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Feeling the Weather, Do you?

Posted Monday, August 17, 2009, at 7:08 PM

Ok, I thought it was amusing when I was small and my grandparents would fuss about a storm front brewing they could feel in their bones.

Well, I am no longer laughing. I was chatting with a friend about how I would know when the barametric pressure was rising or falling based on how my head hurt.

I had a bad automobile accident in '99 and ever since then, I, on occasion have migraines.

I start to hurt on my left side of my head and then it will spread.

No to mention my fingers on my left hand too.

They had gotten mangled by a skill saw when I was 15.

Do you feel the weather in your body also? Storm fronts, cold weather and such.

Tell me your story. It's bound to be better than mine with no migraine meds and a storm front coming in.

Now that is trusting God for healing!


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I get pretty bad migraines, they're worse the hotter or more stressed I get.(Thank god for meds!)

I can't tell the weather by it though, but my grandmother used to say that two ways to tell if it was going to rain were: cows laying down and when you could see the underside of leaves on trees. Weird, but usually accurate.

-- Posted by cfrich on Mon, Aug 17, 2009, at 7:41 PM

My mother-in-law (91) gets about a day's notice when any front comes through. I don't think it is a blessing for her though.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Aug 18, 2009, at 7:02 AM

I listen to my right elbow.

My husband listens to his right wrist.

If BOTH start signaling semaphore with red-hot needles being jabbed into concrete-stiff joints,then we cover the plants,get all the critters situated,stock up on provisions and move into a central location away from windows.

(Sometimes,that means heading for higher ground,a sturdy basement or evacuating altogether.)

We usually have about 36 hours notice but all the anti-inflammatories in the world don't seem to help until the storm has past.

As bad as muscle weakness and visits from "Arthur" might be,sinus attacks,migraines and tooth/jaw.ear ache would be worse.

Anyone with reset bones,pins,plates and screws in their bodies,wires in their chest,etc. is bound to wish all their weather reports came from the meterorologists instead of their bodies.

Cfrich,your grandmother was right.

We knew of superintendants who watched the undersides of leaves and listened to aching hips,etc.

They may not have pleased everyone all the time but they had a pretty reliable way to know when bus routes should be changed or school cancelled for the day.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Tue, Aug 18, 2009, at 2:34 PM

cool i did not know that about the leaves! thanks Cfrich.. great information.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Tue, Aug 18, 2009, at 3:22 PM

Although I am thankful for the medical ability to remove ribs and wire then back in place after surgery, It is not always a blessing to be able to forcast the weather by the amount of pain and the inability to move freely. To all of you out there who ache with the changes in the barimetric pressure, I FEEL YOUR PAIN! Keep you chin up.

It's better than the alturnative. Praise God, any day above ground is a good day !!!

-- Posted by Buggs007 on Wed, Aug 19, 2009, at 3:08 PM


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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.