Here's what I've heard since Friday:
I've gained 25 lbs. since the Storm. I guess we were denied for so long that we keep "treating" ourselves. ---BSL resident
We've had another "Katrina Spike" at the hospital. ---hospital administrator
I went to the Coast. I can't go back, it's too sad. How can you live there? ---lawyer upstate
I can't cry. I can't eat. My stomach hurts. ---friend
I know I have PTSD. I just try to go on with it. ---friend
This is my life and the life of those around me for miles and miles. Everyday, we cope with the aftermath. The above comments aren't complaints. Just stating the facts.