Thursday, September 11, 2008

If you live by the coast...

You might get a hurricane.

Yup, Ike is on a bee-line for Galveston, which means H-town will therefore be majorly impacted. Which means I go on 12 hour shifts starting tomorrow and probably won't be "off" until Sunday or Monday (or later) depending on damage and clean-up stuffs.... I've been in a couple of tornadoes and survived Rita (where we got the clean side) but this one is a little scary.

My partner's parents came to our house tonight from Galveston - they're hoping they have a house to go home to in a couple of days. We're not under mandatory evacuation where we live, so while I'm at work my partner and her parents will be riding it out at our house, with our 3 pups. We've taken some precautions and will most definately lose power in the afternoon tomorrow - the winds should hit close to 70-80 by the mid-afternoon tomorrow... I've got my "supplies" packed up for the station.

I probably won't be posting for a little bit - if I do, then that's a very good thing (or, if you don't particularly care for my style, it might not be!!) Course, there's another HUGE pink elephant in the middle of my brain I'm not going to blog about now because Ike is a HUMONGOUS pink elephant.... seems my L-spine MRI series was, and this is a direct quote from my wonderful NP, "SUCKED". I have an appointment in a couple of weeks to see a neurosurgeon because I have a nerve root compression between my L5 & S1.... and according to the radiologist, it's bad enough to recommend me as a surgical candidate for repair. Talk about freaking out this morning. I called my best friend, who's a doc, and she told me that was actually good news. Sorta like if you had to chose between a broken ankle or a sprained ankle, you'd want to take the broken one because it gets set, it heals, you move on.... with a sprained ankle it has to be nursed back and watched and treated gingerly....

Despite my saying I wasn't going to talk about it - I already said too much!! Oh, well, I just hope I have a relatively secure home to come back to myself in a couple of days!

2 comments:

pUNKrOCKfairy said...

Well, it's over. The Storm part anyway. The media coverage of the wreckage is pretty discouraging. Hope you and yours are ok.

Kimberly said...

Been thinking about you. Hope everything is OK. I'll be back in Corpus Christi in October or November. Maybe we could figure out a way to meet somewhere!

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