CRAP! Last night as I sat soaking in a hot bubble bath (because baths are awesome and I have a huge tub and it is the bestest thing ever!! My total relaxation…totally) I was reading the book I mentioned in my post yesterday: Day 9: What Shall I Read? Guess what I stumbled across and read?? I was horrified by this. Can you guess? NO MORE HOT BATHS as it, for some reason, can make MS start blazing. No, NO, NOOOOO!!!!!! How can this be? This just sucks!!! It says to relax in a nice tepid or lukewarm bath to relax but never hot baths. Who the hell wants to take a tepid or lukewarm bath??? NOT ME! Ick!!! (Damn, I use exclamation marks a lot.)
I’m mad at that book now. It has taken the one thing I look forward to almost every night and eliminated it. Just like that. No warning at all.
Maybe I should be more concerned (worried?) about other things in the book but this one small sentence is what did it for me. The mystery of this illness and how it will affect me is not bothering me but not taking my long, glorious bath (while reading a book) is devastating. *sigh* I guess I’ll clean the giant beast bathtub one last time and retire it. Ooohh, I’ve got an idea! Maybe I’ll fill it in with plants!!! HA