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Thermal Image Of My Wife's Hot Flash

This has been blown up so it is a little blurry.

During dinner my wife began having a hot flash.

"Is it a bad one?" I asked.  I wanted a thermal image.

"About middle, maybe more, yeah, kind of hot," she said.

"Don't move!"  I ran for the camera.

The warmer spots are in yellow.  The Max on the left, her hand, is 103.3 degrees Fahrenheit!

Her mouth and neck show yellow spots which are a mere 102.1. Her eyebrows, cheeks, sides of the nose (which look like nostrils but are not nostrils) and throat are cooler, about 101.  She is simply hot all over!

THAT is a hot flash!

She went off her hormones a few months ago.  They were making her sick.

She is in the process of having hormones created from her DNA which are said to be less dangerous and carcinogenic than the cheap bovine, equine, porcine, lupine, or whatever they are making them from, who knows.  But her personal hormones will not be ready until late August.  They don't happen overnight.

I can tell you they aren't cheap because they are created by "holistic medicine."  Insurance, of course, will not cover anything "holistic."  They consider it "experimental."  It really is not.

But her new hormones are in process.  She waits.  In the meantime, maybe I can have more fun with the camera!

So the next time a woman says she is having a hot flash, guess what - she is!

What do you think of my hot wife?

Want to see my arthritic knees?

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 31 commentsJay Markanich • July 27 2009 06:33PM

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Gosh Jay - Being 50 myself I must say this is not exactly what I was hoping for ... thermal imagining was never meant to be used this way. I think I'll just go hang out in the freezer now and prepare for the worst. Funny post - thanks for the warning.
Sue

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) about 11 years ago

Jay, I don't know whether to laugh or cry.  I'm just extremely grateful that my husband doesn't have one of those gadgets!!

BTW, how did your wife take your using the thermal imaging gadget on her?

Posted by Kris Wales, Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI (Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center) about 11 years ago

Sue - I actually give her examinations with the device and can see exactly where pain is so I can put a salve right on it.  Thermal imaging is the new wave of medicinal examinations, and will become more so.

Kris - of course she knew it was happening!  No problem - I think she considers this blog to be a public service...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 11 years ago

Jay, I'll share you post with my husband ... guess I'm going to have to tell him I have a new use for our camera. It's not for just home inspections anymore.
Sue

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) about 11 years ago

Sue - the new red/yellow/orange meat?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 11 years ago

I knew when those things happen, I am REALY HOT!  Over 100 degrees is incredible.  I am going cold turkey... no hormones.. more the holistic approach with diet, black cohash etc.  Well see if it works... if not my husband may have a matching photo!

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 11 years ago

Joan - holistic means many things.  Diet and other ingestibles are a part of it!  The cheap hormones really are not healthy to take.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 11 years ago

A boy and his toy. That's too funny and your wife is certainly a very good sport.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) about 11 years ago

James - this was a playful picture.  But some are not, some are to find spots for therapy.  And they can be found!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 11 years ago

How in the world did you figure out all those temperatures?  The picture is interesting with or without the flash.  Can I see one without the flash to see the before and after?  That is how they do it on makeovers.

Posted by Monika Depalo, REAL ESTATE Agent/Stager (GAFF'S REFERRAL'S INC.) about 11 years ago

Monika - when you point the camera at a spot, the temperature is revealed.  Also, when the thermal image is in the thermal report, when the cursor is passed over a spot it reveals the temp also.   I can also put a gradient chart in the photo, but I didn't want to do that because it would take away about 1/3 of the photo.  What do you mean by flash?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 11 years ago

OK Monika.  Here is one taken just a moment ago.  The hottest temperature is around her eye, and it is 97.7 degrees Fahrenheit.  Her cheeks are 95.1.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 11 years ago

Jay, and you lived to post this?  We don't call it "hot flashes" around here.  We call it being "schizothermic":)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 11 years ago

Shadow - I'll let her know...  I'm sure she'll love the "schizo" part.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 11 years ago

Jay, I'll be sure to call you next time I think I've got a fever!

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) about 11 years ago

Brian - You're on, dude.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 11 years ago

Jay, the way I see it your lucky this post isn't about your wife standing over you cooling body and posting updates of the amount of time it takes a corpse to cool.

Mrs. Jay,  my wife feels for you, but not yet.  We have that to look forward to.

Posted by Jack Gilleland (Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton) about 11 years ago

did this go over like taking a video of her having birth.. :) she must be a good sport

Posted by Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!" (MacNificent Properties, LLC) about 11 years ago

Yes - I want to see the knees! I was hoping they'd be in the comments.

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) about 11 years ago

All i can say is that if your wife sees this post - well your camera might end up in pieces -- just saying ... many wife's would not be happy with their hubby showing this to the world. All the best.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) about 11 years ago

Jack - she has followed every comment with interest.  My body is always cool anyway, I am a real cool guy.

Konnie - photos, but no video!

Elizabeth - it is hard to focus and take pictures upside down.  But I will try!

Bob and Carolin - we have both had a lot of fun with this post!  That camera makes too much money to be vulnerable...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 11 years ago

Morning Jay, I absolutely loved this fun & informative post! First of I'm glad your wife doesn't want to take those synthetic hormones w/ pregnant horse urine not mention all the other synthetic crapola in them.

Secondly what kind of camera is it that you used to capture this glowing photo of your lovely wife?

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 11 years ago

I love it!  What a great new use of technology!  LOL

I wonder if it would also help to tell if a person is lying - some people blush when they lie, so maybe there's a temperature spike at the same time?  Just a thought....

Posted by Tim Cahill, MBA, EcoBroker (RE/MAX Results) about 11 years ago

Cynthia - the synthetics really are bad, you are right!  As to the camera, I use the SPI camera, purchased in 2005.

Tim - thanks, and don't know!  Would be interesting to find out.  You available as my guinea pig?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 11 years ago

You ain't goin' home tonight buddy. it's one thing to test your gadgets on your dear wife, another to broadcast the results. Either you are sleeping in the garage tonight or you have an angel for a wife.

PS those cheap hormones are made from squirrel. That is why they made her so sick. Smart women not to take them. Kate

 

PPS You need to post a lovely picture of your wife, apologize to her and include everything you love about her.

Posted by Kate Kate about 11 years ago

Kate - we both had some fun with this post.  Angel would describe her, well sometimes anyway.  The hormones she was using were supposed to be the best available, but they are still made from someone or something's else's urine.  Not pleasant.  Hopefully the new ones are coming when the doctor says, Aug 13.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 11 years ago

HAHAHA - OMG.  Ok, it is NOT funny that your wife suffers with hot flashes but I am in hysterics that you caught it with a thermal imager ande posted it.  Oh my gosh!  I do wish her tremendous success with her "own" hormones when they are ready.

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) about 11 years ago

Does not sound like you are sleeping in the garage tonight then. Sounds like it is worth the wait. Leesa is right. This is hysterical that you used your inspection equipment on yr wife.

Posted by Kate Kate about 11 years ago

Kate, it reminds me of the time I brought my combustible gas detector under the bed covers:)  Doesn't it make you feel so good about not being married to a home inspector?

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 11 years ago

I am really laughing. OMG

Posted by Kate Kate about 11 years ago

Leesa - I probably have tools you have never heard of, and, frankly, could use on family members.

Kate - who else would I use it on?  Hmmmmm???

Charlie AKA Shadow - that has never occurred to me.  I will have to try that out...

Kate - keep it up, keep it up...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 11 years ago

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