It’s A “Stay In Bed” Type Of Day…

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And no, not because of my rheumatoid arthritis. Today, it’s all about the weather! Most of my readers know that even though I am from the United States, I have been residing in South America for the past few years. I live on top of the Andes Mountains (literally) at 12,ooo feet above sea level, to be exact. (Water takes forever to boil!)

Which mean that we are in the middle of winter right now. Our winters are usually quite cold, but dry. All of that changed yesterday, when snowflakes started to fall from the cloudy skies. It rained most of the night in the “lower” residential areas of the city, which means that this morning we woke up to the sight of snow covering the taller hills that surround the city. (Behind the cloud cover are even taller peaks that would take your breath away!)


A friend took this photo earlier today.

Late last evening my left knee started acting up. (That’s a euphamism for “it stopped working.”) This was more than likely a result of the cold and wet weather. I’ve grown accustomed to the low temperatures, but when you mix in some humidity, well that’s a whole different story. I was scheduled to attend the 4th of July picnic that is being held this afternoon at the ambassador’s residence, but I’ve cancelled all my plans.

I’m going to stay in bed, with my heating pad, all day long…and it’s going to be a wonderful day!

Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!

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  1. joan

    I hope you stay snuggy and keep the RA nasties away (as much as can be expected.)

    You have a gorgeous view!

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    RA Guy

    A funny coincidence, this weekend I’m in the middle of reading Martin’s “A Game of Thrones” and Wharton’s “Ethan Frome”, two books in which winter and cold weather play a major role! I just realized this only a couple of minutes ago…

  3. nan

    So funny that you are having winter when our summer is just finally starting in Vermont after a hard winter and rainy spring! I am going to South America in October, Brazil actually, to be in a wedding. My first time so I am really looking forward to it. I am hoping that my medication situation is straightened out by then!

    As you know, my blog today is all about summer and RA.

    Take care, and feel better soon.

  4. Carolyn

    Its summer here in the UK and for once is warm and sunny. Started talking about snow yesterday and my son said it must be snowing somewhere in the world right now. Here’s his answer! Fab view in the photo.

  5. Thrive With RA™

    Hi RA Guy,

    Wow! What a view! What’s it like being an expat in South America? How’s the healthcare?

    I recently watched Ethan Frome with Liam Neeson on as streaming video. What a lifesaver Netflix has been when I couldn’t hold a book to read.

    TWRA 😉

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