Saturday, November 7, 2009

Weekend Rerun: Mr. Radiant

Now that the weather has begun to cool down, I thought I'd bring back this post from March 2009. Enjoy.


Meet my friend, Mr. Radiant. He is one hot dish! Whenever I am near him he really gets my blood flowing. He understands my needs and is always at my beck and call.


You see, I have Raynoud's Disease. Although I haven't been "officially" diagnosed, my physician is pretty certain I have this condition. My symptoms are classic. If my hands or feet get the least bit cold, blood shunts away from my fingers and toes, causing a color change to take occur. My toes get dusky blue but my fingers turn pale white! Often times there is pain associated with this, especially with my fingers. It's quite disconcerting.


Having Raynoud's, along with a frugal husband (who keeps the thermostat no higher than 68 in the winter), made it necessary for me to seek this unconventional friendship. If that's wrong, then I don't want to be right!

16 comments:

5thsister said...

I'll be at work, again, from dark to dark! Lots of flu and complications going around. Fortunately I was able to finally receive the H1N1 vaccination yesterday so in about a week I should be protected.

Have a great day and party on without me!

Purple Flowers said...

I hope Mr. Radiant stays around for as long as you need him. Let him make you nice and toasty!

Julie Schuler said...

My hands and feet are always cold, too! I even had my thyroid checked, but I seem to be in working order, just very cold.
Yay! I'm glad you got your vaccine! Stay healthy!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Stay healthy!!
xxx

Jephy's Mom said...

I am surprised to hear you only got your vaccine yesterday. We need our health care workers. And especially considering your line of work --Stay Healthy is right.

Willoughby said...

We have a little space heater, but it's no where near as awesome as Mr. Radiant!

Every time you say you're going to work, I worry about your exposure to all the viruses going around. Stay super safe!!

Rook No. 17 said...

Polly, I have a good friend with Raynoud's. I love how you always have such good humor about everything and here, how you've managed to make an appliance seem almost "sexy". LOL!

♥♥ tuğçe♥♥ said...

iam glad that Mr.radiant understands ur needs i have a similar problem i think i wiil have one like mr.radiant
stay healty, take care of urself

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Wow, he's hot ;)

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Hi, Polly. I am very familiar with Raynoud's. My daughter has it. Unlike you, she takes absolutely no precautions: she's resistant to wearing socks or gloves, even in the coldest of conditions and thinks its entertaining to watch her toes turn deep purple. She's an interesting child.

Hope you stay well and have a good day at work!

Ms Bibi said...

Mr. 5th Sister and Mr. Misery should be best friends and exchange their frugal tips,lol

My mom has that happening to her, but I never knew it was an actual condition. I will have to tell her that.

Crank that Mr. Radiant up and keep warm my friend.

Raoulysgirl said...

I think that, for my peace of mind, you should go on vacation until the end of flu season!!!

I'm glad you were able to get your vaccination!!

I may have to look into getting a Mr. Radiant for my mom. She has poor circulation from PVD and her little piggies get terribly cold. She would like this, I think!!!

kys said...

60? I'd be wearing thermal undies under my flannel pj's plus using the space heater if Hubs did that. I can't stand to be cold.

Holly said...

We have portable heaters and use them depending on what room we are in...Our heater is on "off" and when the thermostat falls below 60 we sometimes turn it on, unless my mother-in-law comes to visit - she has Raynoud's Disease.

Holly

BashfulToast said...

My dad keeps the thermostat way down too! It's so annoying. Stay warm and safe at workk!!

Tracy said...

I am the one who is always too hot, even in the dead of winter.

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