Monday, June 19, 2006

A Cure For Shingles

Matty and lilac
Originally uploaded by NellyMoser.
Since this photograph was taken Matty has attended a wedding, rode the London Eye, introduced her youngest grandchild to the rest of the family and, unfortunately, got shingles.

It's amazing how many people have had shingles and how many stories there are about the condition. I've heard that it can last from one month to five years to forever. It's said to be the worst pain ever. Ben McKillop took to his bed with the shingles and hasn't rose since. But then again Ben is 86.

But there are many with the cure for shingles. Dympna down the road knew somebody who worked in a pub in Ahoghill who had the cure passed to her from an old man who used to drink there. This woman passed the cure on to Matty via a telephone call. It's amazing what can flow down the telephone lines in the 21st century.

Anyway it seems that Matty thought the cure was truly shiteous and is going to have to rely on the miracles of modern medicine. God love her.

Wishing her all the best for a speedy recovery.


Sandra said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery - I hear that shingles is not nice.

Nelly said...

I'll pass those good wishes on.

Anonymous said...

From one of your quiet readers, may Matty be feeling grand again A.S.A.P.


Anonymous said...

Get well soon Martha. Sounds like you had a great time in London. Love to everyone. Mick n Linda.

Anonymous said...

Re Jamie's incident. I Think you just need to take a bit of time to suss (do people still use this word) things out. Just be careful what you say during the marching season !!!! Mick

MARK said...

OK, so here is my story. Last Labor Day of 2005, I got shingles in my left eye, in the cornea to be exact. The pain was beyond belief and i was hospitalized for a week plus almost 3 months at home recovery. I took morphine and adavan for 2 months and the pain sort of subsided. I now have limited vision in my left eye, I feel a crackling sensation in the left upper side of my head 24/7. Life is a series of medications and doctors.
My blog tells my latest adventures with shingles (herpes zoster)

Nelly said...

That sounds horrific. I'm happy to say that my mother appears to have got off lightly. Perhaps she got the medication in the nick of time. I do hope that you are recovering.