Feeling hot!!!

I couldn’t decide the topic for my post today, yesterday I’d gone through the internal battle I have when I buy anything so thought I’d share that but when I came to start to write an overwhelming force took hold and so today I’m going to write about that instead. I shall save my purchases until they come to share. 

So what was this overwhelming force?? P.O.T.S is what. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia. This hot streak has set off a chain of events that turn doing any small task into a marathon, and a task that others don’t think about like opening the front door into a lottery of whether I can get there and back without passing out. Now don’t get me wrong I love the summer, I prefer sunny days to rainy ones and the lovely blue sky is far nicer than a grey one. However this hot snap has made my P.O.T.S really flare and so I now constantly feel like I’m on a ship and the travel/sea sickness that goes along with that feeling is anything but fun. My brain, which normally isn’t exactly mensa standard, is complete mush and forming a coherent sentence is nearly impossible. For anyone who doesn’t know P.O.T.S causes your pulse rate to soar way above normal and can increase by over 30 beats per minute from laying to standing. This can cause near fainting or fainting and a list of other symptoms that mean that instead of being outside enjoying the weather like “normal” people I am instead lead out on the couch trying my hardest to keep cool and debating whether it is really bad to add salt to a cheese and coleslaw sandwich  (as you’re supposed to up your salt intake to help)!!! 

I can’t say that I’m managing very well with trying to keep my symptoms at bay. I am trying to work out if it’s essential or frivolous to buy an extra fan for downstairs and if I can actually justify the money anyway. All this while trying to cope with a brain that doesn’t want to switch on, and a craving for ice-cream that won’t be sated with what we have in the house!!! So I have as much as I can to hand so I don’t have to move, I am drinking so much I must slosh and my brain will just have to remain a fog until the heat passes!!

One thought on “Feeling hot!!!

  1. And of course, when you have to drink more to combat the heat and dehydration, you need to wee more which is such a challenge. Then you sit back down exhausted and in desperate need to cool down and have a drink. The cycle continues.
    Life is such fun for those of us with “unseen” disabilities.

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