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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-03 09:40 AM
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I do not wish heat exhaustion on anyone, not even Chimpy
Ugh, Istill feel terrible. I was out on Tuesday doing yardwork. At about 5pm. I fell out. Real clammy feeling, not sweating, dizzy, severe cramps, my wife said all I did was thrash around in bed. Took yesterday off. So all in Du land. Drink water and take lots of breaks if you are out in the heat



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fertilizeonarbusto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-03 09:45 AM
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1. I hope you feel better
but I wish heat exhaustion on Chimpy-not that he'd ever work enough to get it.
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-03 09:45 AM
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2. Been there...done that....
Nasty experience, no?
Had heat exhaustion once and it wasn't pretty. Not only that, I also
was redder than a Main Lobster.

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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-03 09:56 AM
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3. A word of caution...
I had a full on heat stroke one summer in NC. The doctors told me that once you've had one your chances for another are increased. So be extra careful in the future. Avoid midday outside; wear a hat;drink lots of water- and don't over exert yourself. Take breaks between chores.


Hope you feel better quickly.

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-03 11:07 AM
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4. Pedialyte is a GREAT rehydrator.
I know it might sound funny but it WORKS!
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-03 12:11 PM
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5. that happened to me once.. scary feeling
Take care of yourself!!! Glad to hear you're better.

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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-03 03:29 PM
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6. I did the same thing Tues.
I was cleaning up a shed that came down in a windstorm; the pressure's on to get it disassembled and loaded into the big dumpster this week, or I'll have to pay for another week.

I waited until 5:00, and went out with my son. Within 20 minutes, we were both gasping, sweating, shaking, and weak. Now I can put it down to middle-age soft condition for me, but he's 23 and in great shape. It was only 112 or so that day, and should have dropped considerably by 5 or 6; apparently, not that day.

If the heat would just go away long enought to get the job done without killing me. :grr:

Drinking gallons of water, moving slowly, resting in the shade between each load...why, oh why, do I live in the desert?

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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-03 03:35 PM
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7. Dont move to the mid Atlantic region
Humidity will suck the life right out of you. I learned my lesson


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