I remember being a kid and loving the summer! Not because school was out, but the heat itself did not really bother me. That changed in my late teens, early 20's. I started to not like the heat AT ALL! I just couldn't tolerate it. Years later, I still dread the summers. But I am hoping with going through topical steroid withdrawal, that I will soon enjoy the summer days again. I had a glimpse of that today.
Today started off as bad as the others - grabbed my ice this morning, wrapped it around my neck, and got ready for another painful day. Well, I started feeling slightly better through the morning. The swelling and pain decreased dramatically. I shut the AC off and opened the windows. I then went to work and was able to tolerate the heat all day - hit almost 90 degrees out today and it was about 80 degrees inside. The kids were the ones begging for me to turn the AC back on before I was ready to. I actually tolerated temperatures greater than 70 degrees! It may not seem like much, but it feels like a huge breakthrough for me!
I started to think this was the beginning of one of the 5-7 day breaks I was getting once a month. But over the last hour my left arm swelled up again. Oh well, at least I got a partial day break! :)