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    Paul T Holland Guest

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    i see a bunch of names i recognize, and many new ones - hi to all
    been awhile

    well, the good news is, i'm still here - so that's good

    as to how i'm doing, - it's been one of those go rounds

    still's is different for each, so there isn't really any normal

    been having a long up and down time of it, and beginning of january
    really started to flare, just one day after another getting worse and
    not much in the way of changed meds working to stop it.

    well - about 6 days ago things got much worse with the onset of a major
    shingles outbreak on top of the flare.

    bad enough that with my flaring, the costo is ramped way up now add
    shingles right on top of the already inflamed rib
    cartilage

    usually with a flare i can sleep in a recliner - with the shingles
    inflammation and blisters cover the left side ribs, extending around
    the back right to the spine - like my spine wasn't already in bad shape

    can't sleep on back, right side is bad hip, now shingles on left

    padded up an armchair and lean forward onto table is about the only
    position that works for now

    tell you what - this shingles stuff - you can't even think

    by itself you want to bang your head against the wall, but any movement
    at all makes it worse, so you don't want to move. at times even the
    movement of breathing feels like you'll rip apart

    so on top of my ra meds, now i've the valtrex, neaurontin, and the
    magnesium i take has to be shifted at least 3 hours away from the new
    ones - cause it interferes with their absorbtion -

    and some more pain meds - but have to time those because i'm on such a
    high dose of flexeril

    and, and, and - spend half my time making sure to track on the durn stuff

    with any luck the shingles rash will start to abate in a week or so -
    that's what they tell me now. The pain part we just have wait it out.

    but i'm not dead yet! and don't intend to let this be anything other
    than a temporary setback

    i read that many folks are posting in some new group - well i haven't
    got the energy to add new forums, so if any of you posts there, tell
    them hello for me

  2. #2
    Alice Faber Guest

    Default Re: checking in

    In article <ij40n8$2rn$[email protected]>,
    Paul T Holland <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > i read that many folks are posting in some new group - well i haven't
    > got the energy to add new forums, so if any of you posts there, tell
    > them hello for me


    Will do. It's a group on Facebook, which a lot of us are on anyway.

    --
    "Isn't embarrassing to quote something you didn't read and then attack
    what it didn't say?"--WG, where else but Usenet

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    Navy Guest

    Default Re: checking in

    On 2/11/2011 1:55 PM, Paul T Holland wrote:
    > i see a bunch of names i recognize, and many new ones - hi to all
    > been awhile
    >
    > well, the good news is, i'm still here - so that's good
    >
    > as to how i'm doing, - it's been one of those go rounds
    >
    > still's is different for each, so there isn't really any normal
    >
    > been having a long up and down time of it, and beginning of january
    > really started to flare, just one day after another getting worse and
    > not much in the way of changed meds working to stop it.
    >
    > well - about 6 days ago things got much worse with the onset of a major
    > shingles outbreak on top of the flare.
    >
    > bad enough that with my flaring, the costo is ramped way up now add
    > shingles right on top of the already inflamed rib
    > cartilage
    >
    > usually with a flare i can sleep in a recliner - with the shingles
    > inflammation and blisters cover the left side ribs, extending around the
    > back right to the spine - like my spine wasn't already in bad shape
    >
    > can't sleep on back, right side is bad hip, now shingles on left
    >
    > padded up an armchair and lean forward onto table is about the only
    > position that works for now
    >
    > tell you what - this shingles stuff - you can't even think
    >
    > by itself you want to bang your head against the wall, but any movement
    > at all makes it worse, so you don't want to move. at times even the
    > movement of breathing feels like you'll rip apart
    >
    > so on top of my ra meds, now i've the valtrex, neaurontin, and the
    > magnesium i take has to be shifted at least 3 hours away from the new
    > ones - cause it interferes with their absorbtion -
    >
    > and some more pain meds - but have to time those because i'm on such a
    > high dose of flexeril
    >
    > and, and, and - spend half my time making sure to track on the durn stuff
    >
    > with any luck the shingles rash will start to abate in a week or so -
    > that's what they tell me now. The pain part we just have wait it out.
    >
    > but i'm not dead yet! and don't intend to let this be anything other
    > than a temporary setback
    >
    > i read that many folks are posting in some new group - well i haven't
    > got the energy to add new forums, so if any of you posts there, tell
    > them hello for me

    Hi, Paul,
    We have missed you. Anything you want to say to the group or respond,
    for right now, Alice and I will be glad to forward it to the group on
    Facebook and will post answers back here. When you get better - and you
    will, with God's help and our prayers - we will get you on there. It is
    very easy. For now, don't worry. You certainly have your pain nerves
    working overtime. They deserve a break and so do you.

    --
    Navy remove the fish

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    ANN M Guest

    Default Re: checking in

    I'm so sorry Paul that you are going through this awful stuff. I can
    sympathize with the costo because I'm having a siege of it now too, but
    to have shingles too is nasty. Prayers for your fast healing.

    Ann


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    Navy Guest

    Default Re: checking in

    On 2/11/2011 1:55 PM, Paul T Holland wrote:
    > i see a bunch of names i recognize, and many new ones - hi to all
    > been awhile
    >
    > well, the good news is, i'm still here - so that's good
    >
    > as to how i'm doing, - it's been one of those go rounds
    >
    > still's is different for each, so there isn't really any normal
    >
    > been having a long up and down time of it, and beginning of january
    > really started to flare, just one day after another getting worse and
    > not much in the way of changed meds working to stop it.
    >
    > well - about 6 days ago things got much worse with the onset of a major
    > shingles outbreak on top of the flare.
    >
    > bad enough that with my flaring, the costo is ramped way up now add
    > shingles right on top of the already inflamed rib
    > cartilage
    >
    > usually with a flare i can sleep in a recliner - with the shingles
    > inflammation and blisters cover the left side ribs, extending around the
    > back right to the spine - like my spine wasn't already in bad shape
    >
    > can't sleep on back, right side is bad hip, now shingles on left
    >
    > padded up an armchair and lean forward onto table is about the only
    > position that works for now
    >
    > tell you what - this shingles stuff - you can't even think
    >
    > by itself you want to bang your head against the wall, but any movement
    > at all makes it worse, so you don't want to move. at times even the
    > movement of breathing feels like you'll rip apart
    >
    > so on top of my ra meds, now i've the valtrex, neaurontin, and the
    > magnesium i take has to be shifted at least 3 hours away from the new
    > ones - cause it interferes with their absorbtion -
    >
    > and some more pain meds - but have to time those because i'm on such a
    > high dose of flexeril
    >
    > and, and, and - spend half my time making sure to track on the durn stuff
    >
    > with any luck the shingles rash will start to abate in a week or so -
    > that's what they tell me now. The pain part we just have wait it out.
    >
    > but i'm not dead yet! and don't intend to let this be anything other
    > than a temporary setback
    >
    > i read that many folks are posting in some new group - well i haven't
    > got the energy to add new forums, so if any of you posts there, tell
    > them hello for me

    Paul,
    I copied and pasted your message to the group on Facebook so you may be
    hearing from some of the others. I thought they would want to hear how
    you are doing. Prayers and very very gentle hugs...

    --
    Navy remove the fish

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    Navy Guest

    Default Re: checking in

    Hello from Susanne Martin and DeeTee

    > Susanne Martin: I remember Paul. How terrible to have to add shingles to the mix.
    > I really feel for him that he has to sleep that way. What can a person do
    > for shingles? Would a warm bath in Epsom salts help at all?
    >
    > Please send a hello to Paul and let him kno...w others here feel of him.See More




    > Diana Taggart: Bless his heart! How awful. I can't get the newsgroups anymore so tell him


    > DeeTee says hello.



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    Navy remove the fish

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    Navy Guest

    Default Re: checking in

    Paul,
    > I copied and pasted your message to the group on Facebook so you may be
    > hearing from some of the others. I thought they would want to hear how
    > you are oing. Prayers and very very gentle hugs...
    >



    --
    Navy remove the fish

    Another response:
    > Kelly Doering Bartlett:
    > Yuck Shingles! I had that and it is painful, and stuck around for a while.
    > Tell Him I hope he feels better.



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    Donna G. Guest

    Default Re: checking in




    Oh, Paul, I am so so sorry to hear all this! Sounds simply miserable.
    Can't even imagine!

    Do know that many of your friends are praying for you and your recovery!
    You surely need a break from all of this!

    Hope the Valtrex will help with the shingles and the pain!

    Hope all is well with Susie too!

    Do stop in when you are able and up to it, and keep us all posted as to
    how you are doing!

    Hugs and blessings,

    ..
    ..
    Donna
    ..
    ..
    ..
    ..
    1) Just because you're in pain, doesn't mean you have to be one!
    ..
    2) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
    call them FRIENDS......



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    Harvey Guest

    Default Re: checking in

    Hi Paul, What do you do for your shingles flare up???? I put
    Desoximetasone 0.25% cream on it. I hope you have something better.
    Hhhhm, I see you are taking Valtrex which I took
    on the first breakout but not since then.

    Harv

    "Paul T Holland" wrote in message
    news:ij40n8$2rn$[email protected]..

    i see a bunch of names i recognize, and many new ones - hi to all
    been awhile

    well, the good news is, i'm still here - so that's good

    as to how i'm doing, - it's been one of those go rounds

    still's is different for each, so there isn't really any normal

    been having a long up and down time of it, and beginning of january
    really started to flare, just one day after another getting worse and
    not much in the way of changed meds working to stop it.

    well - about 6 days ago things got much worse with the onset of a major
    shingles outbreak on top of the flare.

    bad enough that with my flaring, the costo is ramped way up now add
    shingles right on top of the already inflamed rib
    cartilage

    usually with a flare i can sleep in a recliner - with the shingles
    inflammation and blisters cover the left side ribs, extending around
    the back right to the spine - like my spine wasn't already in bad shape

    can't sleep on back, right side is bad hip, now shingles on left

    padded up an armchair and lean forward onto table is about the only
    position that works for now

    tell you what - this shingles stuff - you can't even think

    by itself you want to bang your head against the wall, but any movement
    at all makes it worse, so you don't want to move. at times even the
    movement of breathing feels like you'll rip apart

    so on top of my ra meds, now i've the valtrex, neaurontin, and the
    magnesium i take has to be shifted at least 3 hours away from the new
    ones - cause it interferes with their absorbtion -

    and some more pain meds - but have to time those because i'm on such a
    high dose of flexeril

    and, and, and - spend half my time making sure to track on the durn stuff

    with any luck the shingles rash will start to abate in a week or so -
    that's what they tell me now. The pain part we just have wait it out.

    but i'm not dead yet! and don't intend to let this be anything other
    than a temporary setback

    i read that many folks are posting in some new group - well i haven't
    got the energy to add new forums, so if any of you posts there, tell
    them hello for me


  10. #10
    Paul T Holland Guest

    Default Re: checking in

    On 2/11/2011 10:37 PM, Harvey wrote:
    > Hi Paul, What do you do for your shingles flare up???? I put
    > Desoximetasone 0.25% cream on it. I hope you have something better.
    > Hhhhm, I see you are taking Valtrex which I took
    > on the first breakout but not since then.


    hi harv

    i'm using a 1% creme - it kinda sorta helps,

    just finished a course of the valtrex -

    no new blister for 3 days, so hoping that i wont have a second round
    outbreak

    two of the larger patches started to get infected, but doc cleaned em
    out, which was not fun!, and seems to be ok now -

    also have the neaurontin twice a day, i'll probably be on it for several
    months

    using percoset as a breakthru - i get about 4 - 5 hours where it still
    hurts, but at least i can think and function a bit. it helps a bit to
    nap or sleep for a couple hours at least

    and a nap is what i'm going to do now


    be well
    paul


    >
    > Harv
    >
    > "Paul T Holland" wrote in message
    > news:ij40n8$2rn$[email protected]..
    >
    > i see a bunch of names i recognize, and many new ones - hi to all
    > been awhile
    >
    > well, the good news is, i'm still here - so that's good



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    Harvey Guest

    Default Re: checking in

    Thanks Paul,,,,,, Know that you are in the prayers of many people. Take
    that nap and I think I will have one myself.
    Harv

    "Paul T Holland" wrote in message
    news:ijk26j$ht9$[email protected]..

    On 2/11/2011 10:37 PM, Harvey wrote:
    > Hi Paul, What do you do for your shingles flare up???? I put
    > Desoximetasone 0.25% cream on it. I hope you have something better.
    > Hhhhm, I see you are taking Valtrex which I took
    > on the first breakout but not since then.


    hi harv

    i'm using a 1% creme - it kinda sorta helps,

    just finished a course of the valtrex -

    no new blister for 3 days, so hoping that i wont have a second round
    outbreak

    two of the larger patches started to get infected, but doc cleaned em
    out, which was not fun!, and seems to be ok now -

    also have the neaurontin twice a day, i'll probably be on it for several
    months

    using percoset as a breakthru - i get about 4 - 5 hours where it still
    hurts, but at least i can think and function a bit. it helps a bit to
    nap or sleep for a couple hours at least

    and a nap is what i'm going to do now


    be well
    paul


    >
    > Harv
    >
    > "Paul T Holland" wrote in message
    > news:ij40n8$2rn$[email protected]..
    >
    > i see a bunch of names i recognize, and many new ones - hi to all
    > been awhile
    >
    > well, the good news is, i'm still here - so that's good



  12. #12
    Navy Guest

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    > Kelly English:

    Oatmeal baths! I used to also put oatmeal

    in a gauze wrapping, wet it and then use it to wash the

    affected area. Loose clothing, tincture of time.

    Personally I keep the oatmeal bags around all the time.

    I never know when a reaction to a med etc might give me a rash.


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    Navy remove the fish

  13. #13
    Paul T Holland Guest

    Default Re: again


    just wanted to asy thaks for the thoughts - appeciate it

    and thanks for the emails too - i know i'm slow responding but only
    sitting in front of the computer once in a long while.

    paul

    On 2/11/2011 1:55 PM, Paul T Holland wrote:
    > i see a bunch of names i recognize, and many new ones - hi to all
    > been awhile
    >
    > well, the good news is, i'm still here - so that's good
    >
    > as to how i'm doing, - it's been one of those go rounds
    >
    > still's is different for each, so there isn't really any normal
    >
    > been having a long up and down time of it, and beginning of january
    > really started to flare, just one day after another getting worse and
    > not much in the way of changed meds working to stop it.
    >
    > well - about 6 days ago things got much worse with the onset of a major
    > shingles outbreak on top of the flare.
    >
    > bad enough that with my flaring, the costo is ramped way up now add
    > shingles right on top of the already inflamed rib
    > cartilage
    >
    > usually with a flare i can sleep in a recliner - with the shingles
    > inflammation and blisters cover the left side ribs, extending around the
    > back right to the spine - like my spine wasn't already in bad shape
    >
    > can't sleep on back, right side is bad hip, now shingles on left
    >
    > padded up an armchair and lean forward onto table is about the only
    > position that works for now
    >
    > tell you what - this shingles stuff - you can't even think
    >
    > by itself you want to bang your head against the wall, but any movement
    > at all makes it worse, so you don't want to move. at times even the
    > movement of breathing feels like you'll rip apart
    >
    > so on top of my ra meds, now i've the valtrex, neaurontin, and the
    > magnesium i take has to be shifted at least 3 hours away from the new
    > ones - cause it interferes with their absorbtion -
    >
    > and some more pain meds - but have to time those because i'm on such a
    > high dose of flexeril
    >
    > and, and, and - spend half my time making sure to track on the durn stuff
    >
    > with any luck the shingles rash will start to abate in a week or so -
    > that's what they tell me now. The pain part we just have wait it out.
    >
    > but i'm not dead yet! and don't intend to let this be anything other
    > than a temporary setback
    >
    > i read that many folks are posting in some new group - well i haven't
    > got the energy to add new forums, so if any of you posts there, tell
    > them hello for me



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