Today is a sick day; I began to feeling not quite myself yesterday. Nausea, abdominal cramps, hot and cold sweats, shortness of breath… no fever. Luckily the air conditioner was installed in the bedroom window last night and I am able to sit in a relatively cool room with low humidity. The symptoms get worse when I venture out into the rest of the house, so I don’t. Still drinking copious amounts of water. Eating is extremely unpleasant, so not doing much of that. I have never been able to physically tolerate heat and humidity, and as I get older I have less tolerance; a fact, not a complaint.
Attila called to touch base in the afternoon. Although it is unfortunate that others are suffering as I am, the news that some of the people he works with are suffering the same symptoms is a bit of a relief. It isn’t just me, or my age, other people are finding the extreme weather is taking a toll on their health.
Thunder and rain visited this morning. The temperature is still 27C in the house, the humidity is around 83%, it is very unpleasant. The temperature outdoors is lower than indoors, as is the humidity, so the windows are open.
Terra is not feeling well right now, she has an infection and is on antibiotics.
Attila’s skin is healing, almost miraculously! The tepid baths, followed by the application of coconut oil are doing the trick. The itching is now minimal, despite the current heat wave. Sweet relief for him; and I have my Attila, the man I know and love, back again.
The heat wave has had adverse effects on all of us, to varying degrees.
Tomorrow is the last day predicted to be uncomfortably hot and humid. So just today and tomorrow to get through, and two more nights of misery to maneuver.
Pressure: 101.7 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Wind: WNW 9 km/h
“Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.”
1835 – 1910