It’s the yearly struggle of summer. I know a lot of people love the summer. It’s a time to get out and play or travel. Go camping, swimming or many other activities. I used to feel the same way. Then, along comes MS.
In case you didn’t know, MS and heat, for some, are not friends. Like, at all. As I’ve said before, everybody’s MS is different. Mine hates the heat. I get over heated, I wobble worse than I normally do, my legs shake and weaken, my energy levels plummet, and I just begin feeling like total crap. Many of my already present symptoms intensify. Once I am able to get someplace to cool down, I slowly start to feel better but the damage of the heat has already taken its toll for the day. Most of the time I feel better the next morning after a good evening of rest.
It is always this time of year that my wife and I question are location and whether we should move or not. Lol Get away from this Texas heat. We’ve discussed other locations such as Oregon. Beautiful country up there and in the north which would definitely be cooler than the desert. Colorado because….well….mountains!!! Snow!! Haha And lately we’ve even threw Chicago around. We’ve looked at the pros and cons of each and can never just take that first step. The biggest hurdles tends to be jobs and a place to live. And also not having the help with the kids we have here. Plus it’s really scary to make that leap.
So here I am at the beginning of July looking at at least 3 more months of heat and dreading it. But I shall survive. I normally do. Just push through and keep going. Right?
Do you guys have any tricks for dealing with the heat intolerance? Share them in the comments.
Thanks for reading.