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Shingles Update Week 4 day 1

Friday, April 18, 2014

Today I was able to keep my eyes open almost all day and driving was easier. My glass prescription is now too strong so I need tyo get that checked. Tomorrow morning I will be doing a four mile walk in the morning.
Going to bed
Sweet dream and God bless

  
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PATSYB7 4/19/2014 6:36AM

    Glad to hear you're improving. Enjoy your walk!

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DOUGLYE 4/19/2014 3:11AM

    It's been a long haul. I am glad you are able to walk

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JACKIE542 4/18/2014 11:48PM

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Shingles Update Week 3 day 6

Friday, April 18, 2014

Was able to keep my eye open, but it is sensitive to light and the strain is great. I was able to drive for about an hour, but it was not easy. I also walked for an hour, also not easy because of the sun.
Sweet dreams my friend and God bless

  
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SOULFISH80 4/18/2014 5:36PM

    That sounds like baby steps progress. God is good. I hope your spirit is filled with peace in knowing that all will be back to health and strength very soon. Congrats on getting your walk in even though it was a challenge. Stay strong!

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JACKIE542 4/18/2014 9:44AM

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PATSYB7 4/18/2014 6:58AM

    Glad you're able to get out and about.
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DOUGLYE 4/18/2014 1:29AM

    What a journey this has been for you. I am guessing you are starting to sympathize with Job.

Take care my friend.
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Shingles Update Week 3 day 4

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shingles getting better. Eyes still slightly impaired Today is week three day 4 since I was diagnosed. Looking forward to the end which SEEMS close

  
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KERRIELYNN719 4/17/2014 10:24PM

    So glad you're getting better!

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SOULFISH80 4/17/2014 6:37PM

    I am so glad to hear that you are improving!!! Praise God!!! Can't wait to hear that you are fully recovered!

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EILEEN828 4/17/2014 3:18PM

    Syd I'm so glad to hear this. Keep improving fast! You know I'm pulling for you. emoticon

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STEVEN_D 4/16/2014 9:46AM

    May the end of this be near for you. Glad to hear this is clearing up and helping with your well being

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JACKIE542 4/16/2014 9:37AM

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LACEYKYLE 4/16/2014 1:38AM

    Man, I hear Shingles are awful!! So glad you're on the mend. I'll be praying for you brother!!

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IGNITEME101 4/16/2014 12:40AM

    WooHoo! so glad for you!

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BETRHO48 4/16/2014 12:05AM

    Finally! Some improvement. This is wonderful news.
So glad you are feeling better.

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Blog for Sunday

Monday, April 14, 2014

The pain meds are working, but they are not painful, had only one painful episode today. I must remember not to touch my head no matter how much it inches as those touches regardless how softly I touch the itch as they trigger the pain.
It is late so I am off to bed
Sweet Dreams my friends

  
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DOUGLYE 4/15/2014 11:30AM

    STILL?
Oh my goodness.

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HABITATVITALITY 4/15/2014 1:56AM

    Gosh, so sorry to hear you have shingles! Sounds very painful and inconvenient! Praying for your quick recovery!

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IGNITEME101 4/14/2014 3:14PM

    Glad your pain has minimized. Still praying for you!

My sister just called me and my BIL was told he has shingles today at the DRS OFFICE. He has 5 spots on his neck and shoulder combined. The DR gave him a shot and dark blue huge pills. He is in awful pain! He thought he'd been bit by a spider because it burned so badly. wow The shot he received so quickly is suppose to keep his shingles from getting awful. Were you given a shot right away?

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PATSYB7 4/14/2014 6:39AM

    Hang in there--I'm praying you find relief from the itching/pain.
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KERRIELYNN719 4/14/2014 6:06AM

    I am so glad to hear you're doing slightly better! I've been wanting to ask but don't want to bug you since you aren't feeling all that great

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Saturday April 12 The Shingle Journey continue and pain is new to that journy

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Did not sleep for more than a total of 2 hours because of sharp pain in head. I decided to fill the pain meds and had my sister drive me to walgreens. Inside a pain hit me so hard I collapsed, my sister caught me before I hit the floor, it felt like my entire head was on fire and lots of pressure especially in the eye. Took meds and relaxed 7 hours later, while still on pain killers, it hit me again again only worse and it lasted about ten minutes, could not keep from crying and could not control the pain, no one around so I called my sister and she left her party and took me to the emergency room. My eye is ok (no shingles in the eye itself) New pain killers for the nervous system, it will not stop the pain, but it will moderate it some. 3 weeks going on 4, this just crazy.
Sleep well my friends and God bless

  
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IGNITEME101 4/13/2014 12:31PM

    :( I would cry, too. PTL you have family who can help you while you're healing from this horrible case of shingles.

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SOULFISH80 4/13/2014 10:54AM

    Oh no, this sounds agonizing. I am so sorry to hear about this. I will be praying for you. I have heard that shingles is an extremely painful thing to have. I hope that you feel better as soon as possible. Stay strong and allow yourself anything you need to be comfortable. Get well soon friend. So terribly sorry.

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STEVEN_D 4/13/2014 10:46AM

    I hope this goes away soon. Few things I've heard cause as much pain. I hope the new medicine gives some relief.

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EILEEN828 4/13/2014 5:54AM

    Oh no Syd, I'm so sorry to hear you have shingles and it is affecting your eye so bad. Somehow you got off my blog list and I reestablished it and went back through your blogs to catch up. I've had shingles before too but nothing like this. I don't know what med you take for the shingles but the one they gave me made me sleep for 20 hours a day, I took them for 4 days and said enough I can't function like this. It was supposed to be a pain med but it is actually an antidepressant that is actually indicated for shingles but since I didn't have that much pain I decided to stop. I can honestly say that what little pain I did have came about when I started that med, when I stopped it the pain went away for the most part. Since that med worked by going straight to the nerve endings where shingles lives I felt it aggravated / activated it to feel pain not take pain away. That med could have been prescribed for months, I'm really glad I figured it out early on. Yes it did take time to go away but I didn't get major pain. In fact I've even had it again a couple more times when I could see some spots again that were itchy, I do my best to ignore and they've gone away quick. I so hope this starts to clear up soon for you it's sounds so terribly painful for you and I can't imagine how you are able to cope with it. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. emoticon emoticon

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BETRHO48 4/13/2014 2:26AM

    I am so sorry to read in your blogs that you have acquired a case of shingles. It is a terrible infection to have.

I am praying that you will be better very soon.


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