54. ‘You won’t feel the benefit’ …

‘You won’t feel the benefit’

An annoying quote … I mean, helpful, phrase

‘You Won’t Feel the Benefit’ …. take your coat off when inside or you ‘won’t feel the benefit’ when you go outside again.

The British may be able to beat the eskimos’ number of words for snow :

  • Chilly
  • Freezing
  • Nippy
  • Frost Bite
  • Cripes its Cold
  • Nip in the Air
  • Freezing your Pants Off
  • Gosh, tally ho, you’ll catch your death
  • Icy
  • I am quite un-warm
  • Chill in the Air
  • Do your zip and buttons up on your coat
  • Weather for Arctic animals
  • Cold
  • Well, flaming heck it’s so cold
  • Take your coat off, or you won’t get the benefit when you go back outside
  • Be careful it’s slippy
  • Black ice
  • Snow flakes
  • Hat and gloves perlease
  • Hypothermia ….

Crickey oh riley, I had heard that ‘The Cold’ – deserving of capitalisation and quotes – was bad for Parkinson’s, but to be honest up until this winter I had thought people were making a fuss about nothing.

Previous winters, I would say :

‘A bit chilly, oooh put another jumper on’

This winter, has been more like :

‘*************%**** cold *****&*********( cold *******&****** cold %********’

Well, shiver me bits …. that’s cold.

I feel like the wind chill is slowing me down, I literally get cold to my bones.  Shiver, which when PD tremor joins in it is quite a sight, I get going like the clappers ?? My knees are slow at bending, and it is almost painful to walk.

So when I go out I am like an onion.  Not in scent, I hope.  Although I wouldn’t necessaily know as sense of smell is something else PD breaks …

An onion, i.e. layers, of thermals.

As Pd progresses, and as the ‘off’ times get more often and more twaddley, I set achievable ‘leaving the house’ targets …

  • Odd socks
  • One glove and one mitten
  • Veronica’s borrowed scarf
  • etc etc

And then if I do manage a pair of socks for example, hoorah!

To be honest ‘leaving the house’ now takes ages.  Trying to find everything, and actually picking a time when meds are ‘on’.  It’s not uncommon for me to think, right off out now.  Spend all my ‘on’ time looking for stuff and getting ready, to switch ‘off’ as about to leave.


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