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Sniper
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   Posted 9/15/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
  Old Ike has put the two in the one two punch here. Flood waters came in and are higher than from Rita. Our house did not flood but only by the smallest of margins. I spent until dark last night picking up decomposing dead fish from my still flooded yard. This will be a daily thing with the tides bringing in more each high tide.  Rains did not stop yesterday and are still going on today. We are hoping for some better weather tomorrow . We need some to get the water down enough to clean up the mess. Still have damage from Gustave but now the roof damage is overshadowed by the two feet of salt water that is in my shed. My wife found the store shelves bare last night but managed to score a can of biscuits. We are having to conserve water because of salt water intrusion. We dont want to make a mess in the kitchen that need to be cleaned up so meals will be conservative too. I told her as long as she didn't bring home fish sticks all else was fine.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


d2parrotperson
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   Posted 9/15/2008 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope all is well sniper! It was a big one for sure.
150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
2 resections
 
Stephanie
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/15/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper, start cooking up those fish that wash up! J/K. I hope you had enough food in the house before the storm. And plenty of TP.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/15/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
PS: glad to see you not only have power but internet as well! Yay!
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


justarose4him
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   Posted 9/15/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Sniper...I was thinkin about you again ...

Any chance of moving !!! ???

Glad to hear you are okay and surviving another one. Lets hope and pray this is it for 2008! yeah


Dx with Crohns 25 years ago
1 surgery ; 16 years ago ... 
Cervical DDD and restless leg syndrome
Currently on ;  Requip ,  cymbalta, dIovan HCT, tramazone,
Remicade, FML (eyes ; steroid ) , Restasis (eyes)   
 


gachrons
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   Posted 9/15/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper so glad to hear from you and sure hope the weather improves. I got to admit I'am a biscuit lover myself. Keep us updated on how things are going. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


dunny2
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   Posted 9/15/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Sniper, I'm so pleased you're house stood up to the battering it must have took.... You make ms feel so helpless, I wish there was
something we could do to help.
BTW, tropical storm Ike came marching through the midwest yesterday. Had rain coming through the roof in places, and quite a few tree
limbs down. That was bad enough, I can't imagine what it must have been like as a hurricane!!
I'm glad you're home, and I'll be thinking of you both. God Bless.
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


bentwistle
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   Posted 9/15/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper-Yikes, my nose is twitching at the thought of all those dead fish! I didn't realize that was part of the after-effects of flooding too!! I'm glad to hear your house didn't flood this time, but I wish your shed had faired better as well. Hurricanes are such powerful forces - and to have experienced as many as you and still have the ability to make jokes is amazing.
I hope conditions improve for you really soon!

Bev

Matthew
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   Posted 9/15/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   

 

 

      mad Yeah, the only good news for you Sniper is that you weren't closer to my state. Galveston, Tx. is down for the count. I don't know what happened near Mission control at Nasa but I'm guessing thatss NOT PRETTY either. What a mess! Unfortunately, people thought it was another false alarm there, like Rita was. NOT THIS TIME..

 

     Matthew

      We faired well here, just on the edge of it.


Sniper
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   Posted 9/15/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes Matthew , That area is in shambles. The Texas and Louisiana line is as bad or worse than Rita. Huston is 90 something % without power. This storm was weaker but very much larger than Rita. The eye was over 20 miles wide. We lost power here but not for long, mostly lots of flooding. Last I saw of Ike he was on his way through the northern states,,,C2,,,you OK up There???? I guess we have seen more hurricanes than we would like, and there has been lots of heartbreak here but we have been dealing with this sort of thing all our lives. I have a friend that flooded for Rita. He had repaired his home and was on a list to raise it higher when Ike hit. Yep, he flooded again. I helped him today to dry out as much as we could. He says he will not repair again until it gets raised but has no intention of moving. As he put it, " This is the price of living in paradise. " As for myself, I am tired and I dont make good decisions when I am tired. I love my home and my neighbors. It would be hard to move, but I know I cant physically do the hard job of cutting up fallen trees, draging limbs out of a foot of mud, repairing structural damage and replacing roofing for too many more years. I am lucky to have the good neighbors I have. In a few weeks all will be as it was and life will go on . It could be worse...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Squattie
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   Posted 9/15/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
((((((Sniper and wife)))))))
.....Squattie


ivy6
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   Posted 9/15/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
(((Sniper)))

I'm so glad, at least, that your house wasn't flooded. That would have been nearly the last straw.

I've been saying prayers for you. Hang in there.

Ivy.
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randynoguts
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   Posted 9/16/2008 1:12 AM (GMT -7)   
hey sniper, glad your home... too bad about the mud..

fitzy, i know your suggestion to eat the fish was meant with good will but thats not too safe. you dont know what they injested prior to dying and what contamination they swam through ... good thought though;-).
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lamb61
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   Posted 9/16/2008 3:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper, Glad to hear you're back home. Ike's winds hit western Pennsylvania late Sunday and our power has been out since. Reading your post makes all my whining about not having power or water seem a little childish........

Take care and here's hoping you get a break from storms for quite a while.
 


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 9/16/2008 4:44 AM (GMT -7)   
(((hugs))), Sniper and Camilla. Yeah, we got lots of Ike's rain, nothing to speak of in terms of wind, flood watches last night for most of our and surrounding counties but no problems for us - as long as the ole sump pump keeps running. I haven't checked this morning if the flood watches have abated for this area or not. We're dry and I'm grateful for and content w/that.

Times like this we are ever so grateful for generators and sump pumps and no city sewers!!! Neighboring towns have had sewers back up into homes - storm sewers handle waste as well as rain and flood waters. The city of Flint, terribly stressed by the downfall and pull out of so many GM plants and jobs, has ordered out emergency crews to help residents clean out the filth in their basements. Something I don't remember ever being done before. Cleaning out and opening storm sewers yes but actually helping w/the clean up IN private homes .... ??? First I've ever heard of any town in this state doing so!
 
By the way: I never have been particularly fond of sea food or fish - but if I'd gone thru what you have so many times - ha! Sea food and fish wouldn't be good for anything but fertilizing our garden!!! I sure as the devil would never be able to eat it!!!


Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 9/16/2008 5:47:33 AM (GMT-6)


Nanners
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   Posted 9/16/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
(((Sniper & Camilla))) keeping you and your neighbors in my prayers.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/16/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper - it was totally a joke to fry up the fish. I'm sure now is not the time for joking. Sorry!! How are the peoples pets doing this time around. Were the evacuees allowed to take them with them? I send my prayers to all of you.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Sniper
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   Posted 9/16/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Fritzy,,,now is a very good time for joking. I'm in need of a smile. The fish are all bug eyed and have the essence of too many days gone bad, if you know what I mean. Not at all appetizing, but when my neighbor told me we had tons of them in the yard the first thing I said was, dont eat them all save some for me. Trouble is, he did save them for me. As for pets yes they were allowed to take them with them this time on the busses. Only thing I have heard that troubles me is the number of horses and cattle stranded in the flood waters. If they can not get them out, they will die. My friend , the one that flooded again told me he could not get the family cat inthe truck as they were leaving. He would not be caught so they had to leave him. He says when he got home, the cat was on the back porch railing, all wet , with a ,,,Boy, did I @#$% Up look on his face. Bet next time he wont run away .
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


karendee
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   Posted 9/16/2008 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   

((((((Sniper and Mrs Sniper)))))

I hope the water recedes soon...

Fish make  great fertilizer, maybe you can bury one under each plant you have and have nice looking plants next year  (I guess they are probably diseased so might not be a good idea though) wink   People buy fish fertilizer as an organic gardening fertilizer :)

Good Luck!

Karen


 ...

Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam 

 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/16/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh mix some ground fish w/ some crohns poop and we would be in business!
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Sniper
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   Posted 9/16/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Well Fitzy, when I saw all those dead fish in my yard I almost made some crohns poop. My new yard dog, about a four foot gator , has been munching on some though. Just doing his part to help out. We got the humming bird feeders back up the day after we came home and we have lots of hummers now. Guess most of their flowers are gone so we are helping them . They sure do put on a show when there are that many. One even came right up to me this evening as I read an instruction booklet, much as I hate them I had to buy a leaf blower. The book was red and I guess she was hunting for food. Had to be the red because I sure dont smell like flowers. The water is about 10 feet from being back in the banks of the bayou but it is taking a long time to get back. There were lots of homes flooded up from us. Some very nice subdivisions went under with water all the way up over the mail boxes. We are very lucky to just have what we have to deal with. I started pulling things out of my tool shed today. Putting oil on all the tools as this water is salty and rust is already starting. I dont know why they got in my shed but there is a ton of dead earth worms on the floor of my shed and they are all in the mud. Most are dead but some are still kicking. I could get all I need to go fishing,,ahh,,but,,all the fish are dead, and I may never eat a fish again..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


randynoguts
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   Posted 9/16/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
wormicide! i hate when they do that. they have so much to live for. they come out on our cement driveway and kill themselves ! its a site when it rains... they must not be catholic worms.

as for your birdies, maybe youve sweetened up some this year and they are going for your blood? bet the 'skeeters will be bad next month!

  and why buy a blower VV could come down and help hes full of hot air :-)


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FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/16/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I bet with all those birds and fish you will be attracting all the cats in town. I'm glad there were better procedures this time around for the pets. I obviously care for the humans but worry so much for the pets that can't help themselves and wonder where their loved ones went. I'm glad your neighbors cat made it. I will ask St. Francis to watch over the farm animals you mentioned.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


SydneyJo
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   Posted 9/16/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
((HUGS))) Good luck with the clean up - and here I complain about doing the basic things! Thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife.
Jo

Sniper
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   Posted 9/17/2008 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep, it must be wormicide or mass wormhysteria. I have not seen so many worms sense I was a kid and sawed through an old air conditioner we were hauling off only to find it was charged with ammonia. Worms were flying up out of the ground, I was running for cover up wind. I killed my moms rose bush and all the grass in the area. It would have been better if I had not tried to lighten the load in that case.
Yesterday one of my neighbors was walking down near the bayou in about a foot of water when he almost stepped on my new pet gator. The little gator took off with a splash of its tail and my neighbor almost made a mess in his pants. I dont think he will be testing the waters in my yard again. I almost fell down laughing and that would have been messy too as I was in about knee deep water at the time. You have to find something to smile about in times like these.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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