I have shingles and am feeling very sorry for myself. When I had it in 1973 I was suicidal with the pain but as I have now been given antiviral drugs I'm hoping it will not last the month it did last time. It's not easy for carers to get to the GP is it? I had to change two appointments C had today and arrange at short notice for someone to sit with him. I did get an appointment though for which I am very grateful. Tomorrow an ambulance is coming to collect him to take him to the hospice so I don't have to go. I have been told that I have to show the drivers his DNR form or they won't take him. While he is away I will lie in our summerhouse and wallow in self pity......well maybe for a while anyway.