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 Post subject: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:55 am 
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I put off getting my shingles shot for over a year, but got it over with last week
The co-pay was $95 :(
I guess it's better to get vaccine than the disease. :)


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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:34 am 
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Lucky you!
We had to pay the full amount a few years ago - around $200 and some each.
Better than the shingles though.

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:07 am 
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My mom died of ovarian cancer. Prior to that she went through two rounds of chemo therapy. Her suppressed immunity brought out the shingles. She suffered with it on and off throughout the last couple of years. The second round of chemo made her really sick. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea alternated with severe constipation. She had thrush in her mouth. Sores all over the inside of her mouth. Also, the chemo hastened the osteoporosis. She ended up with fractures in her vertebrae. Some days she would scream when we had to move her around. Cellulitis put her in the hospital twice. The last month before she died, she could no longer eat because the cancer had spread through her body. She was a vibrant, active, healthy 160 pound woman before the cancer (not fat at all). She was a frail, wasted 90 pound woman when she died. So, you ask, why is Person telling me all of this?

The last week before she died, we were talking. I asked her what had brought her the most suffering. She said, without any hesitation at all, the shingles!

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:13 am 
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guys...we were informed by the doctor the vaccine will not prevent shingles, but if you do contract it, it will hopefully be a milder case of shorter duration

my mom and mil have both suffered through having shingles... and suffered is the appropriate term...even with large doses of neurontin (gabapentin), it still was agonizing

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:26 am 
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Oh, and keep in mind that shingles comes from the chicken pox. You're at risk if you've had the chicken pox or the chicken pox vaccine. The drug companies are quick to mention the former, but you will seldom here them mention the latter.

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