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[#] Thu Mar 15 2007 20:08:26 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Mar 15 2007 5:12pm from Ford II @uncnsrd
shingles. Gazebo hits for 10 points damage. IGnatius T Foobar
contracts shingles.

he gets a saving throw versus poison.

He would if:

1. shingles were actually a poison, but it's not... it's more appropriate to save against disease.
2. I was immitating D&D. But I was immitating a text adventure.

[#] Fri Mar 16 2007 01:42:49 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Wow, Ford, that's really starting to take shape!  Impressive....

[#] Fri Mar 16 2007 11:55:26 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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hopefully the shape of a gazebo.
unfortunately, I was planning on finishing the trim this weekend, but now the whole thing is covered in snow. :-(
I should have taken off wednesday.

[#] Fri Mar 16 2007 12:20:21 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Ford - Since when does a little snow stop you?

[#] Fri Mar 16 2007 16:33:16 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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when your hands are numb from the cold it's not so easy to tell if you've shot yourself with the nail gun or not.

[#] Fri Mar 16 2007 16:49:14 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Works better. You won't feel the pain and can continue working. Where's teh downside?

[#] Fri Mar 16 2007 22:14:07 EDT from 2Dog @ Uncensored

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Shorts are a good thing. Cut-offs are best. The "below the knee non-pants"
are the silliest trend to come along in a long time. I'm surprised people actually
still pay money for them just to look like the rest of the crowd. Feh.

[#] Sat Mar 17 2007 00:57:17 EDT from harry @ Dog Pound BBS II

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I had shingles once, for real. It was VERY painful.

[#] Sat Mar 17 2007 08:15:44 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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So did my father, and my father-in-law.

I pray that I never contract that one

[#] Sat Mar 17 2007 09:38:34 EDT from 2Dog @ Uncensored

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A contractor with shingles? Best stay away from that one.

[#] Sat Mar 17 2007 10:02:28 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Unless the contractor is working on your roof.

[#] Sat Mar 17 2007 12:56:39 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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had shingles when I was 3. not very pleasant.

and snow really isn't conducive to outdoor carpentry. 

[#] Sat Mar 17 2007 18:04:45 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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How old were you when you got chicken pox?

[#] Sun Mar 18 2007 00:54:14 EDT from nadia @ Uncensored

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seriously. that's pretty damn fast to lose your immunity.

[#] Sun Mar 18 2007 00:55:09 EDT from nadia @ Uncensored

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Mar 16 2007 4:33pm from Ford II @uncnsrd
when your hands are numb from the cold it's not so easy to tell if
you've shot yourself with the nail gun or not.

note that he's not upset about the potentially frozen kneecaps.

[#] Sun Mar 18 2007 02:34:44 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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Freak: Interesting story... The week I came home from the hospital (from being born), all my siblings came down with chicken pox.

I was nursing so I had my mom's immunity. I never had chicken pox. 

[#] Sun Mar 18 2007 10:52:38 EDT from nadia @ Uncensored

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how long did you nurse? anyone know how long that maternal immunity lasts? iirc puppies lose it in less than 3 months.

[#] Sun Mar 18 2007 10:55:11 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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My mom nursed me until I was 11-12 months old.

Of course, someone will misparse that as years... "Hey mom, what's for lunch? Can my friend have some too?" 

[#] Sun Mar 18 2007 11:05:47 EDT from nadia @ Uncensored

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that would have made for interesting family meals, no doubt.

these days all the kids pretty much get vaccinated against chicken pox. i don't know if they knew that much about the duration of the immunity, or whether those people have the virus resident like people who get immunity from getting chicken pox. i thought it might be the former, but using tril's experience as a model for vaccine induced immunity (which may not be appropriate) suggests the latter.

i think i do remember reading something about some people suggesting that using the vaccine as a booster in older people could perhaps reduce the incidence of shingles.

of course those of us here who've had it wouldn't have benefitted much since we'd all be too young to be considered high risk.

anyone here have it multiple times? i assume tril probably will since she was so young.

[#] Sun Mar 18 2007 14:35:34 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Sun 18 Mar 2007 12:54:14 AM EDT from nadia@uncnsrd (Uncensored)

seriously. that's pretty damn fast to lose your immunity.

Having chicken pox, once, doesn't actually mean you're immune from getting them again.  I've known a number of people who have had them more than once.

Shingles is caused by the same virus, which remains in your system after having contracted the chicken pox.  I just haven't heard of anyone contracting shingles without having had chicken pox, first.

Not to say that it's not possible...just that I haven't heard of it.

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