Yes, mom, It really is me! So sorry that I keep disappearing from time to time..dont mean to, just my life these days. Yes, the shingle are a real pain..in more ways than one. From what I understand, once you have had the chicken pox, the virus goes dormant in your spine in one of the nerve trunks. Then something can kick it into gear, and it shows up as shingles. I had hoped you couldn't get it more than once, but this is my second go round with it. First time was about 8 years ago when I had pneumonia. But, it was on my side, and this time was on my face. So..leave it to me lol! There is a shingles vacine, but I don't think you can take it while you're on some of the meds. A friend of mine had to be off her enbrel for six weeks before she could take it. Anyway, I certainly would talk to your doc about it though, because golitho is right, it can have some serious complications. Sometimes permanant nerve damage...mine was near my eye, and they were watching it very closely. I would also really encourage your mother-in-law to check into it as well...I wouldn't wishthis on anyone! However, one word of caution....my nephew's little boy got the vaccine...and still came down with a mild case of the pox at Christmas time. He's 2 1/2....and the doc said it isn't that unusal......so......
Boy do I hear you guys about the grocery prices!!! Feeding the daycare kids, and a 24 year-old (think he eats what hubby and I do combined!!) is unbelievable...plus I still like to fix meals and send them to people once a week or so, and it is getting harder and harder to do. We sure are changing our menus.
Yes, Florida is brutal right now...we have the air-conditioning bills to prove it! We put all new super-douper windows in to help with the power bills, but then they went and raised the rates! Our bills are still higher....seems like we just can't win, ya know? I just don't know where everybody went....it sure isn't the same here is it? My son made me a facebook page (haha)..can't believe I'm actually doing this,but it is kind of fun. A couple of the old gang have contacted me...,if you ever do that stuff, shoot me an e-mail, and I'll send you the info to look me up..it's kind of fun to exchange pictures, etc...
By the way mom, weren't you having your son for a month this summer? Is he there now? If so, how are things going? Think of you so often...remember all too well how painful that path is with those boys!
Our son has a hearing to appeal the denial of his unemployment..that will be next Wednesday. W are really praying that goes well...he hasn't had one call from all the apps he's put out. He's getting pretty discouraged, not to mention broke!
My friend with breast cancer finally finished her chemo and radiation. This week she opted to have her ovaries out so that she could take the best medicine available to keep the cancer at bay. Not sure abut it all, but something about how her options for treatment were limited because her tumor was estrogen-fed, so this surgery will take care of that. It sure has been a long, long road for her....but she has been AMAZING!
Golitho, Im so glad you found a forum where there are some regulars! I only wish that was still the case here! I can only pray that maybe some of them will see this and stop back in....and i also pray that they are all ok....Please pop in here when you can...at lease mom and I are here for now....and it's so nice that you are too.
Well...I have written my usual book here...I never can write a short post LOL! Must get ready for bed though..going to the gym really early tomorrow.