i meant to say this in my earlier post...
wow! it sounds like some of you have survived some pretty intense situations... thank goodness that everyone on this site has survived to tell the tale.
i feel bad for those people less fortunate.
life seems so precious once you've lived through something so horrendous.
At the time of it's happening, your experience was no less harrowing than any other. Yours just happened to end in a positive way - as did mine, Sam's and the others.