by jrob Moderator 23 Jul 2016

It was just 4 days ago that I was commiserating with Carolyn about her John having shingles. I got up yesterday and guess what? I have shingles. I'd really appreciate your prayers.

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by memasanders 01 Aug 2016

You need prayers and you have my deepest prayers. I had them around my midsection and could not stand the pain. They are nothing to be taken lightly God bless hope you feel better quickly God Bless Always Ronny

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by asterixsew Moderator 28 Jul 2016

Jerrilyn apologies for not commenting earlier. ( I've been having computer issues) Shingles is horrible and something I wouldn't want to inflict on anyone. I had it in my hand at the start of my summer holidays one year. Very glad to hear you were able to get medication at a early stage. Take it as a warning and slow down and cut out the stress. Positive thoughts and a hug coming your way from the UK

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by arisann 28 Jul 2016

May wellness come from Lord to you now. Bless you. Will pray.

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by dailylaundry 25 Jul 2016

Just got back in town and read this - Yikes, shingles are suppose to be so painful - so sorry! I looked into having the shingle vaccine about a month ago and found out even with my insurance it would cost me about $250. Hope you get relief quickly - Hugs to you, Laura*

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jrob by jrob 25 Jul 2016

I'd gladly pay $250. I had the vaccine and it's supposed to lessen the pain. Can't imagine what it'd be without it.

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by meganne 25 Jul 2016

OH DEAR! I believe they are very painful! I hope you can start the treatment and healing process very quickly. hugs n blessings, Meg

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jrob by jrob 25 Jul 2016

Yes, they are painful. Luckily I had the vaccine and got a "milder" case that I would have gotten without it- so I'm told.

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by gerryvb 25 Jul 2016

pray for you, hope for speedy recovery, hugs

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jrob by jrob 25 Jul 2016

Thank you for your sweet prayers.

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by Sewmum1 25 Jul 2016

Oh how terrible for you. hopefully you recover quickly and have no lasting issues to deal with.

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jrob by jrob 25 Jul 2016

Thanks, I think I'll be fine in a few more days.

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by barba 25 Jul 2016

Prayers and hugs coming your way for a very speedy recovery and less pain. Shingles are very painful. Hope you are much better after starting meds. Hugs, Barba

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jrob by jrob 25 Jul 2016

They have stopped popping up at least, so I believe I'm on my way to recovery. Thanks for the prayers and hugs.

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by mad14kt 24 Jul 2016

Jerrilyn I am praying that the Lord bless you body with a healing mirace. May he curse this disease at the root and bring forth TOTAL HEALING!!! In Jesus Matchless Name!!! What God has begin. He SHALL FINISH!!! GOD IS ABLE!!! AMEN!!! <3 <3 <3

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thank you my sweet friend. I know He hears your prayers.

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by peafarm 24 Jul 2016

Oh the pain of it all. My prayers are with you also.

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thanks so very much.

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by aleene 24 Jul 2016

Praying for you!

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thank you.

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by basketkase edited 24 Jul 2016

Oh come on, Jerrilyn, I have heard of sympathy pains, but you went too far.........I am so sorry to hear of this and pray for a speedy recovery......is there some kind of anti viral meds for this?

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Didn't I though? Yes, there are meds and I'm on them.

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by pacmp 24 Jul 2016

So grateful you can see an up side to what you are dealing with, it does help when you are able to see some sort of blessing when you are still suffering. Continued prayers. Hoping I never need to deal with having them. I also hope you can have comfort this Sabbath day. Just thinking of all our Savior endured in feeling the pains and afflictions that afflict every person is mind boggling and very humbling to say the least. How very grateful I am to him for all he did for each of us. Take care and have a blessed day. Hugs again, Pam

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

You are so right about finding the light in any situation. Thank you for your prayers and I pray you never have to find out. I wouldn't wish these on anyone.
I'm grateful for what happened on the cross. Actually grateful doesn't cover it for what I feel. There's an unbelief almost in the total scope of what He would endure for me. It swells my heart to be loved so much.
I hope your day is blessed, too Pam and thanks for the hugs and note, and prayers.
Jerrilyn

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by jrob Moderator edited 24 Jul 2016

I had the shingles vaccination, so my case is not as severe as it could be. It circles from one side of the back of my neck to the other, so that's not where clothing would rub and that's another good thing. I was at my doctor's office 4 hours after I felt the first cluster break out and was prescribed medicine. It's very painful, but not excruciating. I know that I'm one of the lucky ones. Ask your doctor about the vaccine if you haven't already had it. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. Thank you everyone for your prayers. I feel so blessed.

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by michemb 24 Jul 2016

so sad for you, in m prayers for a speedy recovery
hugs
Michelle

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thank you, Michelle. I appreciate your prayers more than you know.

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by lidiad 24 Jul 2016

Very sorry to hear that, Jerrilyn Hugs and prayers for you and my best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Hugs, Lidia

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thanks, Lidia. I love hugs, just ask my family. They even warn their friends that they will hugged when introduced to me. :)
Thanks for your prayers, they are coveted.

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by pennifold 24 Jul 2016

Goodness me Jerrilyn, how did you get Shingles? I do pray that you will have relief soon. I've heard they can be very painful. Love Chris

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Chris, anyone who has had chickenpox has the zoster virus in their system and can have shingles. It generally breaks out due to stress, injury, and sometimes certain medicines.
You heard right.

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by manami 24 Jul 2016

You are in my prayers Jerrilyn.

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thank you so much. Prayers are a precious commodity and I'm grateful.

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by airyfairy 24 Jul 2016

This is not good news. Thinking of you Jerrilyn. Please keep us in the loop

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thank you so much. I'm on the mend (I think).

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by sandralane 24 Jul 2016

Oh gosh, not good news, do hope you are not in too much pain. And you have a speedy recovery,with lots of prayers coming your way . Sandra.

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thanks, Sandra. I am so grateful for your prayers. I sincerely appreciate them.

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by katydid 23 Jul 2016

I am so sorry. My Mom had then and i knew she was in so much pain. Hope you are better soon. Keep up posted. Love, Kay

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thank you Kay. I appreciate it. I haven't called ASC yet, but there's a note on my desk- I'll let you know.

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by noah 23 Jul 2016

Oh such bad news i do hope there not in your eyes????The med's sure help John **Will pray for you hugs Carolyn

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

No, praise God, they are only from one side of the back of my neck to the other. Yes, the meds help. Thank you for your prayers and I'm still praying for John.

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by jerrib 23 Jul 2016

Prayers and healing hug are being sent to you Jerrilyn. I hope you get relief soon. I know how painful Shingles can be.\

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

You give good hugs, Jerri! Thank you for your prayers, too. I don't take that lightly.

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by lbrow 23 Jul 2016

Oh Jerrilyn I am so sorry. Hope you have been to Dr. . They can be so painful. . Ron had them several yrs ago but we got through them . My prayers are with you. Much love Lillian

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thank you Miss Lillian. I've got almost half of the medicine down, so hopefully I'm on the way to recovery. I was told the medicine should cut the length of them in half. I'm holding onto that.

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by shirley124 23 Jul 2016

My prayers are with you. Hope you recover soon. Hugs Shirley

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thank you for your prayers. I'm grateful.

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by cfidl 23 Jul 2016

I pray you get well soon and it stays gone.

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thanks so much. I appreciate your prayers.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 23 Jul 2016

Oh no. Praying for you. Hopefully you caught it right away and went to the doctor immediately. Praying that there is not too much damage and that the pain will go away soon

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thank you so much! I didn't wake up but once last night, so I hope I'm on the downhill side of this.

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by sewtired 23 Jul 2016

Prayers for you and John and all who get this affliction. I've been there too. Lucky me I had a mild case just around the bra line. Recommendations are to see your doc right away, they have some medication if taken right away that can lesson the symptoms. Then after 10 years, get a vaccination shot (and every 10 years after) to keep from getting them again. My vaccination was $200, but even a mild case I never want to go through that again. I was in my early 50's when I got them, so not a good thing to wait until you're 60 I stayed home and didn't wear a bra for at least a month. Of course, the worst place to get them is around the eyes. I pray John doesn't lose his eyesight.

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

I thank you for your prayers. I'm glad your case was mild.
I'm praying for John, too.

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by sdrise 23 Jul 2016

Oh my goodness! Hope it is not too bad. I am going to go get the shingles shot to prevent this. My mom had it bad years ago. Hope you see the doctor. Prayers are with you too!

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Yes, get the vaccine as soon as you can. This is not something anyone would wish for.

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by eleen 23 Jul 2016

Funny we had a long discussing about it at work in the week too. So sorry to hear that you now also battle with this horrible illness. Hope it is gone soon and not too painful. I also did not know you can get a vaccination against it. Will definitely inquire about it. I always understood if you had chickenpox you can get shingles as an adult.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 23 Jul 2016

I thought the same and my doctor told me different.

jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

I had the vaccine and it's said to make them less painful. I can't imagine what they feel like without the vaccine!

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by mops Moderator 23 Jul 2016

I am so sorry to hear that. Hugs and prayers!

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thank you!

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by 02kar Moderator 23 Jul 2016

My heart goes out to you. Shingles is a terrible disease to have. I hope you have gone to the doctor to get medicine. It will make your case less painful and of shorter duration. My prayers are going up as I type. Please keep us updated.

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thank you so much. I'm improving.

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by shozo1271 23 Jul 2016

Is this sympathy shingles??? Hope its not a bad case, Jerrilyn... Get well very soon, Prayers for you! *Hugs and Flowers*

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Oh, I certainly hope not, although I've really been praying for John's eyes.

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by sewdeb 23 Jul 2016

Praying for a speedy recovery!

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thank you.

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by gerryb 23 Jul 2016

Oh no! Get to the dr. or walk in clinic now! They can give you meds to make it a lighter case. I sure do feel your pain!!

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thanks, that's exactly what I did.

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by graceandham 23 Jul 2016

Clear your calendar and see the doctor. It can be a tough go. Certainly will pray for you - I've been there.

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thanks, then you know.

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by dragonflyer 23 Jul 2016

Oh goodness...so sorry to hear this...again...anyone over 60 please remember to get the shingles vaccination...prayers for you Jerrilyn,..

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graceandham by graceandham 23 Jul 2016

My insurance would not pay for it until I was 60, but it would be SO worth paying the steep price if it prevents all that pain.

jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thank you, Kim
The insurance company says that most cases occur after 60 and that the vaccine decreases in it's benefits after 5 years.

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by rescuer Moderator 23 Jul 2016

Hugs and prayers...get something from your doctor if you can.

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jrob by jrob 24 Jul 2016

Thanks so much. I did.

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