something good about breast cancer...

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barkyboys
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   Posted 5/14/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I have SHINGLES on my reconstructed breast.  Go figure.  The good news is, because of the nerve damage, there is no pain. Finally, breast cancer has done me a favor! (aside from hooking me up with all my breast friends here, that is, which I count among the blessings in my life.)
 
Love and hugs to all,
BEV
"There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker."  --Charles Schulz


Tavish
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   Posted 5/14/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Oy, it's always something! Shingles! I supposedly got it 2 days before my wedding, but it went away very quickly with cream and a shot of something in my arse...never hurt, so who knows what it was. But thank heavens for BC!

:)

Lori


gma
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   Posted 5/15/2008 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Ah yes der shingles! I have had them a couple of times, but like Lori the medicine helped and I never had the pain I hear is so awful. You know what you need is rest and more rest. My therapy for anything. I am very good at resting anymore. LOL. Hugs MK


Lmmackey
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   Posted 5/15/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I just read about a new vaccine for shingles, now being recommended for anyone over age 60. My grandmother had them for the full 4 weeks and had lingering nerve pain, God bless her. It was truly horrible to see. I wonder if we take the shot early if we'll be protected. Not a nice illness! :-}

Lauré
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----Mary Dawson Hughes---


MNlady13
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   Posted 5/20/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Bev, sorry about the shingles. Never had them. Got the vaccine a couple of years ago when I went in to see my pcp for annual check up. Sure hope it works. I have a high school classmate that committed suicide in part because of the pain from shingles. I think she had a lot of other problems, too. So sad to lose someone that way. Hope yours clears up soon. Hugs, Lauri (dxed 04/1996)
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


barkyboys
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   Posted 5/22/2008 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't know there was a shingles vaccine.  Hmmm...can you get shingles more than once?  I just turned 50, so I don't think waiting til you're 60 would be soon enough!  I read somewhere that the younger you are the lighter the case is, and mine is a very light case.  The sores sure are taking a long time to heal, though.  Go back to the onc on Tues so she can look at them again.
 
I'm definitely asking if the vaccine will prevent future outbreaks.
 
Hugs...
BEV
"There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker."  --Charles Schulz

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