Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Well, as a lot of you know, my sinus infection is sucky. I woke up with it being 81 degrees outside at 7:00 AM, so there will be no doubt to hit above 100 today.
Tips for keeping cool:
Drink LOTS of Water!
Cold Compresses - put behind neck, different parts of face, helps sinus pain and cools body down.
Ice your feet
Put Cold Compresses in you pillow to sleep
Cool Mist Humidifier while you sleep
Block of ice in pan in front of fan blowing towards you
Go to cool building during day
Go in shade
Be close to a lake or water (use SUN BLOCK)
DRINK MORE WATER
Wet Towel wrapped around you
Drink glass of Gatorade
Don't forget pets:
Keep lots of water available
If take outdoor to water, put cold water on them frequently
Tied iced bandanas around their neck
If indoor, give cold bath
keep a fan going where they can lay by
Remember, pavement is HOT, so don't take them out on the pavement, you could burn their paws.
Watch for dehydration, swollen tongues, heavy panting.
This is sign for pet having or going into heat exhaustion.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
It definitely got hot today, 99-100 degrees. We have a bucket of ice in front of fan blowing on us right now....naked...in our room HOT. Tomorrow is planned to be HOTTER yet...3 digits and most definitely not any cooler than today. It was suppose to cool down Thursday/Friday to the 80's, but now they are saying nope and extended the heat warning. I walked in the water doing water aerobics today.
Sinus...painful still, but definitely better today than yesterday, but the evening heat is a killer on the sinus.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Well, I don't have a big plan as it is going to be triple digits today which is unheard of here. A lot of places don't have air conditioning. Even our hotels don't have air conditioning. Some do, but not many. Houses here don't have air conditioning. Some, very few, have air conditioning in their home, but that would be like 1% of population or less. They've opened up some of our centers, like the community center that has a pool with a side, and air conditioning, to everyone cause it is so hot and people need place to go to get cool. I know, some of you are use to this, but here, nope, most are not. I love the sunshine, but I do agree, for here, 100+ is just too hot. One thing I noticed, Florida, it can be 97 outside which is hot, but at 75-79 degrees, I had to actually put a sweater on, but here, at those temps, it is too hot to put a sweater on. Excessive Heat Warnings here!
1) WATER - Above 8 glasses of water.
2) Eat as healthy as possible
3) MEDS and more WATER
Monday, July 27, 2009
Well, today I went to dentist. Got a tooth fixed. I have more teeth to get fixed. I have been in so much pain that it hasn't been funny. I haven't been able to go for walk with DH or my sparkfriend. I have not done a whole lot of nothing, but sit in front yard. The heat hasn't helped either. Tomorrow will be super hot hot! In my entire life, including when I would get chronic sinus infections, I NEVER EVER had one this bad. This has been the worst. I ask for prayers and I pray that this heals quickly now and to have my pain gone.
I have been drinking my water, lots of it. It is 94 outside right now and getting hotter. Tomorrow is suppose to be 100+. Oh yuck. I love the sun, but it is playing havoc with my sinus and because of it being compressed heat, it is making air quality even worse which isn't good. I been doing so so with eating. I am being careful, but at same time, I am eating some things I shouldn't but need to so I don't get sick. My meds have to have food/milk, in my tummy or I will get sick. All of the pain pills too. I nearly got sick the other day trying to be on my diet, well, it left my tummy to empty, so I decided, health reasons, I am going to have to make sure I have enough product in tummy but will do with reason. I went for a walk today on the beach for first time in like two weeks with DH. It felt good. The cool breeze and walking in cold water helped keep me from pain. Now that I am home, I am battling the pain with ice packs on my face. I can't take a pain pill and need one. I have to wait 30 min - 1 hour. Longer if possible. I can't begin to tell ya how good it felt to walk, but afterwards, both DH and my legs felt like rubber. I broke my streak obviously, so I will be starting my streak over. DH and I were talking how we missed our walks and bike rides. He said he thought he would never be saying that, but did. Funny how you get use to a routine, and when not on it, you miss it. I have only gone up a couple of pounds, but I was down two days ago, so I suspect because I am swollen and TOM is visiting between now and 31st, and my ankles, fingers, face are swollen, I have water retention. I am trying to drink 8 or more waters and have been successful.
I was doing really good and am actually really proud of myself for doing as well as I have, even with the sinus infection. I regret the fact I've been battling sinus infection, but I can't change that. Some things I could have done a little better at is my water, however, I have been doing pretty well with water, but boy do I got to pee a lot. Ok, just iced my face some more. I went and got block of frozen cheese to put on my face while doing this blog. Ok, back to what I was saying, I been pondering, I was exercising, I actually started to move the scale, but I am struggling on losing, but that is due to my sinus infection, and if that means my sinus have to heal first, then be it, that is what it will be. I will DRINK my WATER and do my best on portion control and hope each day improves and able to at least go for a walk on the beach and water. I can pick up my exercise once the sinus is healed and I can go back to even less eating. My calories have been between 1200-1500 for most part, and close to 2000 a couple of days to keep from getting sick, throwing up sick.
The business I referred to well, it fell through, we were trying to get an exclusive on a product which they would give us the exclusive, but we would need $80k for product. Being exclusive would mean the big chains would have to order from us for the product and no one else, and it is an item that would be hot on the market that everyone would want and would be able to give a good price. Well, our partner found another person to who may be able to get financing but it is looking more and more like it just isn't going to happen. What a bummer, but that is ok. I have some other options maybe. Anyways, at least I haven't had to work on it. I also feel the Lord has reasons for things that I just am not aware of. However, I don't know why for the infection. I know this blog is boring compared to my other ones, but will get better as I am feeling better. Sorry for my whining....it just sucks to hurt so bad.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Hello. This is going to be quick, but I have been doing so so. My birthday was yesterday. I turned 44. I went back to doctor again today, had xrays done, and still got sinus stuff....infection...yuck. I am totally miserable and in pain. I went overboard yesterday with dinner for my birthday, I even had a slice of ice cream cake. But I will be totally good for this week. Exercise, well, I haven't, too much pain and misery going on right now.
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