Monday, July 31, 2006

I guess this says it all

                                                   

 A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT TUESDAY.

HIGHS TODAY WILL VARY FROM 100 TO 105 DEGREES WITH AFTERNOON HEAT
INDICES OF 105 TO 110 DEGREES. THE HOT WEATHER WILL LINGER INTO
TUESDAY. HIGHS ON TUESDAY WILL BE COOLER...RANGING FROM 90 TO
95 DEGREES. HOWEVER...THE HUMIDITY WILL BE HIGHER ON TUESDAY...
AND WILL COMBINE WITH THE TEMPERATURES TO PRODUCE HEAT INDICES
NEAR 105 DEGREES TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE
POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED
ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND
NEIGHBORS.

    Another wonderful day of sweat and grumpy moods.   I went to 3 different stores yesterday looking for a new cheap pool.  They are all sold out, imagine that.   So Rick found the leak in mine and patched it.  At least one of the leaks.  There is still a slow one because alot of the air is out this morning.   We all 3 sat around drinking gallons of tea and water and getting in and out of the pool to stay cool.  When you first get in it is so cold you feel like your heart will burst but it doesn't take long to feel wonderful.

   Rick just got back from a ride.  I am ticked he didn't wake me up so we both could go.  Early is the only way to go if you want to ride.  I suppose I could ride alone but it is nicer with 2. 

    I am so sick of this weather.  I only have AC in my bedrooms and cooking is simply out of the question in doors.   Yesterday we made beef franks and had a cold salad.  I think we will grill kabobs today and make a sweet potato on the grill also.  We have been eating out on the patio because even as hot as it is it is cooler then in the house with the breeze.  Tomorrow we are suppose to get rain and cool down.  I bet it will be lovely on my first day back to work.

    The doctor increased my HCTZ which will help keep the fluid off.  She doesn't know if I have had a BNP test when I was in with my heart cath but will check.  I don't think I will get one if I haven't unless I have some problem down the line.  That test can measure pretty accurately if you have heart failure.CHF 

    Sometimes, (I know I know, as a nurse this might look pretty stupid), it is better not to know.  What you don't know sometimes can't hurt you.  I am weird that way.  I never got a mamogram for years because I am just sure it is something I will never have to worry about.  When they thought I had cancer a few years back and I even had to see a cancer doctor to do my surgery, I still didn't believe I could have cancer.  I just felt I would know if I were that ill.  It wasn't cancer and I feel the same way now.  I just think I would know if I was that sick.  When I meditate I concentrate on my body and feel I am pretty in tune with it.  I can usually pin point problem area's when I am that relaxed so I can work on that area in my meditation.  Don't feel like my heart is that big of a problem yet.  However,  I do realize getting edema this bad is a symptom and something I have to keep on top of.  Maybe this new asthma is related also but I don't feel like it is something that should keep me from exercising so I will continue.  If I can't seem to lose weight all of a sudden,  I can still stay fit.  Right!

   Well, I have some housework I want to do before it gets too hot and I want to post some pictures for the Krissy's photo scavenger hunt and John's photo op.  Stay cool everyone.

3 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

SAME HERE!!!!!!!
ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
maybe we could get a few of us together & go to Canada for the remainer of the Summer? LOL
Hugs, Sug

springangel235 said...

The heat is awful here too...really bad.  Cooking in the house is out here too...only the grill and that is after the sun goes down.  Hope you stay cool...please take care.
Hugs and love,
Joyce

inquestoftruth said...

No a/c in the kitchen?  my goodness!!    The heat here in 'Bama is about to do me in... surely a break is coming.  Hopefully when it gets here your asthma will be better too.
~Meg