Originally Posted by sacrelli
Hey man, thanks for your long response, I appreciate it.
After your post a thought popped into my head. When you were younger do you remember if your body hurt as much? Is it possible that the cold will not effect me as much (for a few years) because I have really never been in cold temperature for a long period of time? Does that make sense? I should be hearing from the school I applied to in New Jersey soon. I like Los Angeles but I think it would be an awesome experience for me to go back east for my college years. We will see. Anything else you'd like to share about living in cold weather, I'd appreciate it.
I don't have clear thoughts about why I had pain (even as early as 3 and 4 years old) but I had pain that even at the young age would make me scream at my mother that it hurts and 'I'm going to die.' Where I got that from I don't know but I remember being truly scared saying it. Mostly though I think the stuff that made me scream was spasms and I remember a different pain from age 8 that was probably cold related. Then again, I remember from 7/8 I didn't have a decent PT so for the most part I refused to go... so maybe that has something to do with it? I'll probably never know for certain.
The pain wasn't an every day thing though... I really have no idea if it was from the cold or something else. I do know that until age 15 I was doing PT (1-3 times a week with a PT and then 1/2-full hour on my own or with my mom), that probably lessened the a bit of the pain I think.
As for not growing up with it, I don't know. I would think that would make it even harder to deal with but I have no idea, really.
As for living in the cold weather... no real tips other than ice is not a friend... and if you've never heard of it there is 'black ice' or ice that can't be seen. That's all I can think of.
Good luck and I hope you get accepted where you want to go! You'll be OK with winter before you know it (the beauty of snow really is worth everything).
We're expecting up to a foot of snow tonight into tomorrow... I may bad mouth it, cry and whine about it, but to wake up to fresh snow... is like the world is starting over with a clean slate.