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RE: [IP] Re: death by shingles

Jan [mailto:email @ redacted] wrote:

> And that was yet another one of Mom's subtle references to my 
> early demise.
> I had shingles at 18 and she said she hoped they didn't 
> girdle me as I'd die
> if they did. More fuel for the fire. :-(

Shingles is Herpes zoster that infects nerve cells.  There is no nerve that
encircles the body, and bilateral shingles is extremely rare.  Of course, if
shingles *does* girdle the body, one may wish to die to get rid of the pain.

Jim Handsfield
email @ redacted
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of my wife who runs our house and makes more important decisions than I do.
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