Last night, I suffered from heat exhaustion. It was horrible. After a dreadfully hot day out, I felt sick, constantly thirsty and didn't know what to eat. I was tired - but not tired - and had the trots. It was a horrible feeling. I drank almost a full pot of tea, all of my Ginger and Mineral Water Drink and another two 500ml of water on top of the other two I had drunk that day.
On top of all of that, the bins outside my place - which were supposed to have been collected that day - stunk to high heaven all night. So, I was out there at midnight with a can of Glen-20 spraying every last one to keep the smell at bay; thank Gods that worked! But I still couldn't sleep. So, I used up my last two Gastrolyte pills and finally got to sleep at around 1am.
At 5:30am, one of the new neighbours across the court thought it would be bright idea to hammer something. I called out what time it was and to give it a break... they did for 5 seconds and started up again. I called out again what time it was and told them to shut up! This time they stopped alltogether. This was because I had finally gotten some solid sleep - and my body was recovering from the heat yesterday - and somebody thought it would be good to start something noisy (besides a car leaving to go to work; which doesn't bother me, as you get used to those noises).
Today, I was out and about. I was feeling very blah... very ordinary... but I wasn't feeling anything as bad as I was last night. When I returned home, I took another two Gastrolyte pills and within two hours I was feeling great! I was also very, very hungry - starving actually - and had to say to a friend online that I needed to get some food into me; as it was the first time in over a day that I actually wanted to eat. I ate a snack and then cooked up my home-made fried rice and scoffed into a huge serving of that... and I'm still starving. This is a great sign... I'm on the mend, but I'm now very tired and still have to catch up with lost sleep.
When Mum called earlier this evening, I told her what happened, and she was worried. She said that the best thing for heat exhaustion is to just drink fluids; no food. But she's happy I'm feeling a lot better... and said that if I can survive this, I can survive pretty much anything. So, I'm glad about that. She also said that I did everything right - from taking a cool shower, drinking my Gastrolytes, drinking sugary drinks and eating cool foods (when I could) and lots of water - it was right... my body just had to mend. Thankfully today was a lot cooler.Well, tomorrow is supposed to be cooler still with a few showers... let's hope. We really do need the rain to green up our lawns. Until my next post, take care, keep warm and safe and remember, I'm always here.