Smoke is Clearing

August, 2018

Smoke is Clearing

The air has been so bad in north Idaho lately due to fires in California, Washington, and British Columbia Canada that I haven’t been able to get out in my trackchair.  It got so bad again this year that I had to wear a mask in the house because the smoke was infiltrating the house.

This happened last year too and I had to wear the mask for several days inside.  We just got a good full day of rain that helped get rid of the smoke and make the air quality good enough that I felt comfortable enough going out in it.  It was getting colder so I had to bundle up more so I could stay warm.

One of the challenges of having all of my health issues is that I have a really hard time regulating my temperature.  When it is hot I have my cooling vest that helps keep my core temperature stable, and when it is cold I have to wear warm enough clothes so I my muscles don’t get too cold.  If my muscles get cold they start to stiffen up really badly.  We believe this is due to my periodic paralysis.

 

It really felt good to get out of the house and I can’t explain how much the trackchair really helps me feel more independent and free.

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