Hi Erin, My symptoms also get worse when summer arrives (I'm from tChicago) and live in WI now. But at one time lived in Florida for several years, where I was treated at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for my breast cancer. I did enjoy going to the walking pool and made up some of my own exercises which definitely helped me mentally. But now I live in such a rural area that I have to drive 30 miles just to pick up a prescription. So, I've also thought of the very question you raise, which is an excellent one! I would like to learn to crochet. I've recently looked into something new called "Zentangle." This is really a form of meditation. I bought a work book on Amazon for $8.99, called "Zentangle 1" and you practice drawing, for example, circles, waves, ovals, a queens crown, and before you know it, you've actually created a piece of art once it is all put together. I suppose one could put the pattern on a t-shirt or socks, a bracelet, etc. Maybe I will finally get in touch with my creative side! It sounds like you definitely have one!
And I like to read, usually books that have some humor and are a little on the lighter side because I feel like I'm reading medical stuff all the time….
Yesterday I ended up with a horrible migraine and was out for pizza with my fiance and ended up vomiting. It was horrible. I'm on meds to prevent migraines but they don't seem to be working very well. I will probably go back to Botox injections. I see my neurologist on July 23rd about the severe iron in my brain. I do have fibromyalgia and arthritis, but cognitively something is also going on. And I think it's great that you are addressing such an important topic! Sometimes the worst thing is just to be alone with your own thoughts….
I hope that you stay cool! Positive thoughts coming your way! Laura