July 4th Plans?

Discussion in 'Holidays & Traditions' started by Bess Barber, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Cody Fousnaugh

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    With heat/humidity index today, we will be 109. Yesterday it was 110. We really can't take that kind of heat/humidity anymore. Like yesterday, we will have some late afternoon t-storms. Quite a bit of lightning bolts yesterday.
     
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    Hot today--in the 90s--but I am now getting reacquainted with warm weather, as it has been abnormally warm here for a couple weeks. We are watering gardens and greenhouses.
     
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    Clearly we don't celebrate the 4th of July here..but it won't be the first person who has asked what we'll be doing for the 4th... !!o_O

    Like every annual event, I'm sure the 4th of July must eventually get old, especially when the kids are grown.. and it's not so much fun as it once was..

    However I wish you all...

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    Nope, it doesn't get old, even without the children, but it IS different.
     
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    Fourth of July wasn't on my mind at all until my DIL said 'Tell Grandma we'll see her Friday." to the girls. I responded with a surprised look on my face "Friday?" She: "Yeah, tomorrow's the Fourth and I'm off." shocked I forgot!.jpg
     
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    I actually thought of you when I started the post because I had found this.....and it was really cute.
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    All.....friggin....day! :(
    It's not as though I have great will power or wanted to quit. I can only take 5 puffs without getting dizzy. So, I space out my puffs.
     
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    @Bess Barber

    The dizzy part I can relate to, but not in reference to your personal values in any way, rather that I, too, experience dizziness in varying degrees, seemingly not related to anything at all; prone to standing upright, walking, riding, etc., seem to not be causative. But you must be affected by either the cigs, the act of puffing, maybe both.

    See, historically, I've always had an intense interest in smoking, as well as a great disdain for it, for a number of reasons, but several I'll highlight. As a kid, we raked up the leaves in Autumn and burned them. Quite a number of times, mesmerized as usual by anything to do with fire, I accidentally inhaled a goodly amount of the smoke, and the effect was immediate and memorable: burning throat, watery eyes, coughing; I wondered, why would anyone inhale smoke on purpose? My sister, 12 years older, took up the habit when I was a very small child. I recall our folks admonishing her, even pleading, to no avail. I resolved very early on to never even try smoking, wishing to please them, and I haven't ever done so. Peer pressure is bullsh!t, IMO; about half of my high school friends took up the habit, but never once did they encourage me, quite the opposite, they told me they wished they had never started!

    So, I am led to wonder about your own position, and would enjoy knowing more of it's history, if that's not too intrusive personally. Incidentally, my sister died from the effects of life-long smoking, when I was 53.

    Frank
     
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    I have no idea why I started smoking in my 20's. I'm quite a hyper person and it helps me stop and settle down. I've never smoked cheap cigarettes, so I didn't seem to have morning coughing or any of that. In my 30's, I got Hydrogen Sulfide in my bloodstream while working for the Navy. I quit then for 6 months or so because I had lost so much oxygen. Then I smoked and seemed to be fine until 3-4 months ago when I started having terrible vertigo. Not a slight dizzy, a whole room spin. Couldn't look up, down or sideways. Due to this, I had to quit anything that inhibited oxygen to my brain. This included cigarettes, coffee, sodium, sugar, chocolate. I'm sure I'll get used to that, but for now, I complain about it to anyone who will listen. :D
     
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    @Bess Barber

    I am (and we are, but I should only speak for myself) here to listen, encourage, help in whatever ever tiny cyber-way possible. Hydrogen Sulfide is nasty stuff, normally present in the intestinal tract as various fiber is broken down. I've never heard of it in the bloodstream, that would be a bad thing!

    My own vertigo began in the mid-2000s, so bad initially that the queasy feeling often quickly went so far as to cause me to up-chuck. Lying down slowed or stopped the process. Sometimes it took 2 hours. Ilearned to be very careful not to fall or bump into things; sometimes it was as though the room was spinning around me. The Dr. prescribed Meclizine; it had little effect. Gradually, as I kept up my daily efforts of working in my shop and walking our rural road daily, the really bad bouts declined, but why, I don't know. Now, 10+ years later, it is only a fleeting form of slight dizziness, not affecting my physical abilities hardly at all, and infrequently when it does.

    Do you take medication for it?

    Frank
     
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