We went to N. Wisconsin for a week, the 14-21st. I can't tolerate heat at all anymore, specifically any type of activity that increases my body temperature.
We went to a flea market, a huge one, a family tradition, just me and my two sons age 24 & 26. After strolling around for about 45 minutes in the sun, I started to feel heat symptoms coming on as the heat rose into the 70's for the day. Basically, I feel weak, dizzy, lightheaded, and I need to lay down in the shade and cool off. There was no place to lay down.
I had my new disabled tag but there hadn't been any spots left, and I'd left my cane in the car. I was so sick by the time we made it to the shelter, and my youngest son was really scared. He particularly, really hates to see his loved ones sick. It took me about a half hour to cool off suffiently to make it back to the car.
I'd gone to the ladie's room, and the women looked at me drag myself in there and let me go in first. At the sink afterward I cooled myself with cold water for about 10 minutes. I slowed down traffic in there considerably. lol
Then my son and I sat under the shelter about 20 minutes and my other son pulled the car up as far as he could to pick us up.
I felt sorry for myself and told my son I hate not being able to be outside, and he said he understood that. He loves the outdoors too.
I told him I think I need a wheelchair for times like this, and that seemed to distress us both a bit.
I was always "super mom" when the boys were growing up. There was nothing I couldn't do. I was strong, healthy and athletic, I often outpaced my own family.
Anyway, thanks for indulging my whine....
It was still a nice vacation because we were in a shaded campground in the Northwoods.
I hope and pray my sons never have to deal with this stupid disease.
Take care, Ewizabeth Previously Avonex, Rebif & Copaxone RRMS ~Tysabri, 31 infusions, ended 9/09. Starting Copaxone 12/09, waiting for Cladribine to be approved in 2010.