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Common sense! How will we as a society react to emerging from isolation?

It is 7AM here in good old Indiana. The weather professionals are predicting a fairly nice day for today and then back to rain for tomorrow. Spent the morning so far putting a picture in a frame that I have been meaning to do for months, wiping down the bathrooms and the kitchen hoping that we will continue to avoid getting hit with the #virus.

Being formally in the #health arena myself, I truly understand what a tough role our #health care professionals have trying to educate their patients and figuring out what is the right thing to do in giving good care. They need our prayers every day. They also go home very tired and have to learn to live with the decisions they make and discuss with #families who are also anxious.

Now that states are beginning to emerge into the business world again, I hope everyone is sensible and doesn’t overboard on going out into the big wide world without remembering to continue to follow some good guidelines. These we all know, but it can’t hurt to mention them again.

  • Do not go out publicly if you have a cold. Stay at home and #get well. I know no fun, but necessary.
  • Always #wash your hands. Can not tell you the number of people I have seen in restrooms who have not washed their hands. They even fix their hair, put on makeup and then some wash hands and some do not. Think about that. How clean is your face and your hair now? Heard that is even true in the men’s restrooms.
  • #Social distancing! Now that is a tough one, but doable. If we continue to try and work that out whenever we can perhaps that virus will not hit us again.
  • Remember to be #kind to others. It is appreciated more than you will ever know. Two neighbors recently told me, that if we needed any help to please let them know. We have both their telephone numbers. That is kindness.
  • Be sure and check on #family members. Even if it is a hi, how are you doing , love ya, take care.
  • Check with your physician about #flu shots and should you have one and when. Mark it on your calendar, put message in your phone. Do what you have to so you won’t forget.

Hope this gives someone food for thought! We all have good days and bad days. Work hard on trying to have more good days. Keep yourself busy. Tell yourself to smile.

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Shingles, no I am not talking about roofing shingles!

Husband started complaining of pain in his arm and chest area and feeling very weak. His pain tolerance is good, so we all (family) became concerned. Took him to the emergency room on Friday night (2 weeks ago) and every test they did came back, ok. The physician thought maybe it could be cellulitis.

Cellulitis is a common and sometimes painful bacterial skin infection. It may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. The redness and swelling can spread quickly. It most often affects the skin of the lower legs, although the infection can occur anywhere on a person’s body or face. http://www.healthline.com>health>cellulitis.

We were sent home with husband on an antibiotic. The following Wednesday he was in such pain he could barely stand it and I noticed the start of a rash on his chest. We then went to our physician and he said you have SHINGLES!. Oh boy what a shock. First thing asked did you have the shingles vaccine? Yes he did, but it was the older vaccine, not the one they recommend now. Apparently the older vaccine was not as effective as the one currently being given.

Shingles -The virus that causes shingles, varicella zoster virus (VZV) can spread from a person with active shingles and cause chickenpox in someone who had never had chickenpox or received chickenpox vaccine.

VZV spreads through direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters.

Most people who develop shingles have only one episode during their lifetime. However, you can get the disease more than once.

A person with active shingles can spread the virus when the rash is in the blister-phase. You are not infectious before the blisters appear. Once the rash crusts, you are no longer infectious.

VZV from a person with shingles is less contagious than the virus from someone with chickenpox. The risk of spreading the virus is low if you cover the shingles rash.

To prevent spreading VZV to others:

  • Cover the rash.
  • Avoid touching or scratching the rash.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid contact with the following people until your rash crusts:
    • pregnant women who have never had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine;
    • premature or low birth weight infants; and
    • people with weakened immune systems, such as people receiving immunosuppressive medications or undergoing chemotherapy, organ transplant recipients, and people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
  • The information on shingles came from http://www.cdc.gov>shingles>about transmission
  • Content source: National Center for Immunization & Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases. Page last reviewed July 1, 2019.

The pain and itching are very very bad with shingles. On a scale of 1-10 as my husband says the pain itself is at least a 7 or higher. Most of the time higher. The itching on a scale of 1-10 is at least a 15. He has had a miserable couple of weeks so far. The rash is finally scabbing. He has done lots of resting, drinking fluids, taking pain medicine and an antiviral medication. Recovery can be slow and each case is different.

Check with your physician when you are getting near retirement age about the shingles vaccine. Educate yourself. Usually younger adults do not get shingles, but apparently that has been changing in the past few years.

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