks, gloves, scarves, coats and layered outfits. I rarely go out in the winter with just a sweater and jacket, I have to have some leggings and tights on as well, and if I have any even leg warmers. For some reason my top half feels fine, it’s the extremities that do me in.

Dress warmly peoples—it’s hella cold out there.

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  1. Thanks for valuable info.I want to know what will be the best measure for me to live with sickle cell trait & ankylosing spondylitis .

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