Moving to Tennessee need info.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Thumper2214, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Thumper2214

    Thumper2214 New Member

    My husband and I are talking about selling our home and moving to Tennessee.

    We both have family up there and I have never lived there.

    Can someone tell me how it is to live through the winter months up there?

    I have FM and at times it flares up really bad. I know the winter months will probably kick my butt since I have lived here all my life.

    We really want to move away from here. It's getting to grown up for us.
    We want the country. To many people moving in around us.

    Need info.

    Also how is the medical Dr's up there. Any good one's that will understand what I'm going through with FM?

    I hate to leave my dr down here. He really is a good one.

    Any info will be appreciated.
  2. LittleBluestem

    LittleBluestem New Member

    For info about TN.
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I'm considering NW GA near the TN line. I am also getting sick of too many people down here. I love living in FL but the growth is strangling us.

    I've been in Atlanta in the wintertime and it isn't bad. It was 27 degrees when I was there and it didn't cause me to flare at all.

    Love, Mikie
  4. I can't really help you with the weather. But I do know around The Smoky Mts. it is gorgeous. We have often talked of loving to live there. Except for the traffic in Gatlinberg it is wonderful I bet living in the Mts.
  5. Frustratedandtired

    Frustratedandtired New Member

    I live in the northern part of middle Tennessee. We have very mild winters here. It's usually very warm up into November. I am sure near the Smokey Mountains is colder but not a lot. I don't notice a big difference in the pain during the winter months. Actually, I am in more pain right now than I ever was during the winter and it's in the 90's lately. The coldest months are usually January and February. Then March is usually a mixture of cold and warm. I do suffer with mild depression more during this time though.
  6. lovstoshine

    lovstoshine New Member

    I live outside of Knoxville in a smaller town. I moved here in 1982 from Iowa as my husband's family is from here.

    Obviously I have been here a long time so I do like it.

    The weather is not bad here but coming from Iowa of course the winters are better!!!

    I usually have to travel to Knoxville for Dr's escpecially for the Fibromyalgia, Chronic myofascial pain and Chronic Fatigue and I found a Dr. in Knoxville - Dr. Janet McNiel and she is awesome!!

    Every visit I have with her is at least an hour if not longer, she really listens and understands. She is also very open to new ideas and in one of her information sheets she had this website down to visit. Although I had already been coming here

    If you will be close to Knoxville I would be happy to give you more information on how to find Dr. McNiel if you are interested

    Best of luck,
  7. tngirl

    tngirl New Member

    I live in Middle TN, not far from Nashville. The weather is mild. We usually don't get any really cold weather until January and February. Then it starts getting warm again.

    We do have the change of seasons though.

    Last summer was usual, only a couple of days above 90.
    This year is more typical. We have had lots of days in the 90's. Tennessee does not have a "dry" heat. It does get humid in the summer.

    We think we have a lot of snow if we get 2-3 inches. Everything shuts down! People here don't know how to deal with snow!

    I've lived here all my life so its all I know. I deal with the heat by getting out of it into the air conditioning. Air conditioning is a MUST here.

    I live in a small town, we have a beautiful lake area. The scenery is the best feature here. The cost of living is low in Tennessee.

    As for doctors--I am newly diagnosed, so I can't really give you much information. I travel 45 minutes to the dr. who diagnosed me. He is a physical medicine specialist.

    There is a way to look up the "good doctors" on this site.

    What part of the state are you considering? East, middle or west?
  8. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I've never lived in Tennessee, but I have made quite a few business trips to Oak Ridge, TN.

    The people are nice and friendly, I loved the town, and the state just looked like a nice place to live!!

  9. lovethesun

    lovethesun New Member

    I found the winter to be mild,but the humidity is there year round.Lots of fronts going through too.It's about 90 with humidity in the summer and about 50 with humidity in the winter.Because of the rain and humidity it is very green and beuatiful.Also,housing is cheap.

    I went to a Dr. Rankin at Vanderbilt.I found the m to be excellent.Plus,all your documentation is in one place.I personally am doing better with the dry heat of California.If you are not too severe yu will probably do O.K. Hope this helps.Linda
  10. SherrieTeacup

    SherrieTeacup New Member

    Hi Thumper2214,
    I moved to TN 16 yrs ago from Michigan. I couldn't take the cold weather anymore in MI. Me myself like it alot better here. Yes we do have our humid days but the winters are not real cold. Nor do we get much snow here where i am at maybe a little flurries nothing stays on the ground. we have had two bad ice storms in the 16 yrs i have lived here. And that means the towns stop.I have very good doctors I have a pool i go in at my home for the summer then i go to a center not far in there pool for real cheep 2$ a visit. I live in a little town of Brighton just 30 mile outside Memphis. Housing is real cheep here. I here that a lot of people from Florida are moving by Fall Creek Falls that is between little towns of Spender and Pikeville that is east of me. Between Nashville and Knoxville Good Luck
  11. Thumper2214

    Thumper2214 New Member

    Hi Mikie, Thank you for the info. I hear a lot of people are moving up that way. Before you know it there won't be any place to live up there.
    I sure will miss my home but I won't miss the people crowding us.
  12. Thumper2214

    Thumper2214 New Member

    Hey littlebluestem, ok help on the bump???? I didn't see anything else but Bump. Sorry for not understanding.
  13. Thumper2214

    Thumper2214 New Member

    Thank you for the info on Tenn. I know what you mean about to many people. It's driving us crazy with all the building and traffic. It's just getting to crazzzzzzy.
  14. Thumper2214

    Thumper2214 New Member

    Hi KateMac329, Thank you for the info. It sounds so nice to live in Tennessee.
    It will be a big change for us.
  15. Thumper2214

    Thumper2214 New Member

    Hi lovstoshine, Thank you for the info.
    We will be moving to or close to Savanna Tenn.
    Not sure just yet when it will be because we have to sell our house and get a job lined up for hubby.

    I would appreciate the info very much just in case.
    I'm going to need all the info that I can get.

    Thanks again.
  16. Thumper2214

    Thumper2214 New Member

    It sounds like we would get along just fine.
    I like to yard sale and I love my baby (chihuahua) that is.

    Thanks for the info. Sorry to hear you have dd (darn disease) and other things.

    Me too. To many things going wrong with this body. I think I have to many wrinkles. I need to be ironed back out. LOL

    We are looking to move in or around Savanna area. Not quite sure when. Have to sell out first. Get job lined up for hubby. Get the usual done.

    I'm looking forward to move up there but not the work.
    I hope I last.

    How's the work force up there? My hubby is
    in Construction. He drives a dump truck and has more trades than that.

    Thanks again Thumper
  17. Thumper2214

    Thumper2214 New Member

    Thanks to all for the info on Tennessee.
    It was a big help.
    Love to all. Thumper
  18. Frustratedandtired

    Frustratedandtired New Member

    Tngirl I just read your profile. Looks like we have a lot in common. I am 41 y/o and newly diagnosed also. Lovethesun I think I will check into your doctor as I did not like mine too much.

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