Friday, July 11, 2008

I'm Melting

Ugh. I keep trying to get back on here, keep thinking about stuff I want to say (I have lots of stuff I need to say; if I die and I have said everything I have to say, I will die happy), keep thinking of new post ideas and wanting to update some of my profile. But this summer heat and humidity has reduced me to a pile of melty goo on the sofa. I don't even have the benefit of melting like the Wicked Witch Of The West, with some integrity and a great farewell line. I am like a pile of soft taffy left in a hot car. The heat of summer has to be the worst time of the year for MSers. I feel like I can barely move, even in the house with the air conditioning running at a refreshing 75. I think about going to my sister's house and swimming in her pool, but the effort it would take to get my fat arse into a swimsuit then get over there is more then my energy level. I feel like I could sleep my way through the summer and not miss a thing, which I wouldn't because I don't have the energy to do anything in this oppressive heat. Hopefully I will locate a spatula to get my blob buns off this couch and get back to my life. Then again maybe not. It is sooooooo hot and humid I just want to melt into the couch and not be bothered until the fall.

6 comments:

LISA EMRICH said...

I hear ya. For the past week I've found myself spinning around in the same thoughts until I realize that I've fallen asleep trying to read something or type something. My head does not like the heat as much as my body detests it.

Lisa + heat = stupid blob who walks terribly funny and could sleep almost forever

I've taken gel ice pack thingies and placed them directly on my forehead. It helps.

Denver Refashionista said...

I too have been exhausted but more from pain that keeps waking me up than heat. I think it's hormones stirring my MS (nerve, muscle and joint pain) but I am beginning to wonder if the heat is a contributor to my discomfort. I have taken to long afternoon naps with the swamp cooler on full blast.

harkoo said...

It is the 75% humidity accompanying the heat that does me in--the higher the dewpoint, the more pathetic my cognitive abilities...I have to hide in a room with my a/c running till autumn comes.....you are not alone in your discomfort....

Jen said...

I can really tell the difference in my day-to-day functioning just by how humid it is. The past few days have been hot (80's), but not too humid. I'm a bit better and the air is not on right now. Last week it was super-humid, but barely 80 degrees. I was so cranky and lethargic, and just so nasty to whomever I came in contact with. I hated listening to the air conditioners drone on and my computer reacted as well and I had to shut it down for fear of it exploding from the heat! This is when I want to live in Maine, not NJ!

BRAINCHEESE said...

I remember those hot, humid Nebraska summers...and then I remember those hot, humid, Texas nine-months-out-of-the-year! I don't envy you and I feel quite stoopid to complain about 80 degree weather in Seattle...but feeling stoopid has never stopped me before, so...LOL

PS. When you find that ArseSpatula, let me know...I'd sure be interested in obtaining one, too!

Linda D. in Seattle

Lazy Julie said...

You did such a good job describing the incredible awfulness of heat. My office lost its air conditioning for 2 days last week and I turned int the melting Wicked Witch but before she actually turned into liquid. You know, the screaming, ranting, raving psychopath. One of my coworkers, who knows I have MS, described my reaction as "overly dramatic." GRRRR. I tried to explain that I was hot from the inside out and then I gave up and worked from home. I wish I could sit in a kiddy pool naked all day with a waterproof laptop.
Lazy Julie