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NiNi53
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   Posted 7/22/2011 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok I getting a little worried, every post I have looked at today, the temp is at least 100, with heat indexs upwards of 115.
 
I live in Maryland, but I know not all do, is it hot all over, I mean not just hot, its take your breath away heat and humidity.  We have had warnings all week as to seniors, anyone with breathing problems, the disabled not to go out if you dont have to.  I feel very fortunate, I dont have to go out. I went out at 11am but I got to go in a car with ac, and the apart. has ac.  The heat and humidiity took my breath away.
 
I dont watch the news as it depresses me so much, but I think I will take a look at the weather channel.
 
Also, a word, seriously if you dont have to go out dont.  If you have to go out please take plenty of water with you, and maybe some cold washcloths, I put them in ziplock bags when I have to go out, even when its just in the eightys, I still carry water and cold cloths of some kind. 
 
So everyone be very careful out there if you must go out there, and I know some of you do, I feel for you, and please take care of yourselves. 

degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

Jim1969
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   Posted 7/22/2011 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Here in Illinois we have been under excessive heat warning since last Sunday. Daily heat indexes have been around 105-115 for the most part.

Monday or Tuesday we are expecting a small break with less humidity and actual temp in the upper 80's but then by mid week the heat is expected to return with actual temps back into the mid to upper 90's.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

NiNi53
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   Posted 7/22/2011 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
So there it is I mean Illinois, who would have thought it would be that hot.  When I think of the midwest, I always think cold, thank you for setting me straight.
 
I do prefer warm weather to cold, really dont like winter at all, bones hurting etc.  But this is excessive, so again I say stay in if you can, if you cannot, take water and anything else you can think of to keep this oppressive heat off of you.
 
Take care, hope you are doing well.  Well as well as we can huh?
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

Blessedx8
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   Posted 7/22/2011 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Kathy....
 
We've traveled to most of the states.... and I'll tell you - that area of yours (Maryland/DC) is hot, hot, hot - and w/ the humidity!  -- honestly, I don't know how you all do it; I really don't. 
 
I feel bad even saying this about the weather here (San Francisco Bay).  It's particularly cool... the highs for this week are mid-80's. 
 
With my health issues - the A/C runs constantly (we get a medical reduction for this; not much, but it helps some)... I have to keep the house at 69 to 70.  The boys are used to it (they just blankets, wear sweatshirts, etc).... but I've frozen these two little girls out of the house!!
 
I'm sorry to those of you fighting the heat, humidity, no A/C... all of that.  I agree, Kathy - it's scary when it gets that hot and w/ that high of humidity - especially for people w/ health issues, seniors, etc. 
 
--Tina

Heather Lynn
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   Posted 7/22/2011 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm in Michigan and we just finished up a week of extreme heat warnings. Looks like we're going to get a bit of a break in the heat beginning this weekend, at least enough that going outside won't be out of the question.
Fibromyalgia, low back pain/SI joint dysfunction, anxiety, obstructive sleep apnea, endometriosis, asthma

NiNi53
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   Posted 7/22/2011 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Tina, right now I am so jealous of you, but being a hometown girl (ok girl is a bit of a tall tale, but its mine), I was born in Walter Reed Army Hospital, which is in Washington D.C., I am  an army brat, when I was small we lived in France for about 4 years, I dont remember much, I was 2 when we got there and almost 6 when we came stateside again.
 
My father continued to travel where the army sent him, but my mom settled in the suburbs of Maryland, I have lived through many D.C. summers and they are not fun, but I would not live anywhere else.  This part of Md. is a melting pot of so many people, with bi-racial children and grandchildren, its been not so much of a fight against the lack of tolerance for people who are by some standards different.
 
So although the summers are more and more difficult as the years go by, I have just learned when to go outside and when to stay in.  I do this all the time, start out with one subject and go into another, so I will stay with the weather and hope you are doing well, I have always wanted to travel, and I still intend to it happens that San Francisco was one of those places I intend to get to one of these days.  I have not been on a plane in 20 years, I know for a fact I will have to take at least 2 20mg valium to get on a plane, so I wont be traveling anytime soon.
 
I think Ive done it again, ok I am going, take care Tina, and I hope you are feeling well, so sorry to go off track.
 
Its a curse,lol, take care
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

straydog
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   Posted 7/22/2011 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
We are breaking records here in Texas with this heat. I just cannot remember it being so hot here. Its like we went straight to 100 plus weather. I can't get out when the air is bad because of breathing issues. When I am out in the mornings very, very early I have these clothes that stay cold wrapped around my neck & head. If I can keep my head from getting so hot then i stay a little cooler. Even doing what I am the water still just drips off of me. My pain medication does cause me to sweat horribly, add hot weather and I am dripping wet when I come in. I head straight to the shower because I am soaked from head to toe.

Yesterday I was messing with the pool and noticed one of the eyes was not swirling the water much so I adjusted it to get the water moving. That helps keep the water cool when the water circulates. It felt like bath water not refreshing at all. I think I need a load of dry ice.

For folks with fans sitting around, I read to freeze a gallon jug with water and set it frozen in front of the fan and it would blow cooler air, makes sense to me, lol.

The key to heat is just stay in if you can.
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snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 7/22/2011 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
You all should move here to Seattle.... Been in the 60s.

We gonna get up to 78 by Sunday!!!!
Donna
Tethered Spinal Cord~1.5x1.2 cm spinal cord cyst at L5/S1  (Lumbar Laminectemy completed 9/10/09)~Scolosis~Migrains~Leg Deformity~Foot Deformity~Knee, Hip, Back, Neck Pain~Severe Depression~Insomenia~DDD~Artheritis (Spine)~Spinal Bone Spurs~NEW: Herniated Disc T5/T6 
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you can ride on"
~Roseane Barr~
 

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 7/22/2011 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hot here in KS too! 60% humidity...just kills a person. Me, I stay inside under the AC cause I don't sweat like others. I have and have had all my life deficent sweat glands that make it to where I will heat stroke if I stay outside very long.

Temps have been in the 100's for a moth and a half at least! Don't look like a break in sight for now!


Hugssss,

Stay cool my friends!

Scarred
I live to "Tame My Pain!"

momtofourangels
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   Posted 7/22/2011 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone I live in western New York. We have horrible humidity too. Yesterday it was a high of 95 with 70% humidity and today 95 with 60% humidity. It's really tough with no AC. Thank you so much straydog for the hint of freezing a gallon jug of water. Now if I could find an empty one. I picked out a portable ac on the Walmart website. Now I just need to order it. I wish they could get it here in one day, but no telling what that would cost.

Take care everyone. I have a little fan with water in it that I take with me when we go out. The cold washcloths sound good here in the apartment. Be careful everyone.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion
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