Summer is coming folks! With summer comes beautiful weather, parties with friends, beach time and heat. The four letter word many of us with MS struggle with come summer time. It is definitely this crusaders weakness. I remember being a child and loving the heat and somewhere in my teens I began to fear it. It made my legs feel like leaden blocks. I would always feel like I was over-heating. I didn’t know how to fix it. It would take me being diagnosed with MS and recognizing that I am heat intolerant to start to be able to fix things. I simply cannot regulate my body temperature properly. Now I want to pass on the things that have helped me deal with heat.
Besides hiding inside with a fan on, there are a few things that I have come across over the years that can help keep a person cool. While not everyone can do it, when I bought my most recent vehicle, I had two must haves. 1. It had to be reliable and 2. It absolutely had to have air conditioning. AC becomes my best friend during the summer months. I also have a little portable unit for when I am at home because it’s a hard job keeping the heat out of the home. It was an expense to obtain but it has more than paid for itself with my being able to function during the summer. (more…)