Heat Reprieve

By | May 31, 2010

The past few months has been difficult for me as a dialysis patient, simply because I’m having a hard time tolerating the excessive heat brought by the El Niño Phenomenon. It has always been a struggle on the aspect of transport for every treatment schedule I had these past few weeks. I am on the 3rd shift of the day, which is about 3 or 4 in the afternoon. That means I have to leave home at about 2:30 pm. I’ll let your imagination work on the scenario but to put it all in one word – it’s nightmarish.

But recently, cumulo-nimbus clouds has been frequenting the skies in Metro Manila, and has been accounted for the overcast weather we’re experiencing from time to time, and, on fortunate days, rain falls to soothe ailing body of yours truly. Even though humidity is still at its peak and it’s still oven-hot at certain days, a reprieve from these is always welcome to me. To be honest, I’d very much prefer the rainy season over summer simply because I am a kidney patient. And most kidney patients, me included, finds it very hard to tolerate heat brought by the summer months.

Ah well, my aching body (and nape) was just so relieved by the recent, if not adequate and frequent, rain that I decided to write something about it. Call me overreacting or hopelessly pathetic or anything that you want, I don’t mind.

That’s me.

– image courtesy of Central Basin

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