To every one,
Once you have a heat related problem like I did in 86, then you have to be more careful when it is "Hot" and as your age increases. I turn 68 in December. I would like to add some more years to that. :)doak
Doak, I'm much younger than you and I've had a bad go with dehydration (the doc said worse for me because I'm the kind who doesn't just collapse) - not saying I'm tough I just get really really stupid and disoriented if overheated & dehydrated.
All I can say is - tools man, tools. stuff to lift stuff to move, stuff to move lifted stuff. - doesn't have to be pricey, just functional.
I know the feeling. I am not a small fella, about 3 years ago, I had a bad case of heat exhaustion and a viral infection at the same time. Mind you, I am also a truck driver. Last thing I remember was pulling the truck over because I had a very bad headache. Next thing I know, I am waking up in the ER. County sheriff said he found me standing outside of my truck, standing in between the tractor and trailer, just about to fall into traffic.
After two days and a spinal tap later, I was able to stand upright again. To this day, if I even begin to get too hot, it affects me a lot faster. Take care of yourself and if you can, work with a 'buddy', it not only keeps you company, it makes the work go by quicker and easier.