• As if the chemo wasn't bad enough, now this terrible heat is getting to me too.

    Asked by BugsBunny on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

    As if the chemo wasn't bad enough, now this terrible heat is getting to me too.

    I get even more nauseous when I go outside in the heat. I can be feeling like it's tolerable inside but when I go out I get sick. How do you keep that from happening? Other than staying inside:)

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    • meyati's Avatar

      Hi, I'm sure that you're tired of hearing this, but you need to be patient, and give your system a chance to recover.

      My face was affected, and I still have trouble bending my head-dizzy. The heat really got me. I'd wake up so anxious, trying to beat the heat. I watched my flowers die- weeds grow, etc. I live on the northern edge of the Chihuahua desert. I can bend my head more.

      I felt like the sun was attacking me. I found out that other head radiation patients have the same feelings I'm able to cook now--the cooking heat hurt my face to much. If my son hadn't taken me in, I'd probably be living on peanut butter and cherry jam sandwiches. I was so anxious---I tried so hard-but I'm doing better. It's been 5 years.

      Now to herd my coonhounds to bed. The fireworks sort of discubooberated them---

      5 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar

      I had most of mine in the winter. So I felt isolated. Having chemo and other treatments has to be rough in the summer.
      Can you go out early in the morning, before the sun is shining bright. 7 am is my perfect time to be out and about. I can get shopping done, go to the park or my beach, and be home before it really gets hot.
      Drink lots of water. And milkshakes are very cooling.
      Go see a movie if you are up to it. It's like a two hour vacation from the heat.
      I know that it's not easy but as with everything, this too, shall pass.

      5 months ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar

      I have never been able to tolerate heat. If the thermometer climbs beyond 80, I hibernate indoors. I like clinda ‘s recommendations. I do take daily walks . I start my walks by six in the morning to beat the heat. Shopping in the early mornings is the way to go during summer. Into the stores early you beat both the heat and the crowds. When sitting out in the shady backyard I have a small spray bottle filled with water beside me. If I start getting overheated, a little squirt , and I am fine.

      5 months ago

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