OK - Sorry guys, just gotta jump in here. You are talking about
natural heat - but I have to tell you about
some man-made heat. I was stationed onboard a Forrest Sherman class destroyer on a cruise in the Med - Indian Ocean - and Persian Gulf in 1981. My ship was 25 years old at the time, and woefully under AC'd. Being the supply officer (Suppo), I had the best stateroom onboard (besides the Captain) and it got DOWN to 95 degrees at night. They liked to mess with the Suppo, so they would send me down into the boiler rooms to do inspections (ha-ha).
I climbed down the ladder the first time, and there was this big boiler tech chief, sitting on a stool in front of a giant fan. It felt like standing in front of a mega-ton hair dryer. I could NOT stay there! So I stepped out of the breeze and into - absolute suffocating, broiling stillness. I couldn't breathe. I could NOT stay there! So I jumped back into the breeze. Bottom line, it was 140 degrees in those spaces. It felt like my nose hairs were burning. The corpsman had the engineers on 2 hour watches due to heat stress. We gave each guy a #10 can of frozen water (about
the size of a large coffee can) at the start of their watch, and they drank it as it melted. And we had mostly 18 to 21 year old guys down there running those giant, red-hot machines, and doing it with a very chipper and professional attitude. I'll never forgot one particularly efficient, particularly young BT coming up to me with his clipboard and saying, "Good evening, LT. Would you like to check some gauges with me?" There were just some amazing kids on board that warship.
Anyway - I agree, hot is hot. But THAT was ridiculous.
Age: 53; 52 at DX
March 2006: PSA 2.5
Dec 2007: PSA taken for insurance application. I did not see the results until late
Jan '08 - after I was rejected. Their lab said PSA 4.5.
Feb 2008: PSA 3.7.
March 2008: Biopsy. Gleason 7 (4+3) 12 cores taken. 5 on the left side were
cancerous and the 6th was suspect.
May 5, 2008: Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy at GW Hospital, Washington DC.
Post op: Gleason 9 (4+5). 15% of prostate involved. Stage: pT3a. Negative margins. Lymph node and nerve samples taken, and appeared to be cancer free.
July 2008: PSA at 7 weeks was undetectable.
August 2008: PSA at 14 weeks (3 months) was undetectable.
Nov 2008: PSA at 6 months was undetectable.