Carnie's Comments

 

A loyal listener texting this week, "Hey, Rob...remember when temps in the mid-thirties used to be called summer in Saskatchewan?"

I laughed and replied, "Yes!"

With temperatures and humidex values in the mid-30s, we are under a heat warning from Environment Canada. It's an alert for all of us to take care of ourselves and each other.

While most of us know to drink lots of water and avoid extreme physical exertion, elderly people and youngsters need to be reminded that extreme heat can lead to serious issues.

I learned that lesson when I was about 10 years old. I spent a hot, summer's day with my buddy and had a sleepover at his place. When I woke up, I felt awful. I had a headache, I was disoriented and I didn't know why. 

I went to the washroom and that's where I blacked-out - passed out standing up and hit the back of my head on the floor.

Luckily my friend's mom was a nurse and she knew exactly what was going on and how to treat me.

I was seriously ill from heat exhaustion and it knocked me down for a couple of days.

So, a friendly reminder for you and yours to stay hydrated and, if you can, out of direct sunlight.

You're welcome.