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Old 09-02-2008, 12:55 PM   #11
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Wholly crap. That's some serious stuff.
And having chickenpox makes you prone to getting it... wonderful....
Wow I always thought that if you had Chicken Pox then you could not (in most cases) get shingles. Looks like I was very wrong.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:57 PM   #12
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Actually, I think you have to have already had chickenpox in order to get shingles. It's a re-activation of the same virus.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:57 PM   #13
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Wow I always thought that if you had Chicken Pox then you could not (in most cases) get shingles. Looks like I was very wrong.
Yeah, where's that phobia thread.....
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:07 PM   #14
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Awe jkath... I'm sorry!! That has to be a bummer. My prayers for a speedy recovery are with you!
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:24 PM   #15
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Jkath,
so sorry that you're hurting..Take good care and get lots of rest and prayers that this goes away soon.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:26 PM   #16
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Awww No! Get well soon Jkath!
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:29 PM   #17
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I'm sorry to hear jkath. It doesn't necessarily happen to older people. I got it when I was pregnant with my first child at 26. I couldn't take any meds so I applied cornstarch to alleviate the itching and burning. I hope you feel better soon.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:34 PM   #18
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Get well soon. Take it easy.
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Sorry to hear that jkath. I hope you get over it quickly.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:48 PM   #20
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Thank you so much for the nice thoughts! It is so appreciated!

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can you lay over the hole in my roof on friday? it's supposed to rain... j/k j.
or get a job in roofing.
You know, I almost put in my original posting, "and no, buckytom, I won't be roofing today" .... you are such a goof!


For those who didn't read the info link, (thank you ladycook!) if you had chickenpox as a kid (which I did, and it was a horrific case at age 2, thanks to my kindergarten aged sister who "shared") the virus lays dormant in you. It stays in you and rears it's ugly head when your body has something major, like cancer, surgery, etc. I haven't had any major things that would cause my immune system to get weak, but who knows...I'm always on the go, and stress is a daily issue that I choose not to let me get down. The problem is, the virus is airborne & contagious, and I could give chickenpox to people, especially pregnant women and small kids.

For those who are 60 and above: if you've had chickenpox, please consider getting the shingles vaccine. They generally don't give it out to younger people.
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