Growing up in Kansas, the smell and feel of rain was always comforting to me. The sound of thunder and the sight of lightening felt so peaceful. Neighbors would gather outside to watch the skies and we would secretly hope for a power outage so we could sit in the dark with candles and our family.
I woke up earlier this morning to the sight of lightening. Unfortunately, the comforting feeling is gone. I was barely able to roll over in bed my body was so stiff. It feels sad to now dread something that once brought such peace.
The research on arthritis stiffness and weather seems to vary. My rheumatologist didn't seem to believe there was a correlation. However, my husband first noticed it with me. Whenever there is a shift in weather, my body stiffens up. I so want to trust my body to heal, but days like this feel like I have been defeated.