The more posts you read, the more you'll see how very many of us have very low tolerances to heat, sun, and humidity, without it wreaking complete havoc on our issues. I'm one of those. I can walk the dogs in the New England winters, in the snow, with shorts, boots, a tee shirt and jacket, and feel just dandy....married to a man who wears sweatshirts at the beach when it's 90 degrees. Fighting for control of the windows/fans/air conditioner in the bedroom is always dramatic.
I'll add to the emphasis that a dehumidifier will become one of your best friends, too. True, the temperature is a huge factor, but getting that humidity out in the summer will help you feel and even breathe so much better. They're a God-send.
I'm a stay-at-home and with current situation of recent surgeries and complications, I spend a lot of day in my hospital bed. (I have one, covered by insurance due to my stenosis diagnosis, and it's a great back up, no pun, for when we cannot sleep in the same bed because I'm either kicking my legs around, can't get cool, shuffling, tossing, up and down, or moaning in pain)....so when I'm in my own little bed, I have a fan on me full time. A simple thing, but it's incredible how helpful it is in wicking away any perspiration and just keeping my body at a cooler temperature.
Good luck to you.
EDIT: Regarding laminectomies (and other surgeries). In my experience with my back, my neurosurgeon said due to the degree of nerve damage, (the longer it's been impinged, the longer it'll take to regenerate if it's going to), to give it two years. With all of my surgeries (spinal and both hip replacements) there's always been spans of itchiness and numbness. For me, most of it passes with time, and much of it is part of the healing process taking place. I've had it each time, so I'm quite familiar with what you speak of.
Post Edited (Sookie Snows) : 7/30/2013 6:47:49 PM (GMT-6)