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Subject:A Journey With Frodo ~ Edits
Time:10:40 pm
Current Mood:shingly
We were supposed to be going away for 3 days today - a little treat for my husband's birthday - but I found out yesterday that I have shingles!! I actually knew before I went to the doc's that I had it - the rash had appeared on Monday morning after two or three days of other symptoms. He was full of good news - told me I'd now have a flu-type illness, it would get worse before it gets better and will last for 3 to 4 weeks:o( It is most definitely not recommended!! Thank goodness for Nurofen Plus - I'm just living from one dose to the next at the moment:(

Anyway, I have made a few edits to the chapter of 'Journey' posted yesterday and to the previous chapter. I'll put them behind the cut

The additions to Chapter 19 'It's a Wrap ... Or Is It?' have been provided by karin_woywod. Many thanks Karin:) They include:

1) A really great scan by morebliss of Elijah, Dom, Orli etc helping to load the ancient plane they had to fly in. This is actually from Brian Sibley's PJ biography but in the book it is only very small and not very clear.

2) A much better version of the pic of Elijah at Milford Sound.

3) A better view of the Frodo action figure which Karin found on Flickr - the pic is by 'marybluefairy'.

The additions to Chapter 18 'Capturing Magic' have also been provided by Karin:

1) A little pic of Elijah's calligraphy practice - in this one he's practising Frodo's name.

2) A pic of those tantalising letters which Elijah wrote, as Frodo, to each member of the Fellowship. I had known of the existence of these and had been searching for them frantically without success - Karin found them on the site of the official ORC photographer who took the photo. Sadly, they are unreadable - unless anyone out there possesses the necessary technology!!

I do have various other small edits to make to other chapters but I'll do those a little later:)
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frodobaggins252
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Time:2008-10-22 10:31 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry you've got shingles -- and at such an inopportune time :(

**gentle hobbity hugs**
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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-23 03:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you - these things always know how to pick their moment, don't they?!

*hugs*
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shirebound
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Time:2008-10-22 10:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear that! I hope it clears up as quickly as possible, and that you can still have your get-away a little late.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-23 03:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you - we might be able to manage a break before Christmas:)
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primula_baggins
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Time:2008-10-22 10:46 pm (UTC)
"A pic of those tantalising letters which Elijah wrote, as Frodo, to each member of the Fellowship. I had known of the existence of these and had been searching for them frantically without success - Karin found them on the site of the official ORC photographer who took the photo. Sadly, they are unreadable - unless anyone out there possesses the necessary technology!!"

I remember that Daniel Reeves showed lots of slides of various calligraphy samples during his talk at ORC, and this photo is obviously a photo of one of those slides that was projected onto the big screen. It will be impossible to see these any clearer, IMO.

Thanks for the other cool items, Karin. I enjoyed seeing the one of them loading the plane, especially.

So sorry about the shingles. Isn't that an odd word for an illness? Sounds like something one would put on a roof!

I know someone who had them, and they aren't fun. I hope the medicine helps you. *hugs*

Happy birthday to your husband, too.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-23 03:19 pm (UTC)
I think Daniel showed those same slides at ELF in 2006 - my memory of it is a bit hazy though. I have a feeling he doesn't intend them to be read by anyone else.

Shingles is a strange word - I must try and find out why it's called that.

Happy birthday to your husband, too.

Thank you:)
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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-23 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks Mews - I'd also heard stories of how incredibly painful shingles is - and I can confirm they are all true:(
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bellewood
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Time:2008-10-22 11:22 pm (UTC)
Oh my dear, i'm so sorry you're not well.. i haven't experienced shingles myself, but i know they can be really painful! Take it easy now with plenty of rest and get well soon ♥
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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-23 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks Belle. They are extremely painful - I really don't feel like doing anything - except looking at my computer of course. There's always a plus side to everything and this means I have a good excuse for more computer time - although I do actually keep nodding off while I'm on it!!
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frolijah_fan_54
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Time:2008-10-22 11:34 pm (UTC)
You have my upmost sympathy - I've had shingles and it's NOT fun. *gentle hugs*

If there is any drainage at all that is when you can infect others so be extra careful.

Thanks for the edits - those are all wonderful additions. How I wish we could see the content of the notes that Elijah wrote as Frodo to the other members of the Fellowship - what a wonderful gift that must have been!!

I hope the pain will ease for you soon - *more gentle hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-23 03:31 pm (UTC)
Many thanks - I think you do need to have experienced this to know exactly how awful it is. How long did yours last?

I don't think Daniel has ever intended to reveal the contents of those letters - at cons and in his workshop they are always hung too far away to read!! So tantalising!

*hugs*
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tariana
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Time:2008-10-22 11:46 pm (UTC)
I hope you'll feel better as soon as possible!
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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-23 03:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much:)
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mechtild
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Time:2008-10-23 01:06 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks for the heads-up, Not Alone (Paulie)!!!!!
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mechtild
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Time:2008-10-23 01:08 am (UTC)
P.S. Have you had shingles before? You sound as if you recognized the symptoms when they began to appear. My neighbour had shingles and it was hell for him. I hope you are not brought that low. That was a long time ago; maybe the medications have improved by now? For your sake, and all sufferers of the condition, I hope so.
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overlithe64
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Time:2008-10-23 02:24 am (UTC)
What no anti-virals? Zovirax ect? hope you feel better soon Shingles are incredibly painful, but then you don't need me to tell you that.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-23 03:41 pm (UTC)
Oh yes - I have to take 5 anti-virals a day for 7 days. And you are right - they are incredibly painful!!
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_celebrian
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Time:2008-10-23 02:54 am (UTC)
Oh no!!! :-O About the Shingles. I hope you feel much better soon. *gentle hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-23 03:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much:) *hugs*
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karin_woywod
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Time:2008-10-23 04:15 am (UTC)


About the shingles : Very nasty and painful - poor you ! I hope the doctor gave you antiviral tablets, they have to be taken as fast as possible, every hour counts ! And the shingles may come back again and again, every time your immune system is very low.

Be careful with human contact at the moment, because you can transmit chicken-pox to anyone who hasn't had them already !

I hope you'll recover soon and that there aren't any painful aftereffects in the months to come ! Fingers crossed !

*hugs you tight*

Love,

- Karin.



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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-23 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks Karin. Yes, I have to take 5 antiviral tabs a day for 7 days. Oh dear - I don't relish the idea of it returning:(

The doc did mention to avoid children who hadn't had chickenpox - although on the internet it said anyone who hadn't had it. Not that I feel like doing much mixing at the moment!!

Many thanks for your concern:) *hugs*
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poplij
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Time:2008-10-23 08:19 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, I hope you are not in too much pain :( Sorry about the trip too. Have plenty of rest and take care
((hugs))
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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-23 03:56 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Pop. It is incredibly painful, I'm afraid - I'm just trying to be patient. Hopefully we might still be able to fit our trip in before Christmas. *hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-23 03:58 pm (UTC)
Many thanks:) Yes, it is very miserable but at least it's not forever - thank goodness!!
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mole_caz
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Time:2008-10-23 02:44 pm (UTC)
I do hope you don't suffer too much. A friend of mine went down with shingles about 5 weeks ago and was poorly for about a week but has come through remarkably unscathed.

Hope you and hubbie can have your little holiday when you feel better.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-23 04:01 pm (UTC)
Many thanks:) So your friend only had it for about a week - that is quite encouraging, the doc said it would last for about 3 weeks, so I hope he's wrong!!

We may still be able to fit in our little trip before Christmas:)
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janejanejane
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Time:2008-10-23 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oh no, poor you! I've not had shingles but I've heard it's very painful...

Take care, dear friend. Maybe you can have those days away when you feel better. Hope you do soon!
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not_alone
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Time:2008-10-24 09:31 pm (UTC)
Many thanks, Jane. It is very miserable - but at least I know it's not forever!!

Yes, we hope to take a little break between now and Christmas:)
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