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Author Topic: Just in time for the holidays  (Read 1734 times)

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Offline Jeff G

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Just in time for the holidays
« on: December 14, 2012, 09:58:09 PM »
I have shingles , and no , I'm not going die so y'all cant have my stuff .

I haven't been to the doctor yet but I have had shingles three times before and know whats up . I'm trying to convince myself I can wait till Monday to go to the doc because urgent care places around here piss me off . They hear HIV and will want to do all kind of test while keeping me there for hours while they get HIV specialist on the phone from my clinic . I vowed never to go back to a doc in the box after I walked out the last time while they ran around freaking out .

I called my friend who's a doc and left a message , he will insist on calling me in some valtrex when he calls back because he is counting on me to go with them to the beach for New Years . I hate hitting him up for stuff like this but fortunately I never have to ask because he offers . 

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 10:19:37 PM »
I hope you're feeling better in a few days :(
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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 10:21:47 PM »
If you've had them before, you know how quickly it becomes miserable.  Don't wait too long buddy.

Hope you get it cleared up quickly.
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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 10:23:54 PM »
Dang, jg, I hope you hold on until monday and get your valtrex soon. I had shingles back on 2005 (It was 3 years before my Dx, but hell, I suspect I was poz by that time) and I don't wanna get them again. Even thinking about it scares the shit outta me.
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Offline bocker3

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 10:25:53 PM »
Jeff

Hope it isn't too bad an outbreak......  Get that Valtrex pronto.

Hugs,
Mike

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Offline thunter34

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2012, 10:48:28 PM »
Yikes.  I am so sorry to hear this.  I am surely glad you have your doc friend handy.  I remember when I had them that they went from zero to YEOW! in merely hours. 

Get thee the Valtrex.  And a nice painkiller wouldn't hurt.
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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2012, 11:05:54 PM »
I think it was stress brought on by Miss P calling me an Idiot Hick yesterday in Wolfs Christmas Thread .

When Miss P used his words to hurt me I cried for hours and that's probably what brought it on .

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2012, 04:43:14 AM »
Hey JG;

First - sorry you have the shingles and I hope you get better soon.

Have you had the shingles vaccine?  I was talking to my doctor about it in my last appointment and he kind of poo-pooed the idea - he said insurance wouldn't pay for it till I am 62 (?? I can't remember the exact age, I'm 52 now) and it would be $200 out of pocket. The money seems like allot...until you get the shingles.

I think I am talking myself into the vaccine...

When Miss P used his words to hurt me I cried for hours and that's probably what brought it on .

If there is a Miss P vaccine I will have to consider getting that too.

Again, get better soon,
JM
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2012, 08:17:33 AM »
Hi Jmark . Since I have had shingles before its my understanding the shingles vaccine wont work for me . If I was a candidate for it and could afford it I would get it if I could .

Miss P just needs more love . I encourage every one to PM him and tell him You is smart You is kind You is important .
 

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2012, 08:57:11 AM »
sorry to hear about your shingles.
crappy timing!

as for the vaccine,
my ID doc told me that i shouldn't get it due to my hiv and the fact it's made from a live virus.
is he right??
(i had chicken pox as a child but have not had shingles...yet)

ps- i doubt miss p. slept a wink last night with all of the guilt.
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Offline Dachshund

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2012, 09:27:29 AM »
Sorry to hear this, but please don't wait too long. Shingles are just the worst. Hoping for a speedy recovery and yes most ailments can be directly attributed to Miss P. from male-pattern baldness to IBS.

edited to add erectile dysfunction
« Last Edit: December 15, 2012, 10:08:29 AM by Dachshund »

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2012, 11:34:22 AM »
JG, Mitch:

Since I have had shingles before its my understanding the shingles vaccine wont work for me . If I was a candidate for it and could afford it I would get it if I could   

as for the vaccine,
my ID doc told me that i shouldn't get it due to my hiv and the fact it's made from a live virus.
is he right??

My doctor indicated that the vaccine could decrease the severity of outbreaks in people that have had shingles, and did not mention a contraindication for HIV.  However, here are two excerpts from the CDC fact sheet on the vaccine:

Even if you have had shingles, you can still receive the shingles vaccine to help prevent future occurrences of the disease. There is no specific time that you must wait after having shingles before receiving the shingles vaccine. The decision on when to get vaccinated should be made with your health care provider. Generally, a person should make sure that the shingles rash has disappeared before getting vaccinated.

Some people should NOT get shingles vaccine.
 ... A person who has a weakened immune system because of
HIV/AIDS or another disease that affects the immune system...


It may depend on the strength of the immune system of the individual with HIV, again my doc didn't say that would count me out.  I am going to bring it up with my doc next time.

Miss P just needs more love . I encourage every one to PM him and tell him You is smart You is kind You is important .

Yet another application of "treatment as prevention"...

JM
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2012, 11:41:34 AM »


   Ouch Jeff, I hope it isn't a bad case.....  Monday is only 36 hours away!
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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2012, 11:50:56 AM »
I feel much better today even without treatment . The last time I had shingles is was a horrible scorching case , so far this time its not so bad , just annoying .

Thanks for the get wells erebody !

edited to add . I will ask my doctor about the vaccine ... I know I already did ask and read up on it too , just cant remember LOL . Knowing me , if I could get the vaccine I would have already .
« Last Edit: December 15, 2012, 11:54:39 AM by jg1962 »

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2012, 11:55:25 AM »
Hope you feel better soon Jeff....

And, while you are not dying.... if you would like to transfer any property over to me to hold "just in case," I would be perfectly happy to accept that burden ---- anything to assist a friend.

GET WELLS SOON!

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12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
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Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2012, 12:02:13 PM »
Damn Jeff!  You and Phil both sure know how to bring in the holiday season with pizazz.  Nothing to add here except I too wish you a speedy recovery. 

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2012, 12:05:37 PM »
I feel much better today even without treatment .

Maybe it's dementia and not shingles in the first place. I mean, you have been diagnosing yourself.
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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2012, 12:18:38 PM »
Maybe it's dementia and not shingles in the first place. I mean, you have been diagnosing yourself.

If you ever had shingles you know next time what it is rather quickly . As for dementia ... what were we talking about ? 

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2012, 12:31:07 PM »
If you ever had shingles you know next time what it is rather quickly . As for dementia ... what were we talking about ? 

I've never had shingles or dementia, because I am favored by God.
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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2012, 12:37:45 PM »
I've never had shingles or dementia, because I am favored by God.

Did he favor you with that butt full of aids too ? . I think not , the devils got ahold of your ass and you need to repent . I say this with christian concern . I'm going to pray for you .   

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2012, 12:54:48 PM »
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I've never had shingles or dementia, because I am favored by God.
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^ strong evidence of dementia.
just afraid to admit it like the rest of us. :)
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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2012, 01:00:33 PM »
I've never had shingles or dementia, because I am favored by God.

And on the eighth day God gave you anal warts and said, "go forth and multiply."

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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2012, 02:32:13 PM »
Jeff, I'm so sorry to hear this.  I hope those things clear soon!  Lots of love to you. :-*
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Re: Just in time for the holidays
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2012, 05:29:30 PM »
Jeff, I hope you heal soon and that you're not in much pain because of this new bout. 

Take good care of yourself and don't pay any attention to Philicia, she's just jealous cause she doesn't have the shingles badge :-*
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