For days now, I've been soooo cold and can't get any decent long-term warmth. Because I'm still fighting this blasted cold, I ocassionally get a hot flash and think I might have a fever spike, but most of the day, I'm just chilled to the bone.
Our weather here has changed to the normal Rocky Mountain autumn/winter weather - 45-50 degree days, some snowy and windy 35 degree days and always cold nights. I wear a long sleeved t-shirt, my lounge pants, thick sock and slippers all covered with my fleece robe which keeps me somewhat warm, but I'm constantly just chilled so deep down inside that I can't get it to go away. It hurts my joints, my muscles tighten up, it makes me tired fighting it and the pain is getting bad because of this. A hot, hot shower helps in the short-term, but not long-term. Oh, how I wish for a hot tub right now ("C", can I come over?), but I think I might pickle myself and hubby would come home to a prune.
It's not a circulation problem as I'm moving around most of the day and it doesn't help. I think I need to live in a hot water body suit.
I have to wonder if it's my hardware that gets cold and they just act like ice cubes, chilling me from the inside out (I have one anteriorly in my cervial and one posteriorly in my lumbar). On top of it all, I can't find my newest heating pad, which isn't one of those wonderful infrared ones, but I'd love one of those. Today it's going to be 56 degrees and I'm hoping it's warm enough to go outside, sit in a chair in the sun and read a book and get toasty, but I'm not sure 56 is warm enough to get rid of this deep seated chill.
Do any of you have this happening to you now that the days are getting colder? Please tell me it's not just me...