Tropical storm Irene came through and did some serious damage. To start with, New Jersey had a record amount of rain for the month of August. Then Irene came through and dumped another 7 inches. The wind blew a basement window in, and flash floods passed through the home like a river. It was a race and a battle to save a 250-year-old home. Leaving wasn't an option, as they had to care for the horses. Power was out. All they had was a large Honda generator to work whatever magic they could with pumps and whatever equipment they could.
Sunday morning I started getting text messages. She threw up, and was hyperventilating. She told me she was scared because if she had a heart attack, only a boat could get to her. She was vomiting. I called her up and talked her through deep breathing. She seemed to calm down considerably as I worked with her. I explained that it wasn't a heart attack, but rather an anxiety attack. I talked her through what her next steps were. Then she got on with her duties like the together person I know she is.
Several days later I hear things are beginning to get under control. They're pulling dead hot water heaters out of the basement, powerwashing the walls, throwing 2 dumpsters worth of memorabilia away, etc., etc.
Then I get this text about 4 days after Irene came through.
Bill, I have a stupid medical question. The last two nights I wake up in the middle of the night freezing as if I am in sub zero temps with no clothes on. I can't stop the whole body shaking and covers don't seem to help at all. Stress? Menopause? Some bacteria I got exposed to?
Give the diagnosis.
P.S. As a martial artist, you should know. And that's a hint.