Thanks again for your posts. I really, really appreciate it! So much great advice to jot down and look into that I know can help. No doubt it will help some others that struggle too. So thanks for sharing!
Yes, supplements are key, as is diet. Everyone is different and finding what works for your body is so important. I know sometimes cruising, either because you are underway without fresh produce or in a location where you cannot provision your regular go-to items can make supplements that much more important.
Massage, stretching, pain meds and low-impact cardio are certainly what help most. I long for warm waters to swim in/play water
sports in, as that is the best exercise, for sure, for my issues. I have a really supportive partner, he doles out massages all the time and is quick to take over domestic duties when I am not up to it.
Yes, a catamaran
is high on the list, so is the lottery! Ha!
I'd be having to go with an older, small cat, but I know it may be the answer.
I'm on the hunt for a cruising ground that would offer a lot of inexpensive alternative/holistic medicine in the area. Guatemala
is high on that list, but to my knowledge the Rio Dulce, where it seems all the cruisers go to, is far from the regions that have regular available practitioners (primarily west coast/central G.). I'm also not sure I can get over the big scary bugs and critters. You can't have it all though, right? A lot of cruisers and alt medicine people I talk to suggest SE Asia
, I just don't see my health
enabling a puddle jump though, and having a pet sounds like that is a big drawback as well.
If anyone has any particular areas that they suggest in North and Central America
I would love to hear about them.
Thanks again CF friends.
Happy sailing and travels,