Shingles

Posted by: MacBozo

Shingles - 03/09/13 12:08 PM

Not the roofing kind. smirk
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Shingles - 03/09/13 12:24 PM

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My deepest sympathy, Dood. Some people have light cases. May you be one of those.

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Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Shingles - 03/09/13 12:36 PM

Hope it's a light one too. My wife had a pretty light case, with some significant but not horrible discomfort. Good luck!
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Shingles - 03/09/13 12:41 PM

So far, just on the right side of my face and only mildly annoying. Got meds today.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Shingles - 03/09/13 12:49 PM

Got my "Welcome to Medicare" physical next month, and I'm gonna be asking the doc about it. I had chicken pox when I was in my mid-30's. eek
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Shingles - 03/09/13 12:53 PM

There is a vaccine for it now. Once my outbreak subsides, I'm going to get it.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Shingles - 03/09/13 12:54 PM

That's good to know. I don't envy your discomfort.
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Shingles - 03/09/13 01:36 PM

Shingles can be nasty.
Get well soon.

Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Shingles - 03/09/13 01:46 PM

Thanks! Right now, it's just a PITA (or face).
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Shingles - 03/09/13 02:04 PM

In order to avoid looking totally absurd, I'm now growing a mustache. laugh
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Shingles - 03/09/13 06:00 PM

So far I have not had the displeasure, know several who have had them...not comfortable...mustache is good idea
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Shingles - 03/09/13 06:15 PM

One of my brothers had it last year. We were discussing it today. He said it was so bad for him, he wouldn't wish it on his worst enemy.
I thought that was a pretty stout statement and brought up his first ex-wife.... he said not even her.
Must have been hell.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Shingles - 03/09/13 06:16 PM

Sorry to hear, hope it goes away soon.
Originally Posted By: MacBozo
Thanks! Right now, it's just a PITA (or face).
Okay that's too easy. Such a soft lob can be hit so many ways. grin
Posted by: MrB

Re: Shingles - 03/09/13 09:33 PM

Oh man. They can be tough. Hope it clears up soon

Dave
Posted by: SleeveTugger

Re: Shingles - 03/10/13 04:33 AM

Sorry to hear you have to experience this. One of my children had shingles in her teens. I felt so sorry for her. It was a very painful experience.
I've been getting the shingles vaccine for two years now and plan to continue.

Hope your case is mild and resolves quickly.
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Shingles - 03/10/13 05:13 AM

Oh, man, Michael, I'm so sorry.

My Dad had them years ago, and he was in terrible pain.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Shingles - 03/10/13 04:43 PM

Thanks for all the sympathies, but this outbreak on my face hasn't been terribly uncomfortable. It has spread a bit and I need to go to an ophthalmologist tomorrow to get the eye drops that prevent the shingles from causing eye ulcers. So much fun! whistle
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Shingles - 03/10/13 04:44 PM

Can't tell which? laugh
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Shingles - 03/10/13 06:40 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
Can't tell which? laugh
Egg Zachary.

Serious, I know it sucks, get better.

I guess you can look at it as if this is the worst I ever have to go through...
Posted by: DLC

Re: Shingles - 03/10/13 08:41 PM

Did you get the vaccine, or are you too young ?? eek
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Shingles - 03/11/13 03:43 AM

Vaccine is recommended for those of us who are over 60. No, I haven't had that, but I can after this flare up subsides.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Shingles - 03/11/13 02:01 PM

Saw the ophthalmologist today. He isn't concerned that it will affect my eyes due to the location of the outbreak being below the eye. If the outbreak were on my head or forehead, then there is a significantly higher risk of eye infection.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Shingles - 03/11/13 02:45 PM

Glad to hear it Michael.
I have some horror stories about family members and shingles, but I'll spare you. :-)
Posted by: DLC

Re: Shingles - 03/11/13 02:57 PM

Hope you recover soon Michael and get that vaccination ! eek

tha sooner, tha betta !!
Posted by: MrB

Re: Shingles - 03/11/13 08:34 PM

Good news. Hope things improve

Dave
Posted by: carp

Re: Shingles - 03/11/13 09:59 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
Hope you recover soon Michael and get that vaccination ! eek

tha sooner, tha betta !!



I think you mean (vacation) after all the man just installed a dishwasher laugh Wify owns him one .
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Shingles - 03/13/13 07:29 PM

Swelling and tenderness began to subside today.