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   Posted 9/11/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, see you guys later I hope. Have to evacuate again. We have done this so much now I expect to see my face on a migratory bird stamp soon. Price of gas jumped 75 cents per gallon today and we are looking for over a dollar jump by the weekend, if we can find any to come home on, if we have a home to come home to.These evacuations are costing more and more and there is no help for people like us. We dont fall into the right categories. We are not expecting the full fury of the storm but hes pushing a lot of flood water and we are in a low place. The bayou is out of her bank now and hes not close yet.  I am trying to be optimistic but all this is really taking a toll on me. My wife is doing better than I am though I have a hard time saying that. I dont really know what is wrong with me but I am all out of steam. Just want to go and not come back. There is a chance we will lose most of what we have and I dont know if I have the right stuff to start over. Cleaning a foot of mud out of a house is a hard thing to do when all you have after is ruined. Sorry for not being my up beat self guys, I just can't tonight. I'm worried. I worry for the people that this will effect all along the coast as well as us. Please say a little prayer for us all and we will pray for each other . If not to be spared, then the strength to start over. God bless you my friends and hope to see you all again soon......
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   Posted 9/11/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
My prayers and thoughts are with you both again. God Bless LOL

Too many years with CD
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   Posted 9/11/2008 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Prayers for you and all who will be affected by this storm!! It is a bright spot to hear your wife is feeling better!!
Diagnosed early 2007 with rectal Crohn's.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulas with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP.

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   Posted 9/11/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sniper will do the praying you just don't worry what will be will be and we all know you have strength just maybe stay at MIL's until you feel more rested. I sure hpe she's a good cook and you all get some much needed rest .Gas here is 135 . Be waiting to hear how your doing . lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail

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   Posted 9/11/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
((((((((((((((((HUGS SNIPER AND WIFE))))))))))))))))))

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   Posted 9/11/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Prayers AND (((HUGS))), Sniper, for you, Camilla and all who may be ravaged by this storm. God never gives us more than we can bear. You must all be one tough bunch of people down there in that area!!!!

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   Posted 9/11/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
((((((((((((((((((((Sniper and Camilla)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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   Posted 9/11/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
My thoughts are with you, Sniper. Try to be strong, this too will pass.
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 75 mg 6MP. 3mg prednisone (trying to taper). Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).

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   Posted 9/11/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Its ok not to be the strong one all the time, its very understandable to feel so defeated having to pack up once again. Like the others said, you need rest and you will dig deep and find that strength to do what needs to be done when the time comes. You are a remarkable person and I will miss you while you are away for awhile. Stay safe.

Big Hugs,


  • 41 yr old farmwife!! and mom of boys 11 and 9
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   Posted 9/12/2008 5:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Sniper...was thinking of you while I was in Jackson MS this week.  I saw how high the waters are there and they are no where as near to the coast as you.

Be careful about the depression that seems to be sinking in (rightfully so, but I know it is scary)  talking to us is great, but keep finding outlets while you are at MIL's.  You are more than allowed to not be the "chipper one" at this time.  We miss the humor, but can sympathize too.

Stay dry and cool and will keep you, your family and those you love in my thoughts

Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
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   Posted 9/12/2008 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Was saying prayers for you and Camilla on the way into work this morning and asking God to protect your home and those of your neighbors and others affected by this storm. Please keep safe and we will miss you while you are gone.

God Bless,
Gail *Nanners*
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.

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   Posted 9/12/2008 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Sniper, I'm sorry. There's nothing else to say, is there? I'm just so, so sorry.

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   Posted 9/12/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper, everyone else has pretty much said it all.((((((((hugs)))))))) and prayers for you and Camilla and everyone being effected by the storms.

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   Posted 9/12/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
good luck and stay safe.. did see ahumorous sign though.. it said "ike go away , tina's not here!"


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   Posted 9/12/2008 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper, ditto everyone's good wishes, always thinking of you and Camilla.

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   Posted 9/13/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
wishing you well. keep us posted!
.: stephanie :.
33 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits

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   Posted 9/13/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Sniper, I'm so sorry to hear you're going through this again. And so soon after the last evacuation. I can certainly understand how this could bring you down. You and your wife are in my thoughts and prayers. Big (((HUGS))).


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   Posted 9/13/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper... I worry about you everytime I listen to the news. I normally DON"T watch the news because with my anxiety disorder I later have nightmares etc... but I can't help but to listen to the news these days... I watch and tell my daughters... Oh Lord I hope Sniper and Camilla are ok. I feel discouraged for you and for all those folks that have to pack so often and flee... not knowing what you will come back to.
They are criticizing folks who haven't evacuated from Houston... 100 thousand or so... I said to my daughter... not every body has a car... or the means to pack up and go everytime... some families have no where to go or no way to get there ...

My thoughts and prayers are with you dear Sniper! Try to get some rest while you are away... don't forget to take deep breaths... restore yourself !
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.

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   Posted 9/13/2008 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Getting old isn't it? Just like our blasted kidneystones, although this is an emotional pain. Well, Ike is just exiting this area. Not that bad here, but was pretty rough not that far away.
At least I don't live in Galveston or Houston!

<<<<Prayers>> my friend. Godspeed!


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   Posted 9/13/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Marie-Claire said...
They are criticizing folks who haven't evacuated from Houston... 100 thousand or so... I said to my daughter... not every body has a car... or the means to pack up and go everytime... some families have no where to go or no way to get there ...
It's true that some of those people- the last number I heard was 140,000- probably thought they had no where to go and no way to get there.  But evacuations started on Wednesday, and there were buses provided by the state and shelters opened in the Austin area.  The reality is that many of those people could have evacuated and chose not to.  The scramble out of Houston three years ago for Rita was unreal.  It took me 22 hours to drive from Houston to Austin, which is usually more like a 4 hour drive.  More people died in the evacuation than from the storm.  A lot people swore they'd never go through that again, and now they're paying for that decision.  I got out Wednesday afternoon, and had no trouble with traffic whatsoever.  I'm lucky enough to have friends in the area that I could stay with.  Paying for a hotel room for a week or staying in a shelter would have been harder to manage, but certainly easier than hanging out in a flooded apartment with no power, waiting for someone to rescue me.

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   Posted 9/13/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
It must be a very difficult decision to make for a lot of people... whether to stay or leave. Do shelters allow pets... that may be why some decide not to go.
I can't speak from experience in regards to hurricanes etc.. but I DO know what it is like to go around your house and try to decide what you can bring with you and what you have to leave behind. When we left( for different reasons) I knew it was for good... so I know first hand the pain of losing everything , regardless of the reason.

My heart goes out to everyone who had to flee... and the stress and uncertainty of it all... and to those , who for whatever reasons, decided to stay.

Prayers are sent 10 fold to all of you in this situation.

51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.

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