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Nanners
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   Posted 2/9/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I have heard on the news that you all are having some terrible time down there with the floods and fires.  I hope you are all safe.  If you can check in and let us know you are okay, please do.
 
I am keeping you and your fellow countrymen in my prayers.  Too many innocent lives lost, and then I hear there are jerks going behind the firefighters and restarting fires.  I sure hope they catch these guys.
 
Stay safe,
Gail *Nanners*
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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Aries8
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   Posted 2/9/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I know! I heard about the fire that killed about 82 people in Australia. Very frightening and worrisome. I'm worried about our friends too!
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Green Grove
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   Posted 2/9/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Such a wonderful thread Nanners :) You are such a wonderful person and showing all of us the true meaning of mutual support that this forum is meant to be. . . Maybe everyone will take a leaf out of your book my friend :) We are family!

**********

All of you lovely Aussie members are also in my thoughts and prayers. . . So much tragedy and I've also been very worried about all of you and the safety of not only yourselves, but your family and friends as well. I pray that all of the tragedy will subside and that you all are okay!

Please post and let us know that you are okay!
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stkitt
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   Posted 2/9/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh my, I forgot Gilly is there too.  I heard from Maz that she and Meg are safe but it is very devestating. I have been following it on CNN.

My prayers go out to all of them and we are thinking of each of you, Maz, Megs, and Gilly.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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gilly-love
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   Posted 2/9/2009 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi guys...Thankyou so much for you thoughts and prayers.

 I am ok, I am at the North of Australia where there has been major flooding I was helicoptered into the nursing home to work the past 5 days as all roads and the whole town of Ingham where I live is underwater. There has been limited food everywhere and millions and millions of dollars of demage.

 Down south the death toll is now closer to 160 lifes due to the fires...They are continuing to find whole car loads and houses of families perished in these fires!!  It is devestating, heartbreaking and the toll will continue before the fires are actually get put out!

I hope everyone from this site has been doing ok and again thankyou for your concern!    gillxx  shakehead


 

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Mazfire
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   Posted 2/9/2009 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   

im ok, im safe. heat exhaustion last week but doing better now. am devestated by the loss of life we are seeing... over 170 people killed in deliberately lit fires... 4 children found together in a burnt out car that tried to outrun the flames.. and failed.

entire townships and communities destroyed. nothing left. hospitals packed with burn victims- death toll rising steadily. and sadly. my Fibro is really playing up with the weather, as is my anxiety- seasonal mood disorder, the heat agitates and distresses me.

but im ok, i have my home, my belongings, my life- unlike so many fellow aussies right now. ive been off the board for a bit as im sick and needed to rest up so i can work full time. sinuses are rotting away and glandular fever.

im overwhelmed by everything right now. i have also done myself a back injury and am trying to deal with the pain from that.

thankyou for the concern and love- please keep the prayers for the Australian bushfire victims (and flooding) coming. they are needed so badly.

i cant wrap my head around what kind of person would intentionally light a fire, and then wait for it to be put out, only to RETURN and relight the same area. sick, sick sick.

love to you all,

Maz XX


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/10/2009 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Great thread Nanners ( mrs Pooh Pooh )........


Keeping you all in my heart thoughts and prayers

Luvs
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TeacherBetsy
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   Posted 2/10/2009 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Praying for everyone involved... the images that I have seen on TV are haunting.

Peace and safety,

Betsy
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stkitt
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   Posted 2/10/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   

CNN coverage of the fires and floods bring tears to my eyes.

You are all in my prayers and I would love to hear from Meg, I have heard she is ok, but if she checks in that would be great.

I know Maz you have been overwhelmed by all and with feeling ill and teaching in the extreme heat you are doing all you can to just hang on.

Gilly, I am so glad you are safe and praying for you.

Blessings to all
Kitt


Nanners
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   Posted 2/10/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
So glad to hear that Maz and Gilly are okay. Hope Meg is okay too. Please know that I am still praying hard for you and your fellow countrymen. The damage and death toll are so so sad.

Hugs,
Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Green Grove
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   Posted 2/10/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I am relieved to hear from you Maz and Gilly! Thank goodness you all are at least okay with all the chaos surrounding you. . . I want to hear from Meg as well. You all take care and know you have a lot of support and prayers for you and fellow Aussie's as well. . . Other than that I'm at a loss for words for the many tragedies.

God Bless!
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Tirzah
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   Posted 2/10/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I am glad that everyone so far has been safe. It is just tragic that fires & floods are affecting so many. I am praying that the people setting the fires will get caught very soon and that as much as possible will be restored before long.

Gilly, I can't imagine trying to go to work in those conditions but I'm sure your patients must value having you there to help them a great deal. I hope they are all okay.

My dear aussie friends,
I'm sure once things get better under control that there will be publicized ways to help in the relief effort, but if there is anything that you all can think of that needs to be done know there are a lot of people in the US that would be glad to help. I can post my email if you think of something.

GB,
frances

stkitt
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   Posted 2/11/2009 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Frances,

Great post.............I agree, if there is anything we can do to help, let us know.  I will check on line and see if any USA relief info is posted.  Also I will continue to pray for all of you.

Last I heard Meg was OK.  I am waiting to hear from her to but I know she is on a 3 week vacation.

This may reassure members that the USA is supporting Australia. :-)

http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/World/Story/STIStory_336539.html

Gentle Hugs to All.

Kitt


Post Edited (stkitt) : 2/11/2009 6:14:35 AM (GMT-7)


Nanners
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   Posted 2/11/2009 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I just heard on our local news this morning that we may be sending out some of our local firefighters to help out. I am in Southern California and we have had a few really horrific fires here in the last 5 years, so our firefighters know what to expect.

Hope the get these fires under control soon. Too much loss and damage to fathom.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

stkitt
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   Posted 2/11/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Nanners

I read the same in the link above which has a good report of the relief effort from around the world..............

We truly are one family when tradgedy strikes.

R You packed yet?  cool

Kitt


Green Grove
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   Posted 2/11/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
It makes me proud to be an American when we can pull together to help our family the world over :) This is wonderful news and very much needed for our Aussie friends right now!
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Mazfire
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   Posted 2/11/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   

it makes me proud to be an aussie.. we are so grateful for all the help, much is needed- but its amazing the way we pull together in times of crisis- i guess all countries have that in common. still have at least 80 people missing presumed dead, cant get in there as fires are still burning. our army is down there helping out as well. so death toll is 182 and at least another 80 expected... so sad.

thankyou all SO much from the bottom of my heart.

Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
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nervymeg
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   Posted 2/11/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you all.

I am so glad our HW members are safe, but my heart is heavy. I have lost a dear friend in the fires and my aunt is still missing, if you can, say a prayer for her. The fires are still burning and it's such a tragedy, but the people who have survived are being brave and amazing. Again, thanks for you care and love ((((everyone))))

Meg


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stkitt
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   Posted 2/11/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Der Meg,

Got your email just now and I am saddened at your loss and how afraid you must be for your Aunt.  What a horrible thing to be happening in your life and all of the others in your country.

You have all of our prayers and we will be anxiously awaiting word on your Aunt.

I have had all of you on my mind and in my heart.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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shedontwearsocks
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   Posted 2/11/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
meg,

i am sending positive thoughts and hugs your way. i am truly sorry to hear about your friend and i dearly hope you hear some good news about your aunt very soon.

stay safe and keep positive :)

Tirzah
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   Posted 2/11/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Meg,
I am so sorry that you lost your friend. What a horrible tragedy. I wish I could be there to support you & your family, but I will send healing thoughts your way long-distance from the US.

I will definitely say a prayer that you hear word about your aunt very soon & that she is alive and well.

GB,
frances

nervymeg
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   Posted 2/12/2009 1:19 AM (GMT -7)   

I am always amazed by how beautiful and caring our HW family is. Thank you Kitt, Frances and shedontwearsocks (welcome). I am meaning to get some sleep but have insomnia..

Wonderful news, my aunt is safe and in a community shelter. Phew. On to the process of grieving. Again, thanks and you are all restoring my faith in humanity. To think that most of these fires were lit by arsonists has kind of messed with my head, but HW is making me see that most people are really wonderful.

Meg, Megs


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stkitt
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   Posted 2/12/2009 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Meg,

I am so happy your Aunt is safe.  You have my deepest sympathy at the loss of your dear friend, Hannah. It is so hard to accept that this disaster was caused by arsons.  I am extremely pleased to know you draw comfort from your HW Family.

Blessings
Kitt


Green Grove
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   Posted 2/12/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Megs,

I very sorry to hear about your friend. I am relieved that your aunt is safe so you can move forward with you grief. I am here for you and so is the rest of your family on HW :)

Take care now!
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Celey
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   Posted 2/12/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
It's times like this I really don't know what to say... All I can think of is how sad it is.... I read on a post in the Crohn's board that Australia got some rain... so I am glad for that.... I hope things don't start getting bad again...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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