Uhthoff’s phenomenon

Hottest day of the year

Hottest day of the year

It was the day that people with Multiple Sclerosis dread, total wipe-out by heat on Thursday25 June, the hottest day of the year. All motivation left my body as if by magic and my energy reserves evaporated. I felt as if I was walking through treacle. Life on that super-hot day was an endurance test. […]

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I’m talking about Uhthoff’s syndrome

I’m talking about Uhthoff’s syndrome

The mercury in the thermometer will creep up over the summer. Some days it creeps higher than other days. Whilst it remains below 20 I am more than happy, 21 or 22 and I need to be careful. If it gets over 23 then I can only venture out occasionally. I’m talking about Uhthoff’s syndrome. […]

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Over 30 degrees Celsius this summer

Over 30 degrees Celsius this summer

The summer of 1976, was so hot that I got a good suntan in Aberdeen. A student job, I was working outdoors every day. In Hertfordshire the temperature has frequently been over 30 degrees Celsius this summer. At times  it’s been far too hot, stuffy and airless for my own comfort. Let me explain Don’t get […]

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One Hell of a Day

One Hell of a Day

There have been some cracking days this summer. Yup, it has been a bit hot but I have really enjoyed getting dressed in just a T-shirt and a pair of shorts. Like all good things there will be an end. I had a bit of a hiccup on Monday 9th July. It really was one […]

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Think about the positives

Think about the positives

Too many people with progressive MS suffer in the heat, I know I do. I’m not naturally lazy its just that I am clobbered by the heat. The energy just drains out of my body and worse if its humid as well. Two hot days and already I’m apprehensive of the summer. I must remember […]

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The Wife and I flew to Barcelona from Luton airport

The Wife and I flew to Barcelona from Luton airport

When I am going on holiday I start at point A, have my holiday at point B then return to point A at the end of the holiday. In this case it was a five day city break in Barcelona. The Wife and I flew to Barcelona from Luton airport. What can I say about […]

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Water Cooling Bandana Collar Neck Wrap

Water Cooling Bandana Collar Neck Wrap

Have you been finding it too hot just recently? Is it difficult to keep yourself cool?  The Water Cooling Bandana Collar Wrap is one way of keeping cooler. Water Cooling Bandana Collar Neck Wrap Just soak the bandana in cold water for 3-5 minutes then wear it around neck, forehead, or wrist. You will now […]

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Feels like I’ve been mugged

Feels like I’ve been mugged

Have you ever felt like you have lost a day? It feels like jet-lag, losing  contact with time. No I was not hit over the head, nor have I flown to Hong Kong. Much more boring than that, I have had another taste of Uhthoff’s phenomenon. I’ve talked about it in the past but I’m […]

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