what is wrong with me?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnboy82, Jun 25, 2001.

  1. hey guys. this morning an owner of the deli i keep my stuff at asked me to cut his front lawn. the slope is about 30 - 40 %. and is in the dirrect sunlight. slope goes right towards the house from the road. the area i had to do was about 15 - 20M sq ft. i am not sure. well i got cutting and got about half way done. i was sweating really bad, and i kept goin. got done with the whole front and my face was burning or stinging me. and my neck was all hot. i had to go and sit under the garden hose for about 10 minutes. and even then when i went back out there, i was burning up. i have to cut it again before the 4'th so i didnt trim. i just blew the walks and drive and left. but man was i hot. you guys ever get like that? where your skin burns or stings? what do you do when that happens? or what is that a sign of?
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's not so much the heat sensation on the skin, but if you start feling chills, you could be in some trouble as this is an early warning sign of heat stroke. Keep the WATER levels up inside you so you perspire regularly and generously. Be careful.
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    You northern boys just can't handle the heat. :p Bring back the snow!
     
  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    sometimes the heat get's to this southern boy too. I do the garden hose thing, and it also helps to run water on your wrists. don't know why, it just does. Dave g
     
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    take something real cold and place it on the inside of your elbow. You can feel the heat being pulled out of your body.
     
  6. Evrgreen

    Evrgreen LawnSite Member
    from Hawaii
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    My experieence with heat stroke is headache,nausea,feeling sick after a hard hike downhill 8 miles.Got to camp,felt fine,ate and 2 hours later felt awfull and went to sleep.Going back drank plenty of water before during and after and had no problems.
    Heat stroke is dangerous.An article I read had a guy that pushed himself harder than I did.Permanant damage to himselfs as now his body can't take anty tempeture extremes hot or cold including an air conditioned store.
     
  7. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
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    lawnboy--was the area recently chemically treated? that stuff can be bad ju-ju if you get it on you or inhale. (be like bill clinton in that case, don't inhale!)

    GEO
     
  8. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'd have to agree with the post on the possibility of chemicals in the area. I live in Tallahassee FL. Just started this kind of work two months ago and I am 45 years old. Don't have much trouble in this jungle area. Also could have been a "stagnant area of air". It can make you wheez and slow way down. Feels like a heavy blanket on you through most of the day.

    Sheppard
     
  9. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    im think something sounded strange there also.
    id look the place over good.later now
     
  10. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 962

    I always hated water, but now I make mself drink it, and I can tell a big difference in how I feel and hold up.

    Not related to this thread, but ,...
    Runner, I like your Signature - you must be a big Who fan.
     

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