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Old 09-02-2008, 07:09 PM   #41
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DH had shingles when he was 22. It went up the right side of his throat, and side of his face, near his ear. He was in pain for a while. He still has dead nerves on that side.
I hope you get well real soon, J!!!

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Old 09-02-2008, 07:33 PM   #42
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I'm sorry you are going through this, jkath.

I've heard that they can be nasty, so I hope you can find ways to be more comfortable with traditional and/or non -traditional medicines as you are healing.

Wish I could make you something to eat (or drink) to take your mind off it!

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Old 09-02-2008, 08:09 PM   #43
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OW!!! Are you on an antiviral? I hope so, and lots of pain drugs.

Ken had it when the girls were little and he curled up into a little fetal ball because it hurt so bad til we got him the good drugs.

He also gave the girls chickenpox...sigh. THAT was fun. A 3 year old and an 18 month old with pox all over their poor little bodies and a husband rolling in pain. Nasty.

Jkath, chicken soup too. For the comfort factor alone. And you can't go near anyone immune compromised for some time (I'm sure you know that though)
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:18 PM   #44
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Oh Jkath that sucks. I'm so sorry. Hope you feel better soon !!
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:45 PM   #45
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I hate hearing that you are going through this jkath. My aunt and a friend both got shingles. I didn't realize someone with shingles could give someone chickenpox, but I did know that if you are prone to shingles you can get it by being around someone with chickenpox.

Once my friend and I were at a school function (our kids went to school together, and I babysat her kids)--I think it was the talent show. Suddenly the woman in front of us starts talking, loud enough for us to hear, to the woman next to her, saying that even though her kid (in her lap and running around) had chickenpox, she brought him with her anyway. I was so mad! Now I would have said something, but then I was a little more shy. My friend didn't say anything either. We just prayed she wouldn't get a bout of shingles, and fortunately she didn't.

Take good care of yourself!

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Old 09-02-2008, 11:05 PM   #46
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i have seen my mom go thru this and do not pretend to know what it is like. i just wanted to wish you well and hope you have a speedy recovery.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:06 AM   #47
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Sorry to hear this JKath. Hope you recover quickly.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:44 PM   #48
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Hope you recover soon ... Remember to stay inside.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:52 PM   #49
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:15 AM   #50
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Ouch, that sounds pretty bad! I think we need a community doctor!

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