So I'm not one for over-sharing emotional stuff but I quite like that it is anonymous on here!
As many of you will know I am moving to Malta with my husband in a month. We are in our 30s, work full time in professional jobs and will continue to do so when we come to Malta.
One of the reasons I wanted to move to Malta was because of the more consistent and warmer climate, as I have suffered from rheumatoid arthritis since I was a toddler. I know I have not suffered as badly as some others- I've been able to work, travel and live life fairly well, because up until the last couple of years my condition was quite sporadic. However over the last few years I've got worse and it has made me make lots of different lifestyle choices, including moving to Malta from Scotland.
Anyway, what I want to know is - has anyone who has moved to Malta experienced an improvement in their health?
A warmer and more consistent climate is supposed to be better for people like me who have an immune system disorder. However, some people dispute this. Certainly whenever I go on holiday I feel better, at least with regards to the fatigue and feeling ill side of things, maybe not so much the joint pain.
I think that regardless, there will be a benefit to my mental health which definitely links to physical health. I think I'll also have the opportunity to make better lifestyle choices - gentle walking is my main option for exercise and this is easier to do when it is not raining every other day!
I'd love to know of any experiences or opinions - I have to live in hope!