Quote from Dream_Nurse
No, there is no such thing as a Katrina cough. For most people that think they have the "Katrina Cough", it is psychosomatic, and for others they may have a really bad cough but that is only because that already had an underlying sickness, and being exposed for long periods of time to debris and such just made it worse. I am from New Orleans (Now in Baton Rouge), I usually go back every day or every other day to clean up. We lived in New Orleans East (the upper 9th ward), and I am just fine. I am used to humidity, but if there if something in the air to make me sick, I catch it at the drop of a dime, and as I said I am fine. I don't relate being used to humidity, and being used to mold, because yea it was humid, but the only way we would see mold is if there was a water leak some wear, not just because of the humidity.
Well, that is pretty much what my Doc (graduated top of her class from LSU, GO TIGERS!!!!) called it. Yep, cracked a rib. Nice cough syrup at night, nice antibiotic and feeling better. I wish I could figure out how to post my pictures, got some great shots of the barge that went over the levee and is still on top of the school bus.
Sorry to here, Dream, that you get sick so easily but you are very young and just getting exposure to illness. When you get to be as old as me you can pretty much dance with the Ebola virus and walk away to tell the tale.
Touring the 9th and St Bernards I am wondering why we do no less for this devastation than we are providing for Iraq in cleaning and rebuilding. We stayed at a Hilton Garden downtown and the other part I noticed is the majority of service workers, housekeepers, etc. where full blown Mexican nationals who spoke some pretty good English and were happy to discuss their perceptions about the place, they all miss home and plan on leaving when the contracts are up.
Most of the bars in the Quarter were up and running with a friendly crowd but most of my favorite shops were still boarded up. Lot's of hope but also lot's of sadness. Went to Dorignacs for groceries, took us 4 hours to get outta there! Granted, it was the only place open on a holiday week end.
Kenner looked pretty good, had a great nite out with the Councilman and his wife, sushi. I asked for tofu and they DEEP FRIED IT!!!! These folks will deep fry water if you ask them!!!! Also sad to hear about all the dogs they are unable to adopt out, many folks are not interested in pit bull type mixes which is what the majority of these fur factories are.
I will post some pix, somehow. Kicken the Katrina cough....