I’m in Australia, but originally from down the bottom of New Zealand. In NZ, it gets cold, VERY cold, well into the minus’. Here in Oz people may complain about the cold, but doesn’t get anywhere near NZ cold. But by the same accord here in Oz it gets HOT, VERY HOT, on occasions over 110F. These sorts of temps are unheard of in New Zealand. So I’ve experienced both very cold and very hot.
Post craniotomy both of these extremes have had extreme effects. Dizzy, nausea and headaches are a battle. Presently, at this time of year here in Oz we are heading into winter so the heat is dropping BUT I’ve just had a visitor here, as she was leaving I went outside to see her off. I was in the sun for about 10 minutes and I could feel my head heating up, I got back inside and the pounding headache started.
When we have a day of 15-25 I’m usually OK, but if I go out without a hat. BANG, I get a headache. And the same with the cold, if I don’t wrap my head up, I guaranteed within 10 minutes I’m gonna have a headache. I have to be aware and take precautions.
Merl from the Moderator Support Team