It’s been a welcome break the past few days, but the temperature is supposed to go back up here and I am really not looking forward to that.

Especially now that I’m handling heat worse again with the diabetes, and without the option of jumping in a cool shower when I do start getting dizzy, etc. No cooler place to go, either.



Hey, we’re in line for some absurd temperatures here in the southwest this week. This is very important to know and keep in mind. Be safe, stay hydrated, stay out of the sun as much as you can.

Guys, please this is no fucking joke. I’ve had heat exhaustion that lead up to a heat stroke, and it’s really not a game. Something about heat related illnesses that a lot of people don’t know and that I didn’t know until it happened to me is how quickly it happens, and how severe the symptoms get in the blink of an eye. It’s so exponential it can become life or death in actual minutes. Also when the heat stroke is “over” you can potentially be dealing with months of flu like symptoms. It took about 3 months for me to feel entirely healthy again. The pain is incompacitating and you can’t think straight enough to even call for help, I don’t want to think about what would’ve happened to me had my friend not been there with me. By far the biggest factor in why this happened was dehydration. I was already dehydrated before going outside, and severely underestimated the weather. To give you an idea of how much summer doesn’t give a fuck about your feelings: When I was 14 I developed frostbite after wandering around lost and alone for hours in the worst blizzard in that state’s history to date. I mean it when I say that actually sounds like a vacation compared to the utter torture that was 30 minutes of heat exhaustion/stroke as a fully grown adult with a friend there to save me. Here’s some stuff on heat related illnesses, how they work, how to prevent them, and what to do if it happens to you.




“I also think it’s weird in movies, when someone has amnesia, and they wake up in the hospital, a lot of times surrounded by friends and family, but when they open their eyes they go ‘WHO ARE YOU?!’ because that’s not how you act when you don’t recognize somebody. That’s very rude. It would be chaos out there if every time you saw someone you didn’t recognize you went ‘WHO ARE YOU?!’. I always try to be really polite in life, so if I had amnesia, you’d never know it! I’d wake up and they’d be like ‘Hi John, we’re so happy you’re awake’ and I’d just be like, ‘Oh, hey man… How’s it going? Oh hey dude, nice to see you again’ because that’s how you act when you can tell that someone recognizes you and you have no fucking clue who they are.”

— John Mulaney

Excellent point.

John Mulaney woke up with amnesia once and never told anyone because he was too worried about being rude


[Image: tweet from @rhymeswithvery: When a doctor dismisses my symptoms, I say I want it noted in my chart – while I wait – that *they’ve chosen* not to run any tests. They then run tests. I recommend this approach to anyone facing discrimination instead of diagnostics. (I have 2 autoimmune disorders.)]

This is a really useful tip for dealing with a doctor who’s just unwilling to work with you.

Will it work 100% of the time? No. Some may find it too aggressive and go on the defensive; some may say they’re making a note and then “forget” to; some may be so certain of their medical opinion that they’ll make the note and just move on. Be sure to take context into consideration as you deploy this line.

[Original tweet]

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