A heatwave is upon us here in Nth NSW.
We’re looking at a week of temperatures around 40-44 deg Celsius. Which is REALLY hot.
SMASH CUT to me screaming: ‘Help me, I’m meltiiiiiiing……….’
This is an uncomfortable kind of heat for regular folks, and the kind where doctors recommend everyone keep up with their hydration and watch for heatstroke, but it’s very debilitating for some people who have POTS and/or EDS III.
Especially if you don’t have air conditioning — which we don’t.
For me, the heat makes my blood pressure drop waaay too low, my heart rate race waaay too high and my pain increase. I become more exhausted than usual and because my body always struggles to regulate it’s own temperature, I struggle majorly with keeping myself cool.
So aside from dreaming of snow, you’ll find me this week hydrating non-stop, keeping as cool as I possibly can, and aside from some basic physio exercises, mostly reclining so that my blood pressure can stay regulated.
Basically a whole lot of trying not to pass out. 😳🙏🏼 If things get bad, the hospital for I.V fluids.
Apart from all the yucky things I will be feeling, some nice things I will be trying to do are:
– Painting nails with my girls
– Catching up on some Seinfeld
– Enjoying the slightly cooler breeze that flows through the house in the wee small hours of the morning
– And reading more of The Brain’s Way of Healing.
Good luck to my fellow heatwave warriors! And to everyone else, not in a heatwave, I’m very, very, very jealous of you.