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Sick Puppys and Church Attendance


Friday, July 25, 2014

Well my three friends visited last week....and I promised them I would do my best to attend church on Sunday. Then pastor visited and said they'd installed a new electric recliner for me to use in church instead of the one there which every child under 15 had thought was a trampoline....it was one jump away from falling on the floor the next time I was to sit in it.

Then the next day my trusty friend Ralph came over to pick me and my rollator up to go out for lunch and to do some errands. Lunch went well. however in the car on the way to town (the temp was in the 90's and Ralph's car has no AC) I started to feel REALLY sick. Nauseous. dizzy. weak and exhausted. I couldn't keep my eyes open. I did manage to get through the bank visit (it was a drive up) and still had two more errands but I told Ralph I was done in. " No more...take me home NOW!!"

I got home and with the help of Nanette (my rollator's new name) I made it to my bed and zonked out for two hours. That was scary and something I do not wish to repeat. So now, Sunday looms. what about it? Will I make it? I have my promise on one hand and the recliner also beckons. But what if I get sick? Ralph sits on the opposite side of the church. I can set up a secret method of reaching his attention. I will tell him if he sees me stand up.....wait until I get to the back of the room and if I wave....then come and rescue me. I'll tell you--I do not wish that on anyone and its not something i want to encounter again.'

My guess is that the heat, combined with the fatigue common to my autoimmune diseases ..combined to make me one sick puppy.
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JANISMKW 7/25/2014 10:13PM

    I'm sorry, too, that that happened to you. Of course, "once bitten, twice shy" and anyone would want to avoid having that happen again, which is smart. But don't give up, make adjustments.

Linda has good points about hydrating and watching sodium. You can keep water with you in church to sip.

It's great that Ralph is willing to be a friend and help you, but is there any transportation with AC when it's that hot? I'm sure Ralph will understand. Maybe use your rescue inhaler before heading out and exerting yourself? And moderation... maybe don't try to tackle too long an itinerary in one trip.

It is great that you have such a wonderful church community and pastor. And a recliner, how great! I've never seen such a nice accommodation.

God bless you and keep you.

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_LINDA 7/25/2014 8:34PM

    That kind of heat would have made me sick too, unreal, picked a bad day to run errands for sure. Having a heavy restaurant meal wouldn't help either. If it was salty (and they usually are) you could have been dehydrated.
I am assuming you are worried you will get sick in the church because it has no air conditioning either? That is wonderful they would buy a special recliner just for you. You have a very caring church community.. Maybe if you made sure you were well hydrated (or take a water bottle with you) and some anti nausea medicine you would be okay. Your faith is what will keep you going when nothing else will..
Praying for a good day for you to go..
{{{gentle hugs}}}
Linda

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SEATTLE58 7/25/2014 4:58PM

    Oh honey, I'm so sorry that you got so sick. It sure could've been a combination of heat, stuck in a car without a/c and running around too here and there. I hope that that good rest helped to feel better and better. Loving you Cyn, Karen emoticon emoticon

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