Heat Exhaustion No Fun

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

I did something really stupid today. emoticon It was a good morning, took the dogs to the groomers, went to the gym for a 90 minute workout, went to breakfast, picked up the dogs & headed home. So far, so good !!
After we got home, I decided to go out & continue gardening (if you call it that). I'm not good at that, so my rose bushes are about 7 feet tall, and everything has grown up around them, and around my blackberry bushes. Well, I had on long pants & a sweatshirt to keep from getting scratched by the thorns. I spent about 90 minutes out there trimming, and cutting down sumac trees, (with a handsaw, no less), when all of a sudden I began to feel sick to my stomach, and dizzy.
It then occurred to me that I hadn't had any water since I went out. When I went in it was all I could do to walk, my face was very red, and the sweat was dripping off my face.
I'm not sure if it was heat exhaustion or dehydration, or both !!!!!
From now on I'll watch what I do, and how long I do it for, in this heat. I keep forgetting I'm no spring chicken now (64), but hate to give up when I get going. Sure was STUPID on my part. emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD12812602
    hope you keep feeling better and remember to drink water when working out! I forget too sometimes.
    3106 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1370153
    i know what you mean once you get started you want to finish but we have to learn to take a break and drink our water especially in this heat......Dont over do it....There is always tomorrow...*HUGS*
    3164 days ago
    Oh that's happened to me. I felt fine. Got in the shower,, suddenly felt sick & dizzy. almost passed out. I realized I hadn't been water drinking all day. It sneaks up on you.
    3165 days ago
    ooh! Glad you realized it before it was too late! Hope you're feeling better!
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  • DALMOM2007
    Hope you're feeling better. Be is so easy to dehydrate in this heat. emoticon
    3166 days ago
    It's so easy to forget to drink when you are busy!
    I forget to drink water even when not busy...
    On hot days (not too many here) I put a two liter bottle beside my kitchen sink and make sure to empty it by the end of the day ...

    Hope you are feeling better!
    3166 days ago
    I found that I am no spring chic ether I an 69 and have to take it slower.
    3166 days ago
  • ZIGGY122
    Been there done that! Now I've learned to keep a bottle of water with me at all times I a holder for a bottle of water with a strap that goes over your shoulder/ neck so your hands are free for gardening or whatever. I an happy you caught it early enough and hydrated yourself. emoticon
    3166 days ago
    We have all done things like this. Fortunately you caught it early enough and hydrated. I hope you feel better soon.

    3166 days ago
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