Recovering from Hurricane Sandy

Dr John
By Dr John Latest Reply 2012-11-14 17:30:13 -0600
Started 2012-11-13 09:41:53 -0600

I got power back after 12 days and phones, internet, and TV after 15 days. I had a small generator that powered my furnace, which was great because it got down to 30 degrees F. at night. I had a camping stove that I cooked on. I'm a volunteer for the Red Cross and as usual, they never have anything I can eat. It is a world full of wheat products and eggs. So, I brought my emergency food: granola bars (29g carb/package).

I'm on a pump, I think 2 months now, so it goes with me everywhere. It was great not having to find a place to inject.

The devastation from this "Super storm" aka "Franken storm" will be here for many years to come.

On Monday night, at the peak of the storm, I made my usual trek around the neighborhood. It is really exciting to push with all of your strength to walk in a fierce wind. We had wind gusts to 96 mph. I live on the north shore of Long Island.


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red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-11-14 17:30:13 -0600 Report

I'm so glad you are ok and had your emergency bag. So many diabetics take it for granted that they will always be ok and have what they need available. I guess it will take that first event to kick them into gear and pack one. I think us type 1's just plan alittle better because of the insulin use and how fast we can drop, etc..

Hopefully things will get better for the places hit by the storm soon.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-13 19:27:43 -0600 Report

I am glad you are doing okay. The storm was devastating. Maryland saw damage and people were without power. Maryland has sent State Troopers. My city sent Paramedics and our power company has sent employees to help get the power back for you guys. Over the weekend two radio stations and a tv station worked to fill two buses with clothing, food, baby supplies, water and cleaning supplies. The buses left Sunday. This storm was bad and it will take years to recover and rebuild. Good luck to you and stay safe.

jigsaw 2012-11-13 10:46:05 -0600 Report

I grew up on Long Island, and lived there for 55 years ! I moved to NC about 9 years ago. I am totally amazed and disappointed at the amount of devastation that took place. I really never thought I would see the day !
I think of and pray daily for all those that were affected by this nightmare storm.