Friday, July 16, 2010

Weather Forecast: Hot, Humid, Humid, oh, Did I Mention HUMID???

Oh. My. Flippin'. WORD!

Yesterday at 8 AM it was 75 degrees, and the dew point was also 75, which gave us a humidity of 99 percent. Yes, I said NINETY-NINE (well, I didn't SAY it...) As in, ONE LESS than a hundred.
Myasthenia Gravis and humidity are like gasoline and fire. Add gas (in this case humidity, not flatulence!) to MG and BOOM! Disaster of epic proportions.

Doug and I had an appointment yesterday, and then I had to go to the chiropractor. I took literally 3 steps, and it felt like I hit a cement wall. I felt like I was breathing stoup (thicker than soup, not AS thick as stew). My legs and arms felt like lead, and it was VERY difficult not to fall down. I had to lean on my husband; literally as well as figuratively!

When we got home, it honestly took me 4 or 5 minutes to get from the car to the door...maybe 100 feet? We have kind of weird, long steps to the back door, and I could barely get up them! I had to bend forward and put my hands on the adjacent deck to get up one step at a time. It was ridiculous. Thankfully, I felt fine other than that and my eyes, which were going crazy. I SO hope the new glasses with slight prisms work. The strain is awful. It's so exhausting.

We had also gone to Walgreen's really quickly on the way home to get Q-tips. You would not think that Q-tips with plastic stems (for lack of a better word) would be so WORTHLESS. I was not paying attention to my "stash," and ran out of the cardboard-stick ones. (The wooden-stick ones are worthless too...they just snap).

See, I use these to clean my trach. The plastic ones are simply useless. They don't get the crud out. The wooden ones are useless as well. So cardboard it must be. By the way, my husband and I are the only people I know who go to a store for Q-tips and end up leaving $46.00 later. HUH?? Well, I DID need a new electric girly razor because mine quite literally died. Bit the big bullet. I think maybe the repetitious falling off the counter may have had something to do with it.

And Doug needed a couple of teeny batteries. Have you noticed that the smaller the battery the larger the price?? What's up with that?? So anywho. Auntie Shawn watched Jacob, God bless her, so we didn't have to haul him in and out of the heat and keep track of him during our appointments.

Thanks heavens the humidity broke last night, and I could finally breathe again. It's supposed to be 88 or 89 for the next few days, then back up to mid-90's with high, high humidity again. I'm "this close" to moving to Alaska!

Just call me Nanuk!


CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Oyh! I hate when the humidity gets that high so I can only imagine how much worse it is for you! Here's hoping it stays low and the forecasters are wrong!

Cheers :-)
- Rainforest Mommy

Anonymous said...

I have quite the obsession with Q-tips (my ears are ridiculously water-sensitive)...AND I TOTALLY AGREE!

The cardboard ones are the best. Hands down. I hate how half the time I end up in the baby or cosmetic aisle looking for Q-tips though.

Karen Mortensen said...

Sorry about all of this. Hang in there. Thank God for AC though.
I have said I was going to move to Alaska several times too when I was having hot flashes really bad.

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