Fibro and Earthquakes-2 things that don't mix well!

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kelly71
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   Posted 7/29/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
OK, so we just had an earthquake here in SoCal-the epicenter was less than 75 miles from me.  First of all, I still haven't gotten used to the earthquakes here, and I've been out here almost 8 years.  At least with tornadoes and hurricanes, you get some sort of warning! eyes
 
Anyway, ever since the quake (about 30 minutes ago), I totally feel like my equilibrium is off.  Unless you've ever experienced an earthquake, it's hard to describe-other than a constant swaying motion that just won't stop.  This doesn't mix well with a person with fibro who has been dealing with neuro issues, anyway. sad
 
But, I'm sure that it's really not that big of a deal-especially to y'all who have been in SoCal for a long time.  It was only a 5.6-5.8 on the Richter scale, but it still is a creepy feeling.
 
Anyway, I just wanted to comment on how much I hate earthquakes! LOL mad   Sorry, I realize this thread isn't exactly fibro related, but the quake still freaked me out. sad

FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


Sherrine
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   Posted 7/29/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I was in an earthquake that size when I lived in Cleveland, Ohio!  I didn't know they got them there.  It's very rare.  All I remember is, when I heard the rumbling, I thought the furnace was going to blow up, since I didn't know about earthquakes in Ohio.   tongue   I had suncatchers on my kitchen window and they were banging to beat the band!  I shook for several hours after.  It's frightening when you don't expect it!  I'll take hurricanes anyday!
 
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crooked river
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   Posted 7/29/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember that earthquake Sherrine! Like you, I thought my furnace was going to explode. My daughter and a friend had just left for afternoon kindergarten so I hightailed it up to the school, on foot (no way was I able to drive, I was shaking so bad), and the girls were just about to cross the street with the crossing guard. When I mentioned the earthquake, all 3 of them looked at me like I had 2 heads. By that time a few of the teachers had come out of the school saying yes, there had been an earthquake. Nice to know that I hadn't imagined the whole thing :)
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Marlee2
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   Posted 7/29/2008 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I just caught that on the headline Kelly. We had one here in Illinois a few months ago but I forget what it was on the scale. I slept through it but it woke DH up. I was sitting here writing Karen and e-mail when the aftershock hit. Weird feeling when your world moves. I hope that's it for the day.
 
My oldest son was stationed between Sacramento and San Francisco when the one hit in Oct of 1989.
 
Still going home Kelly???
 
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Southernlady
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   Posted 7/29/2008 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Kelly, we just heard on CNN about the earth quake.  I have a cousin that lives in Chino Hills and I was really concerned about her, but I haven't heard anything from her yet.  Glad to know you are okay.  It must really be scary.  I'm like Marlee about experiencing one in the spring of this year.  That's the only one I have ever been in and it shook our closet doors really bad before it woke me up.  I didn't know what had happened until about 15 minutes later when our son called to tell us it was on the news. 
 
I'm glad you checked in to let us know you are okay.  You are in our prayers.
 
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kelly71
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   Posted 7/29/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee,
 
I am absolutely going home!  I'd rather deal with tornadoes & hurricanes-you know when they are coming.  I was planning on moving the 3rd week of August, but since my parents are paying for the move, I'm at their mercy.  Believe me, I would be out of here today if I had the chance.  But, I know it will happen, eventually.  I'm just not a patient person. eyes
 
Nancy,
 
That's so funny about your kids looking at you like you had 2 heads.  Once when we had a small earthquake out here, I came into work the next day talking about it.  My friends (who had lived in CA forever), thought I was crazy.  LOL-apparently, no one had felt it except for me.  I'm sorry, but when the ground shakes, I notice it! yeah

FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


mamanan
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   Posted 7/29/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
We had a small earhtquake when I lived in northern Quebec, adn I didn't even feel it. I can't imagine the big ones, no thank you!
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Meggie
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   Posted 7/29/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Kelly, glad to hear you are ok.  I have never experienced an earthquake but I live in a mining town and everyday at noon the house shakes from the blasting at the mine (we are about 4 miles away from the mine).  It took awhile for me to get used to it but I'm with you, the ground should not shake.  I hope you get to move soon!

Meggie


entee
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   Posted 7/29/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   

I live in southern CA, too, and I definitely felt the earth shake today.  I had just gone out to the garage to get in the car and go to my water aerobics class.  I opened the car door and accidentally bumped the car a little bit just as it started to shake.  My first thought was, "I didn't bump it THAT hard!" and then I realized that things on the garage walls were shaking along with the car.  It lasted only about 15 seconds, but it was a pretty good shake.  We are about 45 min. away from the epicenter.  I guess there have been some aftershocks, but we haven't felt any so I guess our excitement is over - thank goodness!!  I don't stress about earthquakes, but I have never been in a big one, either.  I used to live in IL and I stressed a lot more about tornados because there were warning signs and announcements and you never knew when one might come.  With earthquakes, there is no warning so there is no time to stress about them - at least that's how I feel about them. 

Hope everyone has a peaceful night's sleep!

Hugs, Nancy


 
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   Posted 7/29/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Now you know why I live in Michigan, at the meeting of two rivers where we don't have tornadoes touch down, have only had a mild shudder for an earthquake about 15 years ago and the worst thing we have is 24 inches of snow... then it melts! Of course, we don't have any jobs! (LOL!) Guess you can't have everything!
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   Posted 7/30/2008 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Nancy, I can go under ground and get away from tornadoes but when the earth starts shaking, unless your out in the middle of no where, you don't have time to escape.
 
Our sirens went off again last night during a bad storm. It's a little late in the year for this but the weather has been so messed up this year who knows what it is going to do.
 
We went to CA for Christmas in 89 and had to take our youngest son out of school a week early and his teachers said he wouldn't have to make up any work as long as he brought back pictures of the earthquake in San Francisco. We didn't see all that much damage but he got some pictures.
 
And that is the last Christmas I plan on spending in CA. yeah
 
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kelly71
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   Posted 7/30/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee,
 
I agree with you 100%-at least with a tornado you have a little warning.  Unless you've been through an earthquake, it's hard to describe.  Yesterday's wasn't a "shaking" thing for me.  It was a constant swaying back and forth for about 30 seconds (and when you're in the middle of that, 30 seconds feels like 30 minutes).  Then, after it stopped, I still felt like I was swaying for a few minutes.
 
Anyway, Marlee, I'm with you-no more Xmas in CA!  BTW-sorry to all you native Californians, but Xmas in CA sucks!  It's not natural to me to spend Xmas in 75 degree, sunny weather.  So, if I'm not out of CA by Xmas, I'm spending it with you, Marlee! tongue

FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


Marlee2
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   Posted 7/30/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I know some of you love CA and that is great but I'm with you Kelly. When you have to turn the air on to cook the Christmas turkey it just isn't the same. But it was nice Christmas shopping in shorts and a T-shirt. Did have to laugh at the Santas standing on the street corners in their shorts. That is the only time of year I want snow.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
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Co Q 10, Super B Complex, Extra B12, Multi vitamin

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