Shingles Family Story

Last updated: December 2022

My dad had it when I was three years old.

Shingles impacted my dad

We were on our way from Winnipeg, Manitoba to Jackson’s Point, Ontario.

He had to sell his car and we all traveled back by train. My dad was paralyzed down his left side and went completely deaf in his left ear. Also, his mouth sagged on the left side, so when he smiled only the right side of his mouth went up.

So we have had the shingles shot for the 2nd time. You need to get it every 4 years if you had chicken pox when you were a child.

Do not forget to get the shot because you do not know how sick you will get if you get shingles.

Shot Twice,

S. Dale

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