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    Not a "new" topic, but how is the heat treating you?

    Maybe it's my age, but this year the heat is a real problem for me. I've had problems with it in years past, but not like this year. I can go outside for just a few minutes and I'm feeling it... almost getting sick. And it hasn't gotten above 90 here yet. I can feel every part of me wilting right away. So for a year, we stayed inside all year to avoid Covid. Now when things are somewhat better we're confined because of the sun and heat. UGH! No winning is there?
    Marti




    The only cure for insomnia is to get more sleep.

    #2
    Since the heat got bad here I can only go out for short times or to places where there is air conditioning. Otherwise, I get extra dizzy and exhausted. I used to take walks in the park or by the lake with my son but can't do it now it is so darn hot. SAD.

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      #3
      Originally posted by loopey View Post
      Since the heat got bad here I can only go out for short times or to places where there is air conditioning. Otherwise, I get extra dizzy and exhausted. I used to take walks in the park or by the lake with my son but can't do it now it is so darn hot. SAD.
      I miss my walks around the neighborhood! Love you Loopey.
      Marti




      The only cure for insomnia is to get more sleep.

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        #4
        The heat is brutal right now with heat indices approaching 110. I try to schedule as much as possible early in the morning. I take the dog out for longer periods before 10 am and then again after 8 pm. Between the two sun exposure is limited to 10 minute intervals.

        I do have a cooling vest, but I don't break it out for short exposures. I do have an ice hat that I wear above 95 degrees. That seems to help me the most.

        Stay hydrated! Stay safe..

        I wish you well...

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          #5
          Love you too, Marti ! Yesterday was terrible for me. I had an appointment with a cardiologist across town. It was 88 degrees and humid. I was stressed about the appointment and to top it off I had my second Pfizer shot the day before and was feeling exhausted when I got up. After the appointment I had to walk to the metro stop and there was no shade. My legs didn't want to behave and I was very light headed and wobbly. I tried to buy a bottle of water at the station and the machine took the last of my change and didn't give me the water. Wow! I haven't had that bad a day in a long long time and I haven't felt that bad in a long time either. All is well now but I still feel bad that as soon as our Covid restrictions were lifted and I am vaccinated, I will probably have to stay inside this summer.

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            #6
            While watering the garden at 7:45 this morning it was already too hot for me! Every year it seems I do a little worse in the heat and this year is no exception. I have to go out in the heat of the day this afternoon for a quick job site inspection. I will have plenty of cold water and will stay out in the heat as little as possible before getting back into the AC. Long hot summer, here we go!

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              #7
              It's not as hot here as elsewhere, but even 76 degrees is too much for me. We don't have the luxury of AC either as we generally don't need it.

              I started to go out to my garden to pick more strawberries today, riding my 4 wheeled scooter and came across a HUGE pile of fresh bear poop. It scared me as it was close to my house. l put the scooter on "rabbit" speed, continually tooted the horn, and went back inside!

              Oh well, it was too hot for me anyway!
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                #8
                Originally posted by Seasha View Post
                I started to go out to my garden to pick more strawberries today, riding my 4 wheeled scooter and came across a HUGE pile of fresh bear poop. It scared me as it was close to my house. l put the scooter on "rabbit" speed, continually tooted the horn, and went back inside
                Oh dear - yikes!

                Thank goodness you have the scooter now, Seasha.





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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Seasha View Post
                  It's not as hot here as elsewhere, but even 76 degrees is too much for me. We don't have the luxury of AC either as we generally don't need it.

                  I started to go out to my garden to pick more strawberries today, riding my 4 wheeled scooter and came across a HUGE pile of fresh bear poop. It scared me as it was close to my house. l put the scooter on "rabbit" speed, continually tooted the horn, and went back inside!

                  Oh well, it was too hot for me anyway!
                  Yikes! There are so many reasons to stay indoors these days, but you have to get out sometime.
                  Marti




                  The only cure for insomnia is to get more sleep.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by MS TOO View Post
                    While watering the garden at 7:45 this morning it was already too hot for me! Every year it seems I do a little worse in the heat and this year is no exception. I have to go out in the heat of the day this afternoon for a quick job site inspection. I will have plenty of cold water and will stay out in the heat as little as possible before getting back into the AC. Long hot summer, here we go!
                    I understand... even the early morning in Missouri is too hot right now. No more walks for me until it settles down.
                    Marti




                    The only cure for insomnia is to get more sleep.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Marco View Post
                      The heat is brutal right now with heat indices approaching 110. I try to schedule as much as possible early in the morning. I take the dog out for longer periods before 10 am and then again after 8 pm. Between the two sun exposure is limited to 10 minute intervals.

                      I do have a cooling vest, but I don't break it out for short exposures. I do have an ice hat that I wear above 95 degrees. That seems to help me the most.

                      Stay hydrated! Stay safe..

                      I wish you well...
                      I've been thinking about a cooling vest. Between Covid and the weather and MS I'm not getting much exercise. Thanks for the hint.
                      Marti




                      The only cure for insomnia is to get more sleep.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by loopey View Post
                        Love you too, Marti ! Yesterday was terrible for me. I had an appointment with a cardiologist across town. It was 88 degrees and humid. I was stressed about the appointment and to top it off I had my second Pfizer shot the day before and was feeling exhausted when I got up. After the appointment I had to walk to the metro stop and there was no shade. My legs didn't want to behave and I was very light headed and wobbly. I tried to buy a bottle of water at the station and the machine took the last of my change and didn't give me the water. Wow! I haven't had that bad a day in a long long time and I haven't felt that bad in a long time either. All is well now but I still feel bad that as soon as our Covid restrictions were lifted and I am vaccinated, I will probably have to stay inside this summer.
                        I hope your cardiologist addressed your condition at the time of your appointment. Sounds like a lot going on. Loopey, are you having heart issues? Is your health care pretty good over there??
                        Marti




                        The only cure for insomnia is to get more sleep.

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                          #13
                          Thanks for bringing up such a vital topic. Anything over 70 wipes me out.

                          Last weekend I wasn’t ready to start using the AC and spent the entire time in a state of delirium. I was dozing in and out of sleep. I lost track of time. I’m not sure what I was thinking but I decided to skip Saturday. I didn’t know if it was day or night.

                          Caregivers wanted to call 911 but I assured them I was just hot. Sure enough, when I turned on the AC I came back to life.



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                            #14
                            Originally posted by marti View Post

                            I hope your cardiologist addressed your condition at the time of your appointment. Sounds like a lot going on. Loopey, are you having heart issues? Is your health care pretty good over there??
                            Thank you, Marti. I have high blood pressure that isn't completely fixed by medications. I am trying something new now after my appointment. The health care is excellent here (except of course for the language barrier!) After all the years I have lived here I still have trouble in some circumstances especially with masks as I have a difficult time hearing people. My MS specialist is excellent as is my family doctor.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by loopey View Post

                              Thank you, Marti. I have high blood pressure that isn't completely fixed by medications. I am trying something new now after my appointment. The health care is excellent here (except of course for the language barrier!) After all the years I have lived here I still have trouble in some circumstances especially with masks as I have a difficult time hearing people. My MS specialist is excellent as is my family doctor.
                              Marti




                              The only cure for insomnia is to get more sleep.

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