How do you keep warm ?
Posted 23 October 2008 - 09:46 AM
Christy - A friend bought me a silk vest a birthday present to keep me warm - It really does work well as a first layer. I'm also think of getting some silk long johns to wear under trousers.
I realise what a sad turn my life has taken as I now get more excited looking at catalogues of electric blankets, thermal underwear and fleecy slippers, than any other type of catalogue!
Omaeva- I too have l learnt to put gloves on before I leave the house - If I wait until my hands are cold the gloves just seem to seal the cold in rather than warming them up.
Craig- Air conditioning is not such a problem here in the UK, although more places are starting to have it installed. Unfortunately one of the places that does have it is the clinic where I go for my outpatient appointments consequently I always have blue fingers when I go into see the doctor.
Posted 23 October 2008 - 02:10 PM
I have to keep all the gas shut off in my house as even the pilot lights give me migraines, and electric heaters blow my circuit breakers so I am really in the COLD!!!! Granted I live in the San Francisco area not in Alaska but it still gets a little snow on my hill and gets into the 20's at night both indoors and outdoors. Thank goodness I have my kitty and bunnies to keep me warm.
Oh, and 3 pairs of socks at night is a must!
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Has anyone tried it?
Posted 25 October 2008 - 09:54 PM
Yes, I have tried the heatbands...but I can't wear them because they go around your wrist and my skin is too tender and they annoy me.
Posted 26 October 2008 - 03:28 AM
My favorites have already been touched on - electric heating blankets in most used rooms, chemical heaters for hands, pockets and toes, and something to warm the wrists.
* I have a series of large heating pads with auto-shutoff by favorite chairs, couch and bed. Also, I found a little plastic device at an assisted living website to attach to the plug which makes it so much easier and less painful to plug the cords in/out.
* Chemical heaters are must for me, even in the summer when I get caught out unexpectedly in the air conditioning.
* I haven't tried the heat bands lately; Rather, I am always putting a cut-off trouser sock on my wrists for warmth, to keep the breeze off, and to hold the chemical warmer when needed.
One last thing, though. I am sure to talk to my doctor when getting cold becomes too bad. He's adjusted my medications for the Raynauds and is watching the anemia closely - which has been contributing to my "chill" lately.
Posted 26 October 2008 - 04:10 AM
Your post couldn't have come at a better time, with the weather getting cold over here. I have what I call a bean bag. It's about 14in. x 8in. filled with great smelling herbs and beans. I put it in the microwave for 1 1/2 min., not more than 2 min and it comes out really toasty. I put my hands on it or tuck it under my blanket and get cozy on the sofa. I use it for my feet, neck, shoulders, even my head. My sister bought it for me at the mall. It stays toasty for a good half hour but it does the trick!
I have a cat too. Sometimes while I'm lounging, she'll crawl up on my chest, get into a comfortable position and fall asleep. I don't mind cause she's soft and warm.