Monday, March 1, 2021

Surprise!


Breaking Bad Dept.

As you may recall, I took a break from the blog last week. I did not have the energy to blog (or do much else) because I was ill. 

I thought it was a minor thing and I waited all week long for it to go away. When it did not, my family insisted I go see a doctor where I learned, surprise, I have shingles!

I am over the hump and the rash is slowly going away. I just hope that I don’t have any long-term problems.

Shingles sure puts a damper on crossdressing! Any clothing that touches the rash can cause pain, so the looser the clothing, the better. I won’t be donning any foundation garments or bodycon dresses for awhile.

Who Wore It Better Dept.

On a lighter note, the blazer dress that Tina Fey wore while hosting the Golden Globe Awards Sunday evening reminded me of the blazer dress I wore at the last Hamvention.



Wearing New York & Company
Wearing New York & Company


Noël Czuczor femulated Cher on Slovakian television's Tvoja Tvar Znie Povedome.
You can view this femulation on YouTube.

21 comments:

  1. Glad you are recovering. Shingles are no fun. They can come back also. Never too late to get the latest Shingrix vaccine :)

    terrie

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    1. Thank you, Terrie. I'll explore getting a shingles vax after I get my covid vax next week.

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  2. Hope you recover fully soon. Sue x

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  3. Yep, no fun, believe me. This is off the other topics and while I've been slow to the party, so to speak, I do have to give props to Agent Carter, which ran on TV in 2015-16, for its portrayal of a strong woman lead, but just as importantly, who dresses very effeminately most of the time - since it takes place in the 1940s. There are almost never pants and pants suit and the dresses, shoes and accessories are always very feminine. There is also the occasional reference to clothing and shoes because, well, the show was geared toward us ladies! It's sad, though, that it was only on for two seasons.

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  4. I'm sorry to hear about your shingles:( I've heard it's quite uncomfortable...so hoping for a speedy recovery:)

    The answer to the question of who wore it better is: you!!

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  5. I had shingles* a few years ago and was told I couldn't take the vaccine for a year afterwards. I had the first shot in December and now I don't know if I've waited too long for the second ~ they say you have to not get another vaccine within two weeks of the covid one.

    The doctor said it was shingles. I thought it was aluminum siding.

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    1. Great minds.....
      ;-)
      Velma

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  6. I have had shingles twice-- a small patch on same place both times on the right hemisphere of the body.
    The worst part of shingles is the cost of the vaccine-- about $200. Nobody wants to cover the cost.
    My case was not so bad, just a fever with the rash, so I dosed with acetaminophen to deal with the pain and fever. Gone in about 5 days.
    Now I am afraid of getting 'aluminum siding'. ;-)
    Velma

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  7. To Meg- - if you are talking about it, the second Covid shot, go to ahead and take it when you can find it. The amount of of data tbe Doctors are working off of is at a minimum. In about five years the total data from despening 300 million plus vaccines will then allow medical Science issue the real thing to all!!!

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  8. Diane SmithMarch 01, 2021

    My mother suffered terribly the last two years of her life from post-herpetic neuralgia, nerve pain in the right side of her face that never ended after a bout of shingles. It is not an inevitable after effect of the disease, but is not uncommon, either. I am convinced that fighting the constant and intense pain weakened her enough that it led to her losing her interest in living, and eventual death. Please, everybody, get the vaccine.

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  9. I never had chickenpox which I believe if a precursor to getting shingles later. At least I don't think I had them. I got my second Covid shot late last week. I had decided to get the shingles vaccine out of precaution a couple of weeks ago. The pharmacist told me to wait at least two weeks after the Covid vaccination. I think your ordeal has given me another good reason for getting it done.

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    1. I definitely had chickenpox and no shingle vax.

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  10. Acyclovir is an anti viral which may reduce the post-herpetic pain if given within the first 2-3 days. May be a little late this time but if it happens again ask about these tablets. As you say though it's going to be loose clothing over the area for a while. I have had the vaccine(NHS)

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    1. Yes, too late this time, but thank you for the information, Chris.

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  11. You and Tina could be sisters. You rock! Get well soon.

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  12. Best thing I found to combat shingles pain was advised by the now-long-deceased nutritionist, Adele Davis: vitamin C taken in combination with vitamin E.

    Take it as often as required. My neuropathy lingers, four months after the blisters disappeared. I pop those vitamins whenever the "ouch" gets too much to bear ... sometimes every hour, sometimes only once a day.

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    1. Thank you for the tip, Lin. Had C, bought E today. Hope they work for me.

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    2. I hope so too, Stana! Until you've had them, there's no way to describe the sensation to others. It's sort of a combination of the worst sunburn you've ever had, while at the same time being bitten by an entire colony of fire ants.

      My physician was skeptical, but eventually told me that whatever worked was fine. The standard med for shingles, gabapentin, made me queasy and dizzy, without alleviating pain. So even a few hours without hurting is worth the eye-roll of Dear Doctor.

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