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By Sylviag on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:28 PM

Dunno if this helps any :) http://cheezburger.com/8434402560

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By Sylviag on Jan 23, 2015 at 11:14 AM

Thanks - to get 2 so close together is a major Happy Danse event! Oh poor baby, I so wish this would go away quickly. It sounds just horrid And our boobs are certainly one of our most tender spots - not fair!

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By betskand on Jan 23, 2015 at 11:03 AM

"Bidet" on HOME PAGE! Hope this makes the shingles feel a tiny bit less awful...and hope you're feeling better every day...I told my husband and he made this terrible grimace. He had it 15 years ago but remembers every last bit of it.

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By heyman on Jan 23, 2015 at 9:29 AM

Thanks! (I had to bribe a janitor to deliver this message from rehab)

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By Chris10a on Jan 23, 2015 at 8:25 AM

I know it is extremely painful - not from personal experience I'm glad to say!

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By catmom on Jan 23, 2015 at 7:55 AM

Congratz onna nudder FP!!

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By beckysdad on Jan 23, 2015 at 7:31 AM

Main page and animal gratz! I EDd that your suspicion of Shingles turned out to be accurate. It's too bad you can't hit a hibernate button and sleep your way through the recovery time. I mentioned to my mom that you'd gotten Shingles and she just shuddered. Hang in there, JB.

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By Chris10a on Jan 23, 2015 at 7:31 AM

But you have proper medication, I hope? At least enough pain pills to be able to sleep!

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By Chris10a on Jan 23, 2015 at 5:50 AM

Feline Animal Caps(or is that Eerz?) Congratz!

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By yogijoda on Jan 22, 2015 at 7:43 PM

thank you jb. i am not very creative, so i hoped her first work would be a good tribute

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By feline-ethnobiologist on Jan 22, 2015 at 7:36 PM

Hi, you dun it! Gratz for bunnehkitteh on the AniCap FP!

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By Sylviag on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:58 PM

Love "Inequalities" - I don;t think cats ever think they get their fair share of attentin - that would take 24/7.

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By Sylviag on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:57 PM

Thanks for the congrats! Rats, I didn't think it could last that long :( How did it go today - get some stuf done anyway? Hoping it will be 2 weeks rather than longer. Pick that name out of a hat did you :)

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By Sylviag on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:33 PM

AnimaLOL FP congrats!

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By violetD on Jan 22, 2015 at 12:59 PM

If you believe Web MD it says you can't catch shingles from someone else who has shingles. But there is a small chance that a person with a shingles rash can spread the virus to another person who hasn't had chickenpox and who hasn't gotten the chickenpox vaccine. He sounds safe.

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By violetD on Jan 22, 2015 at 12:02 PM

Oh my goodness Sweetiepie...my heart goes out to you. I've been reading up on the vaccine and no matter what parent company Merck says...it is basically only 50 percent effective and is now being blamed by some as causing the uprise in shingles cases. One of the side effects is 'rash'. Of course that isn't what caused yours but the article said even with the shot you can still get shingles. So far only 5 people in a thousand have benefited from the vaccine. Big money for Merck.... $150-$200 cost to the consumer per shot here. So I am in a quandary as to whether to get the vaccine for my girls who definitely had chickenpox. YOU though...do whatever you have to (do warm or cool baths help?) and I will be prayin' for ya. <3 U Sweetie!! I wish there was more I could do.

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By Sylviag on Jan 22, 2015 at 9:39 AM

passalong from catsuberalles: ask jbs, _when_she_is_feeling_better, to help me locate a short story. I could have sworn it was by James Thurber, but my searches are coming up dry. Rough plot: family has an irascible old uncle who has amnesiac trances. During those trances, his family tried to bring him back to himself by referring to familiar objects, but it often backfired; if he didn't recognize the object, say a statue in the courtyard, and said "I don't believe there is any such __ ," the object would cease to exist. One last time he was impossibly intransigent; nothing was working. In desperation, his family shouted at him, come on you're Uncle X! Whereupon Uncle X said "Who is this Uncle X?! I don't believe there is any such Uncle X!" ...and with that, he disappeared. He had disbelieved himself out of existence. *** I loved that story as a kid and still love the punchline. There's a metaphor in there. Reply | Delete | Show Conversation

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By Sylviag on Jan 22, 2015 at 8:09 AM

Glad to hear that and don't hesitate to take another one tonight so you can sleep if the pain gets bad agian. How long do these episodes normally last for most people?

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By Sylviag on Jan 22, 2015 at 7:21 AM

How are you doing. I EDd the pain is still awful. Did the doc give you anything to ease that until the episode passes? Being wll over 50 I got a shingles shot quite awhile ago.

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By violetD on Jan 21, 2015 at 6:07 PM

Oh precious girl I am SO sorry! I keep thinking...get the shot...but I haven't yet. Def want my daughters to get it! Is it too late after the shingles develops? Don;t answer if it's too painful...I'm here sporadically today anyway. <3 U!!!!

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