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Subject:Yahoo, Shingles & Froday!!
Time:10:00 pm
Current Mood:soresore
I haven't been able to open my Yahoo mailbox for two days now. Is anyone else having problems? If anyone has sent me an email this is the reason I haven't been able to answer it. I can see from the Yahoo home page that I have 27 new messages - and I can't get at them!! It's really not good enough - this isn't the first time this has happened and I pay for the service - I think I'll have to start using my AOL mail for everything, not just RL stuff.

I still have the shingles - in fact it's far worse than when I originally wrote about it - it's now four weeks since the first symptoms and four weeks on Monday since the rash appeared. I can't even stand my clothes against my skin in the affected area which makes life very difficult!! However, there is an up side to most things and because I can't do much around the house I'm getting to spend more time on the computer:)

And, of course it is Froday:) In this week of remembrance, I recalled Ian McKellan talking about Frodo in an interview when he said "Frodo is every young man who was ever sent to fight for his country - it's very touching." - also this quote from 'The Making of the Movie Trilogy' by Brian Sibley (ETA: This quote is also by Ian)

"In creating Frodo, Tolkien may well have been thinking back to the First World War and the lads who went on a terrible journey from which many never returned. Elijah reminds me of those statues of idealized young men on war-memorials throughout the world: more sublime than human and with a complexion of molten marble. He is simply terrific ..."

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bjtp
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Time:2008-11-14 11:41 pm (UTC)
I love, love, love that Brian Sibley quote. :)
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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 12:13 am (UTC)
I've just edited the post as I didn't make it clear that that quote was also by Ian M. :)
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shirebound
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Time:2008-11-14 11:44 pm (UTC)
What a quote... what a picture...

Poor you!! Are you being treated? Is there any relief at all?
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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 12:15 am (UTC)
I've just edited the post as I didn't make it clear that that quote was also by Ian M.

I was given anti-viral tablets at the beginning but if I'm no better next week I'll go back to the doctor to see if he can give me anything else:)
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mechtild
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Time:2008-11-14 11:48 pm (UTC)
That's a *GREAT* Sibley quote, and I thank you for it. But I am sorry to hear you are still suffering mightily, Paulie. I hope you get a respite soon.

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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 12:17 am (UTC)
I've just edited the post as I didn't make it clear that that quote was also by Ian M.

Thank you for your concern Mechtild - I hope it won't go on for much longer.
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_celebrian
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Time:2008-11-15 12:37 am (UTC)
Sooo sorry about the shingles pain. And, the email troubles.

I love the quotes from Ian, though.

Take care. *gentle hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 03:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks - at least one of the problems has been resolved as I've discovered I can access my Yahoo mail if I use Internet Explorer instead of AOL - very odd) *hugs*
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tariana
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Time:2008-11-15 12:38 am (UTC)
Shoot; I was hoping you'd be feeling better by now. How much longer are you expected to feel bad?
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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 03:35 pm (UTC)
How much longer are you expected to feel bad?

I wish I knew the answer to that!! The doctor said it would be about 3 weeks but it's already well past that. I've looked on the internet which says it can vary - but I'm worried that I might have PHN. The rash hasn't completely gone but it has faded a lot but if anything the pain is getting worse!
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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 03:37 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for your concern Mews - I'm beginning to forget what it feels like to be normal:(
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primula_baggins
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Time:2008-11-15 01:21 am (UTC)
I know Bonnie's father had shingles, and he was very miserable, too. God, I hope it lets up for you soon. It sounds awful.
*hugs gently*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 03:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks Prim - before I had shingles I'd heards lots of stories about how awful it was - and I can confirm they're all true:(

*hugs*
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bellewood
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Time:2008-11-15 02:15 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry that you're still suffering.. i do hope that you get some relief soon!!!

"He is simply terrific ..."

Of that there is no doubt!!!

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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks Belle - it really is dragging on:(

It's good to know Sir Ian agrees with us:)
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poplij
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Time:2008-11-15 06:10 am (UTC)
Thanks for the quote and picture, they are both SO wonderful !
Sorry to hear you are still in such pain, dear. Hope you get better soon !
((gentle hugs))
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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 03:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks Pop - I'm really looking forward to feeling normal again - I'm beginning to forget what it's like:) *hugs*
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Subject:molten marble
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Time:2008-11-15 06:22 am (UTC)
That's always been one of my favourite quotes by Sir Ian, the other one being about Elijah's Oscar-worthy performance in the third movie. Thank you also for the pic. Andrew Lesnie has photographed Elijah perfectly.

Thank you again, and I hope your health will improve soon.
Anne
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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 03:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, Ian has often been full of praise for Elijah:)

I do hope this won't drag on for too much longer - many thanks for your concern:)
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lisabellex
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Time:2008-11-15 09:32 am (UTC)
Beautiful quotes, and so apt.

I'm so sorry to hear you're ill. I hope you make a full recovery very soon. I understand acupuncture is meant to be quite an effective treatment for shingles, but is best administered early on. Take care.

*hugs*

x
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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 03:57 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard of acupuncture being used to treat shingles before! I was given a course of anti-viral tablets - those also have to be started early but I think I came within the advised time - they're supposed to lessen the possibility of post-herpetic neuralgia so I'm just hoping they've worked! Many thanks for your concern:) *hugs*
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janejanejane
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Time:2008-11-15 10:48 am (UTC)
Awwww, thanks for this reminder...

Sorry to hear the dreaded shingles are even worse and annoyingly you've not been able to get at your e-mails :-(

I hope you feel better soon and that things get sorted with your e-mails.

*gentle hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 03:59 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Jane - at least the emails have been sorted out as I've discovered I can access Yahoo Mail if I use Internet Explorer instead of AOL - very strange:) *hugs*
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hobbitlove83
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Time:2008-11-15 12:16 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you're still feeling bad, sweetheart; maybe you ought to go and see your GP again?

He is simply terrific..
Bless Sir Ian!

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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 04:09 pm (UTC)
I will probably go back to the doctor next week if I'm no better. Many thanks for your concern:)

Yes, Sir Ian has often been full of praise for Elijah:)

*hugs*
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whiteling
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Time:2008-11-15 06:11 pm (UTC)
Ah, I so love the "Molten Marble" quote, so very true. Marble or alabaster comes to mind when Frolijah's skin and complexion is concerned.

Ow, 4 weeks of pain because of the shingles! You poor one!
Homeopathy is often an effective treatment, though I don't know to what extent it will do its job, particularily if one had anti-viral tablets. I wish you a speedy recovery and that the pain will go away.

*hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-15 09:24 pm (UTC)
Yes - Elijah does have amazingly beautiful skin:)

I don't really know much about homeopathy - I'm just hoping that the antivirals I took at the beginning will prevent this post-herpetic neuralgia I've heard so much about - but I am beginning to worry:( Many thanks for your concern:) *hugs*
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frodosweetstuff
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Time:2008-11-16 03:06 pm (UTC)
more sublime than human and with a complexion of molten marble. He is simply terrific
*happy sigh* So true!! So beautifully said.

Thank you for the reminder and the moving pic.

I hope you'll get rid of the shingles soon!! Four weeks is such a long time!!! *hugs you*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-11-16 05:59 pm (UTC)
Many thanks - yes four weeks is a very long time - I'm beginning to forget what normal feels like!!
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