Before the temperature got to the high of 91F today, I decided to turn on the swamp cooler. In just a couple of minutes I could feel the difference, and could lower the fan from high to low. I keep a couple of windows open in the kitchen and bedroom, and the living room in between has a nice flow of air. I'd take this over A/C any day, especially since there is no humidity to speak of, and just about a 4 hour window of hot weather where I even need the cooler running. Once the sun starts to go down I can turn it off until tomorrow afternoon.
I think I'm successfully off the meds - YAY! - even though I'm not totally "off" the pain. I can survive it all now, although gym exercise (beginning in another 3 weeks) and eating more will no doubt always be a problem. I will be glad when I can get back to the gym even though I'm no longer going to worry about an exercise program. My legs were looking so good and now there is just flab where the muscles used to be. It's kind of disheartening, but I want to just try to enjoy the physical effort and toned up muscles - not worry about how much I can carry or how far I can walk.
Now if I could just get excited about what to fix for supper when I'm still full from lunch!
COLD AND GETTING COLDER
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