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   Posted 9/17/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in Friendswood, south of houston and north of galveston...Today is my first time to have internet.... I lost it friday at 7pm.. I dont think i could do this again.. It was the hardest thing not having any grocery stores or fresh food, or option to cool down.. I had to eat food that has torn up my stomach and the heat made me not sleep.. Last night  I slept 6 hours and that was awesome (most in 4 days.. every other was 4 or less hours)... Ike came through and the eye passed right by my house.. literally it was a mile from me..It tore through our homes and neighborhoods like they were nothing.. It took out trees and caused so much destruction.. the best part was that i actually got a new roof so it held up(no leaks)... but it has been soooo stressful.. My hubby's mom and dad have no power or water so they have been living with us since friday.. and we have water but no power up until tuesday morning.. I love his parents but it is so stressful having people live with you that are in a completely different lifestyle.. I am easily stressed by clutter and disorganization and it is so disorganized and I couldn't clean for 4 days.. AHHHH. and then 4 dogs.. omgosh.. but its getting better, i have power.. i can clean and they are still hear but hopefully soon they get power.. they are telling us it might be 2 more weeks before they get power... i can't beleive it.. this storm took out my "home" i grew up in houston and galveston.. and now.. its like a bomb went off. and then there are blackhawks and jets and all sort of military type things.. and trucks feeding people in the streets.. it is the scariest thing to think this could happen to us.. there is no gas you have to wait an hour and half or more to get it.. and then on top of all of this.. my husband does not get paid unless he works and of corse with no power = no work.. I can't wait for this to be over..I don't even think this thing makes full sense because im so exhausted I can't think properly.. I am going to go to sleep now because i have to work Over time at work to make up for my lack of income..
24 year old female Diagnosed Sept '03 still fighting for remission
longest break 9mths; meds: Asacol 6-400mg tabs aday, Iron 40mg; B-12 vit.-stopped Humira due to a CMV virus which cause liver elevation
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   Posted 9/17/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hang in there. I know its tough. I am in south Louisiana. We are dealing with it too. Hopefuly we will have some cold weather soon.
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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   Posted 9/18/2008 2:40 AM (GMT -7)   
ddr, hang in there... your young, you will probably go through this a dozen times in your life if you stay in a disaster prone area. just learn from this time and be more prepared next time...

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   Posted 9/18/2008 3:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Prayers and good vibes to you. Take care of yourself!

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   Posted 9/18/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hope you get things in order soon but don't worry thinks will get back on track. Thank goodness you all are alive and well. Sounds like the storm was very close and I am glad for the mile that was between you and it. Sleep will come. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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   Posted 9/18/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm in Maine where the fear when you lose power is that people will freeze. I always thought "must be nice not worrying about losing heat in the south." But I never thought how much it would suck to lose AC down there!! Yikes. Losing power really does throw a wrench into everything. And even if you are prepared, we know our stomachs don't always want to eat what is on the menu. Try to keep bags of instant rice or something that you could make on a propane stove that is tummy friendly. How did you do as far as having toilet access? At least with all the flood water there should always be something to flush the toilets with!
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.

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