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Old 09-02-2008, 05:43 PM   #31
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Oh, bless your heart, honey! I hope you heal quickly.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:45 PM   #32
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I'm sorry to hear you have shingles JKath ... I know when my mom had them not much helped (except complaining about the pain and discomfort). Feel free to vent here if you need to! Feel better soon!
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:53 PM   #33
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I had them in my 40s. Will never forget sitting in the sun at my nephew's outdoor college graduation, in the HEAT, and absolutely miserable. It took a long time for me to get them diagnosed, cuz I didn't think it was something to show the dr. The usual path for shingles is along a nerve branch on the torso, but mine were on my thigh. Couldn't wear pants, had to wear dresses, and no pantyhose... oh the pain!

My dad had 'em too. I wonder if it runs in families?

Here's hoping they leave you quickly.
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:01 PM   #34
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been there too. hot soaks or showers and ibuprofen helped a lot.

what about rain?

just don't let mama run you a "lukewarm" bath. you could hard boil an egg in her tub...
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:02 PM   #35
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:15 PM   #36
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"robo, I can't imagine being in hot water."

obviously you will know what works for you personally. I found the water jets of the shower helped, (and the hotter the better) and I found sleeping on the area was better than not.

Whatever works, I hope you find relief from the annoyance and discomfort.
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:26 PM   #37
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I'm sorry to hear (read) about your situation J... I hope all goes well and that you're a fast healer.

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Old 09-02-2008, 07:38 PM   #38
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There seems to be some protection from getting shingles if a person who has already had chickenpox is around children with active chickenpox periodically. It seems to act as a kind of booster to acquired immunity to the herpes zoster virus.
I had no idea! That is so very interesting!

The good news is, it's only temporary :)
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:49 PM   #39
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So sorry jkath....
I never know what to say to someone hurting when I don't know a thing about the hurt....
but I hope you will be alright?
Dang I'm no good at I hope you feel better....
But I hope you do!!!!!!!
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:00 PM   #40
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alright.......JKath..........hope that you feel better soon.........will be willing you to do so.........kick butt..........not fair......you're strong, Girl!!! Go!!!
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