I was talking to Adelaide through email a while back, comparing aches and pains. We both agreed we didn't like electric heating pads, especially at bedtime. Well, it turns out that she's been making the kind filled with buckwheat that you put in the microwave. She sent me a couple and they are WONDERFUL!
Even in this heat, or should I say especially in this heat because of the fan blowing on me, I need to keep the back of my neck warm because of my cervical ribs (a birth defect). I can lie in bed with all that nice cool air blowing on me but still apply heat to my neck now. I'm cool, my neck is warm, and even though there's no one there to see it but the cat, they are pretty. Addie knows how much I love elephants so the square one (the other is long and narrow - I can use it for my jaw) is covered with flannel that has elephants on it.
I had always heard about these things but until I found out my friend actually makes them I never tried one. Now I know why people love them!
So anyway, I wanted to give a public thanks to Addie, for making my stiff and sore old bones feel better!