Anyway, I just wanted to say that FINALLY it's eased up. We broke all kinds of records but it hasn't been over 100 degrees F for over 2 weeks. Whew! Some days we don't even hit 90.
It even rained. (Once.)
So I'm cool now too. I can go outside and sit. I can think more clearly. I have choices. I can do errands and not have to return to an oven-on-wheels. I'm not stuck inside like a salad in the fridge. I feel so much better.
FYI, if you are sidelined by heat intolerance, there is personal cooling equipment available (vests, wrist and ankle wraps, etc) available to MS patients. They say that wearing a cooling vest can enable a heat-intolerant person to participate in aerobics or outdoor activities involving exertion. Check with the MS Association of America; or you can call the M.S.A.A. at 800-532-7667 for information.
There are also numerous for-profit private businesses, like StaCool, offering self-cooling products, private-pay. Just Google "cooling vest for multiple sclerosis".
Personally, I use ice packs, or just plain old ice in a bag. But the vest would probably be better. Somebody try one out and let me know, OK?