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Old 07-21-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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Extreme heat danger

I just want to remind everyone to be careful about going out in extremely hot weather and bad air days. I learned the hard way yesterday.
I waited until early evening to venture out, thinking that I would have avoided the danger. I was wrong. After just a few minutes I had a severe attack.
I wound up in the ER and thought I was the only asthmatic foolish enough to go out in the heat. I was surprised to find 4 other asthmatics already there.
The nurse who checked me in said that they had been coming in all day. One poor fellow had to be intubated.
So, since I may not be the only asthmatic to try to press his luck, I would like to relay my experience so you don't. It was surprising at how quickly the attack happened.
I am now on pred again and a couple of days of neb treatments every 4 hours...then I get to go in and get lectured by my pulm. I don't look forward to it but I have it coming. With all this I was LUCKY. It could have been much worse.
So please be careful this time of year and stay in on dangerously hot days or bad air days.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:07 PM   #2
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Re: Extreme heat danger

Thanks for the reminder. You certainly learned a hard lesson here. I wish you well in your recouperation.

I've had bad air in my area for going on 3 weeks now. Unfortunately, I've had to spend most of my summer indoors. I did the Prednisone thing at the beginning of the month before we were "officially" in a red air warning. Around here, the lack of rain for over a month has kept the air particles down low.

Wishing you well,

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