Just wanted to thank you for your supportive email. I know we all feel the same here,
like we'd almost rather die than take pharmaceutical drugs, but you are right: this is
one of the exceptions. I'm so sorry you too had to suffer. I am not suffering from
sequelae from the shingles, thank goodness--I think I may have had a not-so-
serious case, relatively speaking, although at the time, I recalled very few
times in my life where I'd had so much pain. thanks for your thoughtfulness.