The problem with winter is that it is cold and wet. The problem is that the grip is wearing out on my shoes. The problem is that I keep falling over. Once a week in the last two weeks. The first time I toppled off the kerb; it was wet and my shoes had only passable grip - the problem was The Stick is on my left and I fell to my right. Twisted my ankle and spent all weekend keeping the weight off.
The same thing happened this weekend... Friday, I wasn't really paying attention to my walking and slipped and fell - again The Stick is on my left and I fell to the right. Twisted my ankle (again) and had to buy an elastic bandage on my way to work. That helped and sitting down the rest of the day means it is only a bit stiff now.
In addition there has been a lot of random pain the last three weeks. Anywhere there is a muscle appears to be fair game. Hot water bottles soothe but don't cure; same for pain killers. Sleep and a large glass of wine appear to be the best solution!
I'm really looking forward to the cold weather. My internal thermostat is busted beyond belief. I seem to spend the whole time sweating and melting. I'm flinging open doors and windows all over the place. If this carries on once winter hits for real I will definitely have to take it to the Doctor.