Scorching weather - cold hands and feet
Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:25 AM
JJ-Knitter (Ayup, it's wool on the knitting needles!)
Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:38 AM
It is what it is...........
Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:42 AM
P.S JJ do you have a connection with Yorkshire in the UK- the word Ayup is such a Yorkshire expression!
Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:29 AM
Sure do - my husband is from the Sovereign Kingdom of Yorkshire, born in Halifax, educated in Huddersfield. And you know what Friday is, don't you? Yorkshire Day!
We live on the left side of the pond now and it's the 17th straight day with temperatures above 33ÂºC.
Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:30 AM
Warm hugs ,
Posted 30 July 2008 - 02:19 PM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 04:34 AM
I don't know what vasculitis is and how it differs from Raynauds, but I'll sure look it up. Boy, sclero sure makes competent researchers out of all of us, doesn't it?
Tru, stress definitely could have been a factor! I had 5 contractors coming and going to give us bids on central A/C. Just thinking about spending that kind of money gives me a major panic attack, but months of 'artificial hot flashes' every summer is such a bummer. My hubby works in super-cold A/C and just about dies when he comes home to the hot house.
Peggy, I hear you on these sub-artic shops, etc. (I keep a pair of gloves tucked in the pack for my portable O2.) There have been a couple of movies out lately that I'd have like to have seen, but between the 60Âº temp and the sound system cranked up to stun, I figured I could wait till they come out on DVD!
Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:16 AM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:41 AM
I love it when these questions come up because I've asked them also, but have never taken the time to find an answer. So what is the difference between Raynaud's and vasculitis. According to the American Heart Association's page on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD),
PVD "refers to diseases of blood vessels outside the heart and brain. It's often a narrowing of vessels that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys. ..Raynaud's disease is an example of "functional Peripheral vascular disease."
The Mayo Clinic's site on Vasculitis defines vasulitis as
Vasculitis is an inflammation of your blood vessels. Also called angiitis, vasculitis causes changes in the walls of your blood vessels, including thickening, weakening, narrowing and scarring.
The UC Davis Vascular Center states "Some of the most common types of vasculitis are
* Raynaudâ€™s Disease (Raynaud's Phenomenon)
* Buergerâ€™s Disease (thromboangitis obliterans)
* Takayasuâ€™s Arteritis
So it looks like Raynaud's is considered a type of vasculitis. Makes sense.
I'm another one that gets Raynaud's episode in hot weather. As Tru mentioned, Stress can cause it as well as cold. I believe it! To counter refrigerated air I wear long sleeves year round. I have 3 short sleeve shirts, everything else is full length with a couple of 3/4 length. When I go to cardiac rehab I wear long sleeves. Even though I'm up to 53 minutes of continuous exercise (WhooHoo!) I still have a hard time staying warm because they keep it so cold. IF I am able to actually break a tiny sweat, it makes it worse because then I get chilled. They bought an ear oximeter lead just for me.
Stay warm and calm!
Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:49 AM
I keep a pair of wooly gloves on top of the refrigerator, not just in the O2 pack! Actually, I have them scattered all over the place. And I went to the home improvement store and bought several pair of heavy, cotton-lined, rubber gloves meant for working with paints and so on. They're blue and yellow and pretty flexible. Anyhow, I marked one pair with C for cleaning and one pair with F for food. Now when I want to wash veggies in cold water, I use my F gloves! Helps.
Somebody on this forum suggested using those microwaveable hot packs to rest your hand on when you are using the mouse on the computer. A friend made me a couple of rice packs covered in cotton flannel and they have been just great.
It's going to be interesting having the A/C (it arrives next week). We have already done the Menopause Battle of the Thermostat for the furnace. Another whole field of conflict is going open! Bless his heart, though, he always lets me win.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:05 AM
JJ-Knitter I used to work in Halifax until 4 years ago, I do miss the hills, I lived near Hebden Bridge for nearly 20 years. I'm originally a Lancashire girl but really like Yorkshire.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:57 AM
We at work, used to call the hot flashes "summer moments" .
It is what it is...........
Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:14 AM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:03 AM
I don't even own a pair of sandals! As for sleeveless and short-sleeved shirts, nah, even without the chill factor, my 'bingo wings' are better kept covered.
Hebden Bridge, we had good friends from there. My husband's Gran was from Stainland. Himself did his earlier education at the Royal Lancaster Grammar School and Uni in Huddersfield.
Oh, Tru, I love you! "Summer moments" indeed!
Huh, Janey, those excepts about vasculitis and Raynaud's make a great deal of sense~ Funny how cold they keep doctors' offices, rehab facilities, and hospitals. It's a bad sign when the receptionist and front desk people are wearing hoodies over their scrubs!
Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:22 AM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:45 AM
If my bingo wings get any bigger, I'm changing my moniker to The Flying Fox!