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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:13 AM

Medical Issue that was a non-issue while living in AZ [View all]

I know all the reasons why I should not consider moving back to AZ, things that climate change is accelerating like dramatic water shortages, many more days over 100 degrees, lack of rain in monsoon season, etc. However, my skin disease is now way beyond my control and I've had to rely on a wheelchair to get around this past month. I'm in chronic pain, itch, inflammation and need relief. My dermatologist told me I should seriously think about returning to AZ to hopefully put this in remission.

Right now I have zero quality of life. I had minor issues growing up in the midwest, tho my mom had major ones, same disease, but in 1984 I moved to Tucson and within weeks it cleared completely and never returned until I left AZ in Sep 2002. I returned to the midwest due to other health issues and once relocated the disease reemerged. We've lived in WI where it started again, then off to IL where it got worse, then to ID and again worse and more areas involved and finally WA where it's been debilitating this last year. I've also developed chronic nasal allergies in WA. We love the state and the area, but I'm sick all the time with one thing or another and will be retiring the end of the year and can't imagine "living" like this for the remainder of my life.

So, I'm asking those who now live in AZ, I know there are challenges living there, but if you knew leaving would make you sick and unable to do the most basic things in life, would you stay in AZ even knowing all the climate change issue will worsen?

I just don't know what else to try to feel better...TIA

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KewlKat Nov 2020 OP
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