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Offline SupeRDel

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Chicken Pox
« on: May 06, 2019, 01:29:30 AM »
Chap who works on the bench next to me who is 64 caught Chicken pox off his grandson.

A few days in he was looking really ill so they called medical phone line on a sunday.
They were told to go to little local hospital so a doctor could look.
After a few tests she said you need to go to the main hospital (casualty)
He said  - I am up there tomorrow  - She said - I mean you need to go there now.

They kept him in and by the next day he was at deaths door - the photos of the spots was like a horror film.

Was told that if he had left it another 12 hours he would probably have died - his organs were shutting down.

$ weeks past and he popped into work. Nearly 2 stone lighter and now looks like an old man and still very weak.

Just shows how quick something can get you
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Re: Chicken Pox
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 09:04:00 AM »
Quite serious, isnt it called Shingles when you get it when you are older? I know my two have just had chickenpox, the one thing in favour these days is that you can get a gel to apply to stop the itch (not cheap) but it does work and its better than the Calomine Lotion we had when we were kids!"
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Re: Chicken Pox
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 11:59:10 AM »
Quite serious, isnt it called Shingles when you get it when you are older? I know my two have just had chickenpox, the one thing in favour these days is that you can get a gel to apply to stop the itch (not cheap) but it does work and its better than the Calomine Lotion we had when we were kids!"
Shingles is a bad itchy rash that normally affects back and sides  also makes you very ill
Caused by the chicken pox virus that lays dormant in your spine after you have had chicken pox
Something makes shingles flare up
Don’t ask how I know !!😡
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Re: Chicken Pox
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 04:40:38 PM »
I'm still recovering from Shingles from last year - you really don't want to go down with it !
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Re: Chicken Pox
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 06:26:46 PM »
Shingles is the herpes virus, itchy extremely painful if you scratch them rashes, you can also get it in your eyes, its called Keratitis when in your eyes, I get it in the eyes and have done for the past 30 years, left my eyes badly scared and man its painful.

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Re: Chicken Pox
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 10:15:40 PM »
Update - Note from last visit, although covered in red spots he said he never had any itching

Anyway...........

Well a couple of weeks has gone past and Robbie made another visit.... :o
We had man who looked worse and he said himself he was worse and had lost more weight.
He looked like a man wasting away before your eyes.
He had to sit in a chair by my bench and looked shaky

Doctor has signed him off for a month.
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