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  • Heat

    boy, am I in low gear in this 93 degree heat here in Mass.!! whew! Thank goodness it is going to be almost 30 degrees less tomorrow!!
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    We had a big drop in temp today. Thank goodness!

    Reenie

    PS: Great pic!
    Reenie

    ****************
    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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      Cynthia,
      Come visit here – We hit 109 over the week-end, and have been over a hundred a few times this year already. We often break into the 120’s during the summer. If you park your car outside, the inside temperature exceeds the 150’s and we often have pets, and last year two children, die in their cars. You know those metal tabs on the seatbelts? Well, if they are hit by the sun and you touch them, you will be burned. Life in the desert is - - fun – especially in the air conditioned casinos.
      Burt

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      • #4
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        I'm with Cynthia.. I HATE THIS HEAT!!!!! The 30 degree drop can't come soon enough . Burt I don't know how you do it!
        Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
        Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
        Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
        SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
        [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
        Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
        Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
        Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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          Hi, to all you heat sufferers out there,

          I just wanted to report that we are having upper 90's all this week, but that the dire warnings of endless heat starting in April were wrong!!! We have had really very nice weather and the sky has even been blue most of the time, in spite of the fact that I read that we had had ten days of severe pollution by the first of June this year, which was more than last year. We have seen stars for the first time since we came here and even saw enough of them to see the Big Dipper a few days ago. That is big news for us from Beijing where the sky and the buildings are grey and much of the time the sun looks like a ball and the moon appears as a faint glow through the pollution.

          Just thought I'd share the good news even as the heat builds for the day!

          Rhoda

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            Rhoda, I can't even imagine that type of pollution, and I lived in the LA area! I'm glad you've had some good weather for a change.

            Reenie
            Reenie

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            Husband has HCM.
            3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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              Well it got to 95 here in Norfolk today and no windto speak of i looked at my rose bushes and had to give them water they looked like hey were going to hit the ground hope tomorrow is better cause i'm going to have to walk in it tomorrow i have a doctors appt tomorrow and usually there is alot of walking just to get into the building, everyone stay cool

              Shirley
              Diagnosed 2003
              Myectomy 2-23-2004
              Husband: Ken
              Son: John diagnosed 2004
              Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

              Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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              • #8
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                All I can say is that as the years go on, I hate the heat and humidity more and more. My father retired to Florida some years ago. He had HCM. I don't know how he could stand the heat. After he passed away, my sister and I had to fly down there....it was July and just walking to the car made it unbearable. OH, well, I'm an "autumn" person myself....love, love the autumn in New England
                \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

                Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                • #9
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                  Here in Cincinnati IT's been getting into the high 80's. It's the humidity thats the killer and the pollen count. It makes it tough to get out and get my walks in. My sister-in-law takes me to The Home Depot to walk around. The trouble with that is I always find something I want to buy. Stay cool everybody...

                  Patrick Ekardt
                  (Tigger1)
                  " Real Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling-Up Anyway "

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                  • #10
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                    Just when I am feeling like...well "normal"..the heat kicks in! I could not make it across a parking lot yesterday in the 90 degree temps!

                    Well.... ya got to love AC!

                    Lisa
                    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
                    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

                    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
                    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
                    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
                    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
                    Currently not obstructed
                    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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                    • #11
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                      yet, here in GA, it has been in the low 80's. Everyone thinks its
                      "hotlanta", but in reality we dont really go above 90 much, even
                      in the summer. Also, EVERYWHERE is air conditioned. When I lived
                      in NH, I remember that having central air was an option. here in GA
                      central air is in every home, but basements are optional ...

                      sandy

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                      • #12
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                        All of that heat and humidity is why I left the south for L.A. The weather here is almost always great! When I go home to visit, I always have a lot of trouble with the weather and esp. the humidity.
                        Daughter of Father with HCM
                        Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
                        Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
                        ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
                        Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.

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                        • #13
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                          I really don't mind the heat..it's the humidity that gets to me. Before I started working full time, I would go on our dock and lie in the sun and soak up some rays. I was always careful and used sunscreen. I mind the winter when the winds are blowing really hard. BTW I am a Spring and Fall person myself.
                          I have A/C everywhere!! Central air in our house, air in my car and air in my office.
                          Think cool!!
                          Esther

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                            I know what you mean about the heat, living here in Kansas it is not only gets hot but the humidity really gets to me. The hard part about that is my job requires me to be looking at turf problems on homelawns, sportsfields or golf courses, its a good thing the truck has AC.
                            Scott Stanley


                            Heart Transplant June 14th 2005

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                            • #15
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                              I'm so bad in the heat and humidity that if I'm outside for a long period of time, I have to have my "Misty Mate" with me...I bought it a few years ago from Home Shopping Network and it's great! It's a portable bottle with a cover and a thin small hose with a tiny spiggot that sprays a fine cool mist...oooohhhh, refreshing!!!
                              \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

                              Ralph Waldo Emerson

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