hehe I'm from the Bay Area, and was 12 years old when the 1989 one hit. Crazy stuff. I moved to Nevada, and hoped I got away from those buggers. We had a swarm of them over several months this year. Some nice sized ones too. Can't get away from them! Glad no damage was done down there, too close to my Disneyland darn it! ;)
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapering down from 10 mg again, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).