Too much is too much

@GardenGerty (145160)
United States
June 19, 2022 11:45am CST
I had plans for today, but at 3 this morning I was wakened by the worst stomach cramps I have had in about forty years. I immediately figured it was kind of a heat sickness and decided to rehydrate myself. I poured a tiny bit of gatorade and drank it. Within minutes I threw it up. TMI, right? I paced, lay down, sat down, paced some more, and an hour later tried ginger peach tea. Same thing. I made up my mind to drive to urgent care when it opened. At 6 a.m. I messaged the pastor that I would not be able to be worship leader today and why. Bob called me at 7:30 and I told him I was sick. I eventually slept some more, in small increments. I turned the a/c in the bedroom really cold. I could stay asleep 30 minutes to an hour at a time. IF Lady cat did not lay on my sore stomach. By the time the urgent care would have been open at 9 I was awake, and feeling quite a bit better.. I am keeping that option open though. So, I was outside in the heat too much yesterday. That includes mowing for an hour and a half, then drinking coffee because I had a headache at the end of the day. Totally wrong thing to do. Plans for today include no more than 15 minutes at a time out of the a/c rooms. Fruits, juices and cold meals are on the schedule. More naps. Not going to church, to see Bob or anything else. Too much heat is too much heat. I feel so badly for those without a/c for an of their space.
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@DaddyEvil (81654)
• United States
19 Jun
I hope you feel better quickly. Try to sleep as much as possible but if you get worse, head in to urgent care. Heat sickness is no joke.
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@marlina (146661)
• Canada
19 Jun
Heat stroke can be very dangerous.
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@DaddyEvil (81654)
• United States
19 Jun
@marlina I got lost in the desert years ago and ended up in the hospital for a week with heat stroke and sun stroke. It was not a fun time.
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@marlina (146661)
• Canada
20 Jun
@DaddyEvil OMG, it must have been awful. I got a glimpse of that once when gardening. I was at the bottom of the front yard working in the rock garden, and suddenly it hit me so bad. Our house was on top of a hill, I thought I would never get there. I don't want to relive this again.
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@BloggerDi (2862)
• United States
19 Jun
Wow! That's scary. My car air conditioner needs to be repaired. I felt quite ill twice last week after driving around town in 90F and higher temps with high humidity. I didn't get as sick as you, but I decided to limit my driving to mornings until I get my A/C fixed!
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@Dreamerby (1597)
19 Jun
What's the median temperature like in United States?
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@BloggerDi (2862)
• United States
19 Jun
@Dreamerby My guess is about 80F in the summer.
@GardenGerty (145160)
• United States
26 Jun
My car a/c struggles in the worst of this. Climate varies across the US. @Dreamerby .We have been around 80 F at night and in the upper 90's to 100 in the daytime. In the winter it will drop to below zero F.
@Nakitakona (49411)
• Philippines
23 Jun
Now the lesson is learned. Too much is not good especially when the person is aging.
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@GardenGerty (145160)
• United States
26 Jun
Yes, it is hard. I am working on drinking more water and staying out of the heat.
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@Nakitakona (49411)
• Philippines
27 Jun
@GardenGerty That's the good thing to do.
@LindaOHio (95768)
• United States
20 Jun
I'm sorry you were sick but glad that you're feeling a little better. Stay cool and hydrated. I too pity those without AC!
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@GardenGerty (145160)
• United States
26 Jun
A/C can be too expensive for some. I remember various little old couples that would spend most of their day in the library or at Wendy's to be cool.
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@LindaOHio (95768)
• United States
27 Jun
@GardenGerty That's such a shame. We are fortunate that we can afford to run the AC and the heat whenever we need it.
@RubyHawk (63132)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
I feel badly for everyone that has to work outside all day in the heat without even a shade. Glad you’re feeling better.
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@GardenGerty (145160)
• United States
26 Jun
My experience of overdoing it was all by my own choice, and that is kind of bad.
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@RubyHawk (63132)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jun
@GardenGerty Sometimes we don’t always do what’s best for ourselves. I like to finish any job I start too.
@marlina (146661)
• Canada
19 Jun
Yes, too much heat can be very dangerous.
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@GardenGerty (145160)
• United States
26 Jun
You know, I know to be nicer to myself but it does not always happen., I will be more careful.
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@marlina (146661)
• Canada
26 Jun
@GardenGerty , You better be more careful.
@RebeccasFarm (65437)
• United States
19 Jun
Oh dear take it easy there Heather you must. Sorry the heat has bothered you..I hope it is just the heat and nothing else too. I do know how this is..no AC here and I am nauseous most all the time.
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@GardenGerty (145160)
• United States
26 Jun
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• United States
26 Jun
@GardenGerty haha Hi Bitty
@Dreamerby (1597)
19 Jun
Oh no!! Was it because of the heat? Is it really hot in United States? Where do you live? I thought ac is not needed in United States.
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@GardenGerty (145160)
• United States
26 Jun
More than half the United States needs air conditioning at least part of the year. I do not use as much as some but usually in June through September I find it helpful.
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@Dreamerby (1597)
4h
@GardenGerty What's the average temperature like?
@JudyEv (278845)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Jun
Goodness, that does sound really bad. I'm glad you've recovered somewhat now.
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@GardenGerty (145160)
• United States
26 Jun
It took a couple of days, and I still feel at times like a floppy wet noodle.
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@wolfgirl569 (56109)
• Marion, Ohio
20 Jun
Hope you are feeling much better now. We dont use the ac partly for that reason. It means we get more used to the heat and have less trouble when we have to be out an extended period of time working
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@GardenGerty (145160)
• United States
26 Jun
I would have probably been okay if I had kept up with fluids. I do not have the option to cool the whole place, but feel it is important to have rooms where we can get cool if only briefly.
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@dya80dya (26612)
19 Jun
I don't have a/c. I hope you will feel better. How many degrees are there?
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@GardenGerty (145160)
• United States
26 Jun
We were at 95-100 F. that is about 35-38 C.
@rebelann (98806)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Jun
You might have had a heat stroke, vomiting in one of the symptoms I think.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heat-stroke/symptoms-causes/syc-20353581
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@GardenGerty (145160)
• United States
26 Jun
I felt it was more likely heat exhaustion. Also not a fun thing. I did not run a fever, but boy did I have muscle cramps in my stomach and back as well as legs. I am being more careful now. Plus, even a week later, I am still tired.
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@AmbiePam (59066)
• United States
19 Jun
My dad is always after his wife not to work too hard in the garden because she doesn't watch herself in the heat. I hope you feel better.
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@GardenGerty (145160)
• United States
26 Jun
We need people to help us watch over ourselves.
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@oahuwriter (23490)
• United States
4h
How are you doing? Did you go to the clinic? Hope you feel better soon!