I just arrived home from a 10 day trip to Hawaii, Kona on the Big island.
My first recurrence began 5 months ago after 3.5 yr remission.
Here in southern Oregon...I started Hospice in my home.
My nurse set me up with Hospice there...she ordered all the oxygen gear, wheelchair, etc delivered to our condo prior to our arrival
She came to visit me the next day and was just amazing.
She ordered prescriptions that my hubby picked up nearby.
This past Thursday evening we learned about the Japanese tsunami. Our hotel was going to evacuate originally, so we began to pack.
Five minutes later we felt a strong earthquake! In our condo on the 3rd floor of the building. We were then advised to stay up until 3 am when the report would be evaluated form tiny little Wake Island five or six hours west of us.
Also we had the big volcano acting up filling new islands of laval foam off the east Hilo side of the island. We ended up staying on the condo 3rd floor.
Friday we monitored the local televisions based on Oahu.
We drove south that afternoon to the village of Kona for early dinner. Moderate damage to two major hotels, both. Of which were still closed yesterday.
We never saw any reporters, news crews, etc, all week-end. With the vast coasts of Maui and Big Island, I personally doubt first rumors of little damage.
This whole Pacific rim problems generated by mother nature and by man(nuclear) Will greatly influence Japanese economy and also ours. Please send prayers to all...they really need it!