I need to vent.. sorry

A forum to talk about the general challenges of daily life with MS.

I need to vent.. sorry

Postby carolew » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:38 pm

I live in Ottawa , Ont. Canada...
Here, the weather has been affected by the global warming. We have more snow then I have ever seen. The weather is damp... everyday.... EVERYDAY It affects my ms and my joints. I am so fed up of learning how to walk every morning. I know, I should be happy cause I can still work and do so every day but I stumble and have near falls and scare everyone around me...
I need sunshine. I went south and came back to this white sh.... . I am so fed up... I know... there will be a summer and it will be too hot but the ice and snow scares me now..... ok,, that is enough whining... thanks for reading... Carole
User avatar
carolew
Family Elder
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: Ottawa, Ont. Canada

Advertisement

Postby jimmylegs » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:43 pm

heard about the crazy snowfall in ottawa. my friend emailed me to say my old parking spot was under 20 feet of it. ice and snow - scary surface to negotiate for sure.
User avatar
jimmylegs
Volunteer Moderator
 
Posts: 8944
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:00 pm

Common need to vent

Postby lyndacarol » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:30 pm

Carole, most of us understand the need to vent at times and have done it ourselves. Go ahead when necessary; we've been there.
User avatar
lyndacarol
Family Elder
 
Posts: 2225
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:00 pm

Postby cheerleader » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:53 pm

I'm so sorry, Carole! You have every right to vent...this winter has been simply miserable for you! Be careful on the ice.

I went to college in Rochester, NY and the great lake effect snow lasted from October -April. I wept with joy when the crocuses started peeking out of the ground. I wish you a springtime vision, soon!

And you're right about global warming changing the weather. It's going to affect so many of us in different ways. Been watching the flooding in the midwest and tornados in the states. Not good.

stay safe and warm,
AC
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
http://ccsviinms.blogspot.com
User avatar
cheerleader
Family Elder
 
Posts: 5015
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:00 pm
Location: southern California

Postby carolew » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:04 am

thanks all for your support, I know there is an end to this but where is it??? :evil:
User avatar
carolew
Family Elder
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: Ottawa, Ont. Canada

Postby dignan » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:54 am

Is it bothering you enough that you'd consider moving?
User avatar
dignan
Family Elder
 
Posts: 1608
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:00 pm

Postby Sharon » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:46 am

Carolew - Spring is on its way to you! I was feeling much the same as you - went to California for a few days --- came back to Denver, the snow has melted and my crocuses are blooming and my tulips are peeking through! What a delight :)

Sharon
User avatar
Sharon
Family Elder
 
Posts: 1235
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: Colorado

Postby carolew » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:06 pm

for Dignan, I will not move now but I am sure thinking of going elsewhere to retire. I am now 49yrs old... will work a few more years. Just might go somewhere where the weather is more predictable and less humid. .
Otherwise, I will become a snowbird.... Carole
User avatar
carolew
Family Elder
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: Ottawa, Ont. Canada

Postby carolew » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:07 pm

thanks Sharon... Carole
User avatar
carolew
Family Elder
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: Ottawa, Ont. Canada

Postby Loriyas » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:05 am

Carole
We have a lot of Canadians visiting during season-you could be one of them!
Many have jobs here for the winter then go back home when the weather breaks there. We would love to have you!
Lori
Loriyas
Family Elder
 
Posts: 583
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:00 pm
Location: Naples, FL

Postby carolew » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:47 am

How nice of you Lori. I have a job that I can't leave for 3 months and then come back to it.. unfortunately. I still have to explore many parts of Florida and I am sure thinking that I will retire there or close to there. So, I say, see you later, cause it just may happen!!!
User avatar
carolew
Family Elder
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: Ottawa, Ont. Canada

Postby amyb » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:51 am

Carole-- I say "vent vent vent" We all need a safe place to do that. I could relate to much of what you said. The too hot summer months are sooo difficult, but the cold and snowy conditions come with there own set of challenges. Here in Milwaukee, today, we are being buried in snow for the third or fourth time this winter. Irony is that today is the first full day of spring. :roll: So, yes, as much as I don't look forward to the heat, we all could use a break from winter.

Be good to yourself, and take care. Amy*
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." -Joseph Campbell
User avatar
amyb
Newbie
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:00 pm
Location: Wisconsin

Weather today

Postby lyndacarol » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:36 pm

And although amyb reports
Here in Milwaukee, today, we are being buried in snow for the third or fourth time this winter.
a few hundred miles to the south around Peoria, Illinois, it is sunny, 60 degrees, and we plan to grill steaks outside this evening for supper.

But it's spring--tomorrow rainy and 40.

The good weather MUST come to stay soon, mustn't it?
User avatar
lyndacarol
Family Elder
 
Posts: 2225
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:00 pm

Postby carolew » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:35 pm

thanks all,,, keep the faith... it is all we can do... take care all.. Carole
User avatar
carolew
Family Elder
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: Ottawa, Ont. Canada

Postby flipflopper » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:12 am

Living in Montreal, I have to say that I can relate to what you are saying Carole! I’ve never seen this much snow in one winter! But... warmer temperatures are just around the corner.
User avatar
flipflopper
Family Elder
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:00 pm

Next

Return to Daily Life

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users