Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
UGH! My arthritis is really giving me hell today (and yesterday). Sudden changes in temperature, or extremes in temperature, make even the simplest of tasks almost impossible... If you'd asked me five years ago, I'd never have guessed that I'd be almost crippled in hot or cold weather before I hit 25, or that it would have started at 20. Ah well, all I can do is continue my stretches, and do the best I can.
It did make yesterday's water changes hellish for me though. Normally I can carry the buckets of water in and out of my room without too much issue, only a manageable amount of pain, but yesterday it was like asking me to carry another person... I could barely do it. It was frustrating more than anything, because as it's got worse, I feel more and more determined to just get things done, because I'm not ready to stop doing things myself.
Anyway, the cool change has come, and despite it wreaking more havoc with my back pain, it is blissful to not feel like I'm even sweating from the eyeballs. I'm sure my boys are happy too. After yesterday I have resolved to keep a bottle of pre-treated water in the fridge in case of stupid-hot days like yesterday, to keep the boys at a good temperature. They're all doing fine, as their temperature never reached the upper limit of what is considered safe, but I was very worried for a time.
I think I'll take some photos of Falkor today. I haven't taken any of him since his tail-biting incident and I feel a little bad for it. Part of it may have been that I felt so bad for him, and felt guilty for some stupid reason. I know I couldn't have foreseen it, because I'm still not sure of the cause, but I still feel at fault that my baby has mutilated himself, y'know?