This will be brief. I think I have contracted a herpes virus. No, not the fun one to get, but the one people are left with after a case of childhood chickenpox ---the herpes zoster. It appears my body has decided that a case of Shingles would be a nice thing for me to enjoy in my seventies.
It started Friday. I have a strip of burning pain that goes from my navel to my back bone on the right side. Technically, I only feel half bad as the left side is fine. No rash yet. I will go to the doctor today.
I hope you are not like me and have put off getting the vaccination. If you are over 60 and had chickenpox as a child, it would be a good idea to spare your self anywhere from a week to a month and for some people, a year of miseries. Please just get the vaccine.
Shingles is rather unpleasant and painful so I am hoping for a mild case. Please let me be an example of what NOT to do. Don't put off the vaccine,
Will be back posting and visiting when I hopefully get the pain under control and I can sit at the computer comfortably. If you know any sure fire cures to ease the symptoms, I'm open to suggestion.
Have a great week. See ya soon.
Wow, if good thoughts can cure, I am on my way. Thank you all so very much for all your sweet thoughts, prayers and encouragement. It really means so much. I have been to the doctor and am now on medication. Since the pain meds she gave me have too many weird side effects, I will go back to Tylenol.
Thank you again for all your caring. It means so VERY much. I can't say it enough, you all are the best.
Hope to be back in the saddle soon. I really miss visiting you.
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