hot yesterday, cooler today. I wilted y esterday while going to the doctor.

@Hatley (163984)
Garden Grove, California
July 12, 2012 12:58pm CST
Yesterday at noon it was literallyboiling outside. I waited for a half hour in the heat for the access bus. When I arrived I actually felt ill. Now all I was going to see the doctor for was a diabetic check up and then I arrive dripping wet, panting, sick to my tummy and they rush to get me some water. Once I cooled off I was okay. blood sugar high, blood pressure high,pulse too high and temp elevated. the doctor looked at me." you just got over heated." He had moved from their old building to new modern office and also are now on the computer system.He entered all my meds on the computer no problem but he tried to send blood-work to quest lab via computer and make out prescription for some cream for my leg. The computer refused to let him do that.He had two people try to help him,finally he had to go back to paper and write me a prescription and give my blood work on paper also. they send a bus for me while I was still in his office so I had the office girl phone access and send another bus for me only it was a swanky limo cab,.I got home at three and drank water like it was going to be turned off.I was so thirsty. Your take mylotters,just overheated or what.,feel fine today. and to top it off yesterday one little rubber foot came off my walker making it feel like a car thats lost on wheel, all wobbly .I managed to get it screwed on again.feel great today though.
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• China
14 Jul 12
It worries me that it is so difficult for you to see a doctor.You are up in years with a week constitution,however you have to spend half an hounr waiting for the bus in the heat.Happily,the kind-hearted doctor sent a bus for you when you returned home.By the way,How far is the doctor's office from where you live in?
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jul 12
hi chang well my son does not understand why I stick with the drl IO have had for 15 years so I do have to travel ten miles to see him but I am really strong for a diabetic but the heat was unusual as we had only had cool days then wham. My son thinks I should get a new doctor in this area but the access bus uses the freeway and I am never late for an apt. but rest assured if I have to go on a hot day I will sit inside where he can see me instead'of out in the heat.and take a bottle of water with me too.
• China
16 Jul 12
Oh! I have just found another typo,I should have written "a weak constitution" rather than "a week constitution". Ten miles away from where you live in,It is too far for your age.It is better for you to go with someone.
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jul 12
hi oh if you knew him you wou ld understand why. but right now its too hot to do any thing but s tay in here with the air conditoner on and drink water like crazy. I am fine now feel great.
@celticeagle (135153)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul 12
I felt dizzy and nauceated when I was out yesterday. I had to go out in the heat (mid to high 90's)Tuesday and Wedsnesday. I am glad I took my car to Chevron so the guy would check my poor ole cars vitals. It needed water and if I had gotten gas at the cheaper place down the street I could have had a problem. I hope you will be careful in this heat. Drink plenty of water too! My daughter had her follow up visit with the doctor after going to the ER Sunday for this terrible stomache thing she has been having. She is on two anti-biotics. Well, that night I got the same symptoms and was sick all night Sunday, Monday and am just now (Thursday)feeling better. Ugh! So whatever they thought she had was only a virus. They thought she was having a reoccurence of enflamation of the pollups she has in her colon. Nice, huh? Ooh, swanky limo cab, huh? Nice. About time you got to ride in style. Just overheated my dear. Keep hydrated and it may help. Be sure to eat alittle something before you go out in it too. Take care.
@suzzy3 (8344)
12 Jul 12
What did she have to do to get a swanky limo then eh.Sounds like the heat is aggravating your stomachs out there.I am sending you some rain it should be there about next saturday sending it first class;Dont worry we have plenty.
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Jul 12
hi suzzy oh I guess god looked down saw I was really feeling awful so sent a nice comfy cab. the first one got there while m y poor doctor was trying to send blood work via computer to quest labs and send a prescription to Gold crest.it would not oblige him so he called a worker, the worker laughed and said doc use paper for now.but my doctor is not a quitter so he tried again and again it would not go through so he called a woman who worked there. she came in looked at it, shrugged,said use paper and left. so he smiled and said sorry ,its quicker this way anyway and wrote me a prescription and the blood work for quest labs. meanwhile the bus was due to pick me up at 2;30 and i was nine minutes late so the id-jut did mot wait for me. so the office girl called Access bus and told me that a bus would be there in ten. minutes. wow I saw that limo cab and until I saw the Octa logo was not sure it was for me. the driver helped me over the little graved insets with my walk and helped m e with my seat belt. nice to be treated like a queen. lol for 5 dollars and forty cents round trip its cheaper than a cab and it takes me to my front door of Gold crest and to the front door of my doctors office. really nic e and all the drivers are so helpful.
@celticeagle (135153)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jul 12
I am so happy to be getting that rain girl. Thank you so much! lol
@jdyrj777 (6537)
• United States
20 Jul 12
Yes overheated and a bit dehydrated too. I hate this heat. Its like 100 many days ina roll. When it gets back to 90's it feels like its cooled down. Lol!!! I suggest if you have to catch a bus when its so hot, take a sunbrella and water bottle.
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jul 12
hi and today its sizzling I have the airconditoner set ti 7 0 butdid not close the blinds and we face west so get the a fternoon heat here so glad I did not have t o go anyplace to day. yes I am gong to take a hat and a w ater bottle I have to go next week to get bloodwork do wn in morning as its f a sting, drea d the heat. lol
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@jdyrj777 (6537)
• United States
21 Jul 12
Oh yes, those big straw hats are good too. Dont you live ina dry climate? I do here and they say that swamp coolers are more energy effecient.
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@SomeCowgirl (32205)
• United States
12 Jul 12
When you are waiting for the access bus are you able to stay inside the home facility? Honestly they should make it where you can sit in say a lobby so you won't be so hot! I'm glad you are feeling better, I think it must have been you just getting overheated. Do you have a knapsack or something you can put a bottle of cold water in when you go out? The summer is just a scorcher!
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Jul 12
hi SomeCowGirl the access bus people want us out waiting as they can leave after five minutes if they do not see us. I had sat in the shade for awhile on the narrow brick border of a planter but that was pretty uncomfortable. That was the first time this summer I had spent any time in the sun wow. yes I should have had a bottle of water with me,now today its cooler again overcast with light sun breaking through and not so hot. I do feel much better so cou ld not have been a heat stroked. thank Goodness. and when they moved into a new building they started anew with a ton of paperwork grrrrrrr.
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@ajithlal (14705)
• India
11 Sep 12
I think it is always good to carry a bottle of water with you and drinking water is good especially when the climate is hot.
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
20 Jul 12
hi dear Hatley I am so glad you only felt that lousy for one day. Please take extra care of yourself and dont forget to drink enough so the fluid balance in your body is doing all right.
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jul 12
wow its sweltering ou tside and about 7 8 in here and the air conditoner is full on bu t again I did not pu ll the blinds. glad I did not have to be o ut in it today. I have been drinking water lol then running to the bathroom but felt thirsty. my doctor sayw when you feel thirsty you shou ld have drank water two hou rs before lol well today I am really pushing it.need to close the blinds but hate too as I enjoy watching the cats and workers downstairs loll ll
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@jerzgirl (8583)
• United States
14 Jul 12
Oh, Patsie - they don't have a protected area for you to wait? I'm so sorry. That's dangerous for anyone, but particularly the elderly and ill. I have been overheated to the point where I shut down - I literally couldn't continue and had to lie down and put an ice pack on my head. There was no doctor available, but I'm sure that if there had been one, he'd have found that my body temp and blood pressure were elevated. Stay safe out there, PH!!
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jul 12
hi jerzygirl oh I could have sat in the vistors lounge but the thih g is the access drivers are told the clients must be w aiting where the driver can see them and on ly give the clients five minute waiting time so even if you are in the lo unge and see the bus] pulo up if you do not get out there in his or her sight in five minutes they will leave..this is not really fair seeing a lot of us cannot move quite that fast.I was not ill to start with as this dr visit was only a diabetic checkup where I bring in my 3 months of blood sugars and he goes over it. but sure was when I got there. lol after this I will stand inside so he can see me, and also h ave a bottle of water with me.
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@jerzgirl (8583)
• United States
15 Jul 12
That's a shame that they're so limited. I need to go back for my now almost 6 month check for my diabetes. My last A1c was actually NORMAL - below 6.0. How is yours doing?
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jul 12
hi jerzgirl oh it was this discussion okay my A1C was just 6;0 so am doing okay hope this one will be ev en better. I have the 'whole panel of blood work to done this time even with theA1C I just avoided b eing high by leaving a whole plateful of rice,if I eat more than a fourth cup I go re ally high.
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@carmelanirel (20948)
• United States
12 Jul 12
I see many have mentioned about drinking plenty of water, but I have a tip from a member I hope you can use next time. Freeze a bottle of water to take with you to place behind your neck, as well as a bottle for drinking. Because out van has no A/C and only the driver window will roll down, we had a graduation party to go to and the drive was just over an hour. So that is what I did to keep cool during the long drive.
@bunnybon7 (51408)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Jul 12
thanks for telling that. people should know these days. my son, oldest, works in the heat. and he keeps frozen water to take with him all the time.
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• United States
13 Jul 12
Though we don't have A/C accept in the bedrooms, I do feel for those who have to be outside with the sun beating down on them. I don't see how they can do it, your son must be able to cope with the heat..
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Jul 12
hi bunnybon and carm good idea about the frozen water. the mail carrier was wearing an Aussie hat yesterday and he was feeling the heat too.while i sat baking across the street an asphalt company was workng pouring new asphalt on the parking lot of an apartment complex. those guys looked so hot. I burst into a flood of sweat in the doctor;s officer and of course all my vitals were too high. the doctor said it was because I was'overheated.last night I left the air conditioner on til about 11p m as I was feeling a bit too warm yet. the doctor is now on computers and is having a time using it,he had to revert to writing on paper my blood work and my prescripton too. said the old ways were faster. poor guy. hes so nice.thats why I go ten miles to keep the doctor I have had for some fifteen or twenty years, It was ten degrees cooler there than here in Garden Grove.
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@gabs8513 (48694)
• United Kingdom
12 Jul 12
Hi Sweetie I certainly think you where over heated, here the Weather is not that good at all, we have not had a Summer as such maybe 2 weeks of it and that was it, all we are getting is rain rain and more rain I am so fed up with it now Summer is nearly over but no Summer has been here I am glad you feel better today though just keep drinking plenty of Water
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Jul 12
hi gabs oh gissi looks so cute, a new hair cut wow. yes the doctor said that I was just running high cause I was overheated. they just got put on computers and at first he did just fine, then he tried to send blood work via computer to Quest lab and it balked and he tried to send my presciption to Gold Crest and it froze. so he had two different people try to help him and they both said"Doc do igt on paper for now" so he did laughing and saying "it was easier the old way"meanwhile my bus came and left so the office girl called Acess bus and they send a limo cab of me. wow some class. he he we are so dry her Gab s it could be another fall with bad wild firs and more homes burned and forest land ruined if we do not get any rain today its cool go figure.i am now drinking water again today to stay feeling good again,. Gissi looks so cute n ow wow. hug him for me. hugs from hatley
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@gabs8513 (48694)
• United Kingdom
13 Jul 12
I hope there will be no Fire Gissi had to have the Hair cut because of his skin and it is so much easier now for me treat him when he has sores and that he sends lots of Hugs back always
• United States
13 Jul 12
Oh yes this heat lately has been extremely muggy and while I am most definitely love the summertime over the winter I can't take these muggy days. With my sugars and blood pressure as well the heat really takes its toll on me and not being able to catch your breath as easily in the mugginess is not how I want to spend my summer. Today is one of those days where I am just waiting for the sun to go down so I can get a little bit of relief. We have the air conditioner installed but when it is this muggy it does nothing more than run up my electric bill. I have noticed the last few weeks it seems like the evenings are hotter than the days and there is no breeze. But I will take this heat over the snow and cold any day becuase I hate the winter and at least with the heat there are a few days that is cools and you can get out and enjoy yourself as in the winter at least where I live when it is winter there is almost never any relief from the cold and snow.
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Jul 12
hi froggielover the mornings here in Sou then Calif have been cool hen hot in the afternoon but it waited for me to get so hot' I felt ill I guess . good thing I was going to the doctor for my 3 month diabetic checkup. sweat gushed off me and I found it hard to breathe and my blood sugar and pressure and everything was too high,the doctor said you are just overheated, you will be fine soon. I have diabetes and high blood pressure too. today its just pleasant not over 70 all day .the doctor was moved in to a new office and put on computers.he did great at first but when he wanted to send bloodwork to quest lab the machine balked and when he tried to send a prescription to Gold crest again the computer frpze. so finally he did it the old way paper prescription and paper blood work too..feel fine tonight. lol
• United States
13 Jul 12
You need to be careful about the heat. Getting too overheated is dangerous and can even be deadly. I'm glad that you're feeling better today. My boyfriend came in earlier and said that it was dreadfully hot out. I haven't gone outside at all for several days now, so all I know is whatever temperature the a/c is set at. I'd rather not deal with the heat, and me not going out means that I don't spend as much money (I still manage to spend some though, since I have a bad habit of asking my boyfriend to pick up "a few things" while he's out running errands).
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Jul 12
hi wilsongoddard I am so glad to feel human again.yeserday when I got in to the doctors air conditioned room it felt so good and sweat just gushed off me.99 in Garden Grove 80 in Tustin. poor man he had such a time trying to send blood work to quest lab on the computer and finally gave it up and made out a paper prescription and paper bloodwork He said the old ways are faster. lol i had been staying in also during the hot part of the day but y esterday I really got sick by the time I got to the doctor. the air conditioned room and water helped me to start getting back to normal. I got to ride home in Access limo cab so that was nice.
@mentalward (14692)
• United States
12 Jul 12
Wow, Hatley! You're lucky that you were going to your doctor's and not someplace else! Yes, it is so easy to get heat stroke in this kind of weather. It's a shame your appointment wasn't today, though, since it's cooler. I sure can sympathize and empathize with you. I thought I was going into heat stroke or at least heat prostration when I was stuck in that broken car a week ago this past Sunday. When I got home, I also drank water like crazy. I couldn't wait, though, and we stopped at McDonald's on the way home and I picked up some lemonade. Normally, I sip my drinks but I had that lemonade gone well before we reached home. I've learned a lesson: NEVER leave the house on a very hot day without water or Gatorade or something to at least replenish some of the fluids lost from the heat! Maybe you should get a refillable water bottle and always take that with you, at least in the summer on especially hot days. I know I will from now on! PLEASE be careful, okay? We sure don't want to be losing our eldest (???) and most respected member here! You're just too near and dear to the hearts of so many myLotters, you know.
@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Jul 12
oh my lost all my comment copy paste to clipboard.yes it was good if I had to get sick it w as at the right place. my bp was t oo high, my pulse was too rapid, my breathing too rapid and mytemp was up too.Dr.Schrieman said y ou are just overheated, they gave me some water and in the air conditioned rooms I started feeling much better.today would have been great,its cool, and breezy b ut I do not have to go b ack for 3 months now.they just got on the computer and at the crucial time he wanted to send blood work via computer and a prescription to Gold crest the machine froze. he had two people come in and they both said"oh doc just do it on paper for now" and they left. so he wrote out the bloodworkd and the prescription and said" its actually easier this way" and we both laughte
@suzzy3 (8344)
12 Jul 12
You must have felt awful.I am reading loads of people who live where it is hot.We live in England and it is so wet it has been raining almost non stop for three months. We could do with some of your heat and you could do with some rain to cool you down.I had to laugh about the computer in your doctors surgery ,sometimes the heat stops them from working.Back to the paper in the end write things out like the old days.Sounds like you had a good lift home then.Keep drinking water and try to keep cool.
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Jul 12
hi suzzy I think that the compute company should have given the two doctors some lessons in using their computers. loll.we are so dry here and if that goes on til fall means more wild fires, more homes lost. more hundreds of acres of forest land destroyed too.Yes I enjoyed my ride home in style lol and i drank and drank water til I felt good again.really cooler today,go figure could have used this weather yesterday. lol
• United States
12 Jul 12
The intense heat and humidity can really do damage to a person. One must keep drinking plenty of fluids and take breaks as well, especially if you are doing any type of activity that causes you to sweat. People with health conditions need to be aware that they are more at risk for heat exhaustion. Glad you are better today.
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Jul 12
hi Elusivebutterfly have not seen you in awhile good to know you are here.it was funny how just walking to the bus a few hundred feet away made me gush sweat and in the air condioning if felt so good. I was surprised that my pulse was up , my bp was u p and my blood sugar. but the doctor said its because you got overheated.too I was not sure the bus driver could find the place as its new and they just moved into it. I willremember to take some water with me next time.
@jaiho2009 (39174)
• Philippines
12 Jul 12
dear Hatley, Nice to hear you are fine now ma'm It's rainy season here in our country but it seldom rains and the weather is always humid. I understand the thirst, tiredness and discomfort. I use to accompany my mother in-law who is also a diabetic patient when she goes for check up. I know how hard it is, but she's a fighter though. Take care and have a nice day ma'm
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@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Jul 12
hi jaiho yes today I feel better and some of it might be because getting overheated shot my blood sugar up.I was embarrassed at how much I was sweating. it ran off my face and my arms. getting into the air conditioned rooms felt so o oo good.wow.today its just right with some damp ocean air blowing in from the Pacific yesterday the humidity was as bad at the heat.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
21 Jul 12
hi hatley, i love the way you bounce back. really great. take care. ann
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@ajithlal (14705)
• India
28 Jul 12
I think you should try to eat food at the right time Hatley and try not to skip any of the breakfast, lunch, or supper. I think the climate of USA is very hot and most probably it might the hot weather that made you sweaty and feeling hot yesterday. I think most probably the climate might change there from hot to cool and also most probably you must be working very hard and traveling and going here and there without rest in between and be busy might be making you more overheated. I am glad that everything turned fine at the end of the day Hatley.
@dragon54u (31620)
• United States
13 Jul 12
Most people don't realize how much damage the heat can do to them. I'm glad you feel better but next time take an umbrella to shade you and some water to drink. I can't take the heat and last week was really miserable for me with temps over 100° for several days. Thank God for A/C!!! You be careful about going out in the heat!
@mr_pearl (5019)
• India
13 Jul 12
Hi Hatley... Please take of your health dear... You're a valuable friend... I'm not given to emotionality easily, but after reading your post, I felt something... Take care my friend...
• India
13 Jul 12
Hatley, sad to hear about your health issues, hope you are fine now. Take proper medicines and follow doctor's prescription. wish you to get well soon. Here climate is cool now and raining a little bit.
@sylvia13 (1850)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
13 Jul 12
Our weather here en Graz is a bit like that too! One day it is very hot, then one gets a storm, it is windy, it rains, with gigantic pieces of hail some time and the much awaited cooler evening arrives, but then the next day it is more of the same again! Thank goodness I don't have problems like yours, but I still feel sorry for older people and those that have problems with diabetes or blood pressure!