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23 October 2018 @ 11:54 pm
Update, Update  
Having a hot tub is really cool. I was so not sure what the point of it was because we have a bathtub with jets in it that has been my lifeline during kidney stone attacks, so I was thinking 'isn't this just a bigger version of what already have?', but no, it is actually different and better. Mum and I have been out there almost every night. It's a chilly walk to and from the house, but once you're in, it's fine, and Dad is building a cool little cabane around it so it will be safe from the elements soon, too. When I get out of there, it's the same feeling as when I've done yoga, so it must be doing good things to my body.

My body is recovering. Still passing stone fragments, so man that must have been a huge stone they zapped, but for the most part I'm no longer in pain all the time. Just really, really tired and easily worn out, but I think that's understandable. Mum's doing a lot better and been really active and I think has turned the corner in her recovery, so that's good too.

Otherwise, I'm just knitting my little heart out. I've made myself a new hat/mitts/scarf set to go with a new coat and am working on a set for Mum to go with her new coat (everything is short rows and super fun to do!), and I've sorted out my Christmas projects, so I just need to get the wool for that and I'm busy until December.

And that's all. Hope everyone else is doing well.
 
 
 
aelfgyfu_mead: Sam and Janetaelfgyfu_mead on October 28th, 2018 07:24 pm (UTC)
I'm glad the hot tub is so good for you! (I can't use hot tubs for any length of time; my heart starts pounding and I begin to feel very wrong when everyone else is just fine. I never think to ask a doctor about this, because I'm fine once I've been out for a few minutes.)

It seems like you've been passing the fragments for a long time! I hope it's all over soon.

You and your Mum are still in my prayers.
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: Harry magickingawanderingbard on October 28th, 2018 08:48 pm (UTC)
(I can't use hot tubs for any length of time; my heart starts pounding and I begin to feel very wrong when everyone else is just fine. I never think to ask a doctor about this, because I'm fine once I've been out for a few minutes

That’s not uncommon! It’s a known thing that happens to some people from the heat. I get overheated very easily, too, so I make sure to sit on the highest bench to be mostly out of the water if I start to get too hot. I also get a mild version when I try on clothes for too long and get overheated. Feels like a panic attack, a little bit. I’m not a doctor to know if it’s a sign of anything weird, but it’s not unheard of.

You and your Mum are still in my prayers

Thank you! 😊
aelfgyfu_mead: Hiro and Andoaelfgyfu_mead on October 28th, 2018 09:22 pm (UTC)
I'm relieved to hear my hot tub experience is not uncommon. I've never had it trying on clothes—but then, I have no patience for trying on clothes and perhaps just never did it long enough! Yes, it does feel a bit like a panic attack.
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: Harry magickingawanderingbard on October 28th, 2018 11:56 pm (UTC)
I'm relieved to hear my hot tub experience is not uncommon.

I just looked it up and it seems it might be related to blood pressure changes due to the heat of the water and vasodilation and constriction. If you run high or low in blood pressure, you might feel it more than others.
aelfgyfu_mead: brilliantaelfgyfu_mead on October 29th, 2018 12:14 am (UTC)
I never found this before! Every time I looked up "feeling unwell in hot tub," I got a list of infections one can get from a hot tub (don't look). I somehow never thought to look for 'heart pounding' and 'hot tub'; apparently some people with heart conditions can't use them! I don't have a heart condition, but I do run a little low on blood pressure sometimes.

Good to know! Also good to warn my daughter about, because she runs even lower and has had some lightheaded episodes.
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: Harry magickingawanderingbard on October 29th, 2018 12:22 am (UTC)
Glad to be able to help! I have a tendency toward postural hypotension, like getting lightheaded if I go from crouching to standing too fast. Mum gets a little dizzy after being in the hot tub sometimes, but it passes fast. She probably has slightly low blood volume from the blood loss during her surgery.