Old  July 23rd, 2016, 4:33pm     #1771
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You have to wipe off the buckets of sweat though I am staying inside,I do not do well in the heat anymore

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Oppressively hot. I hear you about the snow thing, but at least I do not have to shovel the heat.

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  Old  July 23rd, 2016, 6:25pm     #1772
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I have never done well in the heat. When our power went out this afternoon, I immediately started feeling sweaty and uncomfortable. Thank goodness it only lasted about an hour and a half, but it was bad right from the beginning, when it's in the upper 90's.

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  Old  July 23rd, 2016, 10:07pm     #1773
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Crikey, that sucks, bunbun!

I would prefer perfect weather every day, of course. But I can't have that, so I would rather have summer over winter. I am very cold sensitive, like my fingers blanche out when it is 60 degrees - and that's with gloves on. They hurt so much!

But you can just put your frozen food outside if you lose power in the winter.

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  Old  July 23rd, 2016, 10:50pm     #1774
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That's unusual and bad about your cold sensitivity. I would never think of 60 degrees as being the least bit cold. I guess there is nothing you can do about your cold sensitivity?

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  Old  July 25th, 2016, 9:28pm     #1775
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My hands and feet are cold almost all of the time. If I had a nickel for every time a patient pulled away from me and said, "Your hands are so cold", I would have a whole lot of nickels. I would always answer, "Be glad you don't have to touch my feet." Except the patients with high fever loved my hands.... And having to wash the hands constantly didn't help. I never had time to run the water to get it warm.

Talking about my poor circulation with a doctor years ago, I asked what I could do. He said, "Move to Hawaii." I kid you not. I told him that was nothing I wanted to do more than move back and stay forever.

Docs agree I seem to have Raynaud's syndrome. Another great thing about being me.

In case you have not heard of that before:

What is Raynaud's phenomenon?

Raynaud's (say "ray-NOHZ") phenomenon is a problem with blood flow. Your body doesn't send enough blood to your hands and feet, so they feel very cold and numb. In most cases, this lasts for a short time when your body overreacts to cold temperatures.

For most people, Raynaud's is more of a nuisance than a disability.

Often Raynaud's has no known cause.

Certain things can trigger an attack of symptoms. The most common trigger is exposure to cold. In the cold, it's normal for the body to narrow the small blood vessels to the skin and to open the blood vessels to the inside parts of the body to keep the body warm. But with Raynaud's, the body restricts blood flow to the skin more than it needs to. Other triggers can include emotional stress and things that affect the flow of blood, such as smoking, caffeine, and some medicines.

During an attack of Raynaud's, the body limits blood flow to the hands and feet. This makes them feel cold and numb and then turn white or blue. As blood flow returns and the fingers or toes warm up, they may turn red and begin to throb and hurt. In rare cases, Raynaud's affects the nose or ears.

An attack most often lasts only a few minutes. But in some cases it may last more than an hour.

Yada yada yada

My fingers will do this, especially the the thumb, index and birdie on the right. They go first.


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  Old  July 25th, 2016, 11:22pm     #1776
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I have heard of Raynaud's before. There was brief period years ago when I suddenly had some kind of reaction like that, and the Dr. mentioned Raynauds. It was just my fingertips. I think it might have been a reaction to birth control pills or some other medication. Then when we first moved into this house, the floors were very cold - there was no insulation under them. My toes turned blue for a short time. But it went away after a while and I've never had that again. My feet especially are usually so hot. I have to run cold water over them, especially at bedtime, but the cooling effect only lasts a few minutes. I would love to have your cold hands on me. Even sitting in the house with the a/c on and sometimes also with a fan, I can still feel uncomfortably hot and sweaty. I know that's not normal. A long time ago, I was in a shopping mall with my father. Malls are usually kept pretty cool, and this was no exeption. We were in a Radio Shack and he was looking at calculators. I briefly held it then handed it to him. He wanted to know why it was wet. Just in the few seconds I held it, I got it sweaty. People have touched me and said I felt hot. Ever since I was a kid, I was always the hot one in the group, and not hot in a good way!

I'm sorry that you have your cold problem and that there isn't anything you can do about it - except move to Hawaii, which would be wonderful for you.

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  Old  July 26th, 2016, 5:09pm     #1777
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I guess we are inverse images. You should move to Whidbey Island. If the temps get up to the mid 70s, the locals talk about the brutal heat wave. Speaking of Whidbey, anyone hear from nb lately?

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I think that Whidbey would be a nice place, especially for the summer.

No, I haven't heard a word from northbluffer. I keep thinking about him and I know that he comes here occasionally, to sweep, I guess. When I have clicked on his name, it would say when he last visited. It's extra puzzling to me that he is coming to OLS sometimes, but not posting in one of the threads here to let us know that he's okay and what is happening. Surely, he must have moved by now, if he was talking about it last fall. I hope that everything is all right with him. It's looking like we're not going to hear from him again.

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  Old  July 28th, 2016, 12:46pm     #1779
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I guess he just has no time for us anymore.

I had to get out and mow yesterday. I started as early as I could, so it wasn't that bad at first. At first.

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I can't believe we have any flowers or veggies left with this heat and drought. I guess they're hanging in there with the constant water that I give them, but some of them, especially the tomatoes, look bad.

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  Old  July 30th, 2016, 8:04pm     #1781
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Freakin' weather is awful: either too hot or too wet (but I will acknowledge that rain is needed)! Stay inside and drink is the only solution but why complain?

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Late this afternoon, it good dark and thundered for an hour, but no rain.

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  Old  July 31st, 2016, 2:13am     #1783
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sounds like my kind of place,if it was around 70 all the time i would be happy


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I guess we are inverse images. You should move to Whidbey Island. If the temps get up to the mid 70s, the locals talk about the brutal heat wave. Speaking of Whidbey, anyone hear from nb lately?

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  Old  August 18th, 2016, 9:56am     #1784
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The temperatures have been a little lower lately - low 90's as opposed to high 90's but the higher humidity makes it feel just as bad or worse.

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  Old  August 19th, 2016, 1:13pm     #1785
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Hot.
Too hot.
Way too hot!
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