Note: Please excuse any spelling or grammar errors…
My cognitive functions are not performing at 100% today…
So today I pushed the limits of my heat tolerance… My dad was doing some cleaning on the side of the house where I had left two large particleboard sheets that I bought as backdrops for my photography as they were meant to look like brick. They got left out in the rain which basically melted the particleboard which is pretty much just really thick cardboard. The boards became warped so I figured I would just toss them out… They were no longer any good.
So I began folding the boards in half over and over splitting them into smaller and smaller pieces. No big deal, nice and easy. Sure it was about 82 degrees out but it didn’t feel that bad because we were in the shade and there was a nice little breeze. After I finished tossing everything in the trash can I stood there outside for a minute looking at all the cleaning we had done. Then I realized I felt kind of weird… Dizzy… Almost like I was blacking out… So I went inside to grab a glass of water and cool off.
At this point it seamed as though the closer I got to that ice, cold, glass of water, the dizzier I got. I drank some cold water, grabbed an ice pack, layed down on the floor, and through the ice pack on my chest. I felt like I was about to pass out. I almost felt high like I had just popped a bunch of Vicodin. AC on, fan on, and ice pack. Took a while but finally I felt like I wasn’t going to pass out. All better now?
Looks like I screwed myself over for at least the day if not longer… My balance and coordination are horrible. My blind spot is really bad… Can barely see half my keyboard… Left side of my body is really weak and the fine motor control in my left hand is worse then usual. I still feel a little dizzy and of course all this is making me really clumsy: as you can see… Another broken glass… I feel like crap.
I’ll be taking a cold bath soon, maybe that will help, all I know is that it was very stupid of me to mess with the heat when I’m already not in the best of health… The problem is, after a while, you get comfortable with your disability and forget that your not feeling 100%… You begin pushing the limits because without knowing it, you have become content with your 70% being your 100%… At least maybe in my case…
I need to be way more carefull… I could have hurt myself pretty bad today… Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Be careful out there in the heat!