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22 July 2009 @ 05:17 pm
I hope everyone is having a good week so far. My parents and I were planning on going to see HBP this week until my Mom came down with a case of shingles! It's so bizarre. I have no idea where she could have gotten it from. Her doctor said she's been seeing a lot more cases of it recently because children are getting immunized against chicken pox, so older people are not getting exposed to that as they once were, hence not building immunity against the virus. :/ She's in an incredible amount of pain and I feel just terrible for her, yet I'm also worried about my Dad and myself getting it. I know that sounds awful to say but we only found out about it yesterday so we could have already been exposed to it unknowingly. I just pray we will be spared. She's on medication to treat it but she's not supposed to go out for a good week. :( I've been praying that she will have a swift recovery and feel better, as I hate seeing her in such pain!

I wanted to wish my friend hazel_eyes_86 a very Happy Belated Birthday yesterday! I apologize for not posting sooner, I just didn't get the chance. I hope you had a wonderful day surrounded by your friends & family. *hugs*

Well, it seems that everyone has been doing the alphabet meme, so I thought I'd join in the fun:

A is for age:

B is for beer of choice:
I don't drink beer.

C is for something you crave.
I'd have to say peace more than anything else.

D is for your dog's name?

E is for essential item you use everyday:
My computer most definitely!

F is for favourite TV show at the moment:

G is for favourite game:

H is for Home town:
Buffalo, NY

I is for instruments you play:
Piano, a very little bit.

J is for favourite juice:

K is for kickin ass?
I guess.

L is for last place you ate:
In my kitchen.

M is for marriage:
I can be.

N is for your full name:
Kristin Jane, I don't really like giving out my last name.

O is for overnight hospital stays:
When I had my appendix taken out, although I had to stay in the hospital for six days.

P Is For Favourite Place:
Anywhere that's quiet and peaceful.

Q is for quote:
"To be or not to be, that is the question."

R is for Biggest Regret:
Being too scared and shy to experience a lot of pivitol moments that occur in most people's lives. *depressed now*

S is for status:

T is for time you woke up today:
8:30 am.

U is for underwear you have on now:
Nothing exciting, just regular underwear.

V is for vegetable you love:
Potatoes, most assuredly! <3

W is for worst habit:
Hating myself.

X is for x-rays you've had:
Back, nose, teeth. :P

Y is for yummy food you ate today:

Z is for the zodiac sign:
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Kristin: LotR- Hobbits <3kristypadalecki on July 23rd, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)

I can't play very well at all, just a few short songs. My Mom is a much better piano player.
Michelle: Full House - Jesse & The Ripperslifebecomesart on July 22nd, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
So they still don't know everything about shingles, but so far most doctors think it's only contagious if you come in contact with fluid from a blister, and it's more likely if you have a weak immune system.

Anyone who has had chicken pox can suddenly come down with shingles though. The virus lays dormant in your spine and then something triggers it and releases shingles which attack nerve endings. There's not one thing that sets it off though, it can be other illness, stress, general aging, and some doctors think chemicals and certain foods even.

My parents just got the vaccine for it.

I hope she gets better soon. It can be really painful.
Kristin: Stock- Musickristypadalecki on July 23rd, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
Interesting. I knew about some of that but not everything. I didn't realize there was a vaccine for it though. Where can one get it?

Thanks for your well wishes, I hope so too!
Michellelifebecomesart on July 23rd, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
If you're over 60 the government will pay for it. If you are younger than that it's pretty pricey. My parents are 60+ so they got a voucher from the govt for it.
Kristin: The Monkeeskristypadalecki on July 23rd, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
My Mom is 61 and my Dad is 63, so they should qualify then?
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Kristin: David- Angelkristypadalecki on July 23rd, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
I'm sorry your Mom had to go through having that. Do you have any idea how long it lasts? I feel so bad for her, she's in a lot of pain. =(
sane_psycho02: RDJ gun cigsane_psycho02 on July 22nd, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
OMG, I'm so sorry about your mom! I hope she's feeling better really soon, and that you and your dad don't get it!

Super cool meme! Definitely taking sometime! :) I can totally relate on B, C, E, and W!
Kristin: Heath Ledgerkristypadalecki on July 23rd, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your kind words. I pray she will recover from this quickly and that my Dad and I will be spared. I'm especially worried about my Dad because he already has a skin condition and is taking medication to suppress his immune system! D:
breakfastgirl on July 23rd, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
Aww, I'm so sorry about your mom. I hope she recovers soon and that you and your father do not come down with shingles as well. *hugs*

The meme looks like fun, so I'll likely grab it later. :)
Kristin: HP- Dumbledore's Armykristypadalecki on July 23rd, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! *hugs back*

Have fun doing the meme. ^^
Erinbjtp on July 23rd, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed you survive the shingles blitz! I'm sure you guys'll be fine. :)
Kristin: Supernaturalkristypadalecki on July 23rd, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I appreciate it. I hope you're right, I'm so scared about it!
Kelly Farrelly: Chris Bradley/Bolt (X-Men Origins:Wolveredwardsvamplove on July 24th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
So sorry to hear about your mom, that is awful! I hope she gets better soon! Hope you and your dad don't get it too! That would totally suck!

I do hope that you get to see HBP soon though! I did enjoy it!! *hugs*
Kristin: Dominic- Smilekristypadalecki on July 24th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I think my Mom is slooowly feeling better! So far my Dad and I are alright and I hope it stays that way. *crosses fingers*
Krissy: Friends: Ross/Rachel: Hugghostpiano on July 24th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
*big hug* I hope you and your dad will be okay and won't catch it! And I hope you mom will recover soon.
Kristin: RDA & Amanda <3kristypadalecki on July 24th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks Krissy, I appreciate your kind thoughts! *hugs back*
Miss Ashleyimagine_peace on July 24th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Ugh I've heard shingles are really, really bad. Hope your mom is well soon, and no one else gets it!
Kristin: Stock- Butterflykristypadalecki on July 24th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks. We're hanging in there!
Brandika: Hugbrandika on July 26th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
I hope your mom feels better soon, Kristin! :( I heard about Shingles on TV and it scares me. I hope none of you gets it. ♥
Kristin: Supernaturalkristypadalecki on July 26th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I think she's feeling better. She has to take these pills that make her feel sick, but the pain is subsiding. It is rather scary and I hope my Dad especially will be spared from getting it.
Apriljeanniefan78 on July 27th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
Aww, sweetie, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I'll be praying for her. :) My Mom had those nasty things when I was a little girl. They're not fun from what I hear.

And yay on the alphabet meme. I might need to try it. :)
Kristin: Emma Watsonkristypadalecki on July 27th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, April. I think she's slowly feeling better again. It is a really unpleasant illness, and it's been awful watching her go through it!

I hope you decide to do the alphabet meme, it was fun. :D