Mary Lee at Merrilymarylee sent me the following cartoon that I just love. Snow on the roof (white hair) is one thing, add Shingles and you darn well know you are getting old:))
First off, I am much better and thank you big time for all your good thoughts and prayers. Pretty sure I wouldn't have made it with out you. I still have some pain but it is so reduced that I almost feel like dancing around the house. Might put on some Rock and Roll music and try that. That may be a bit premature but what the hay.
There has been a bad side effect however to my Shingles. I have gained weight these past three weeks. Being inactive has been part of it but just flat out eating too much was the main culprit.
You would think that being so in pain that I would just lie around, too sick to eat and wither away to a 90 pound weakling looking romantically gaunt. Not so. I am a boredom and reward eater who currently looks un-romantically plump.
Since I was hugely bored and felt deserving of rewards for enduring the pain, I ate a lot and not the good stuff. In my defense, I did also have to eat something with each pilling to protect my stomach lining and that took place 5 times a day.
However, I ate finger foods all day that needed little preparing. Somehow I wonder how carrots sticks, apples and celery never crossed my mind as finger foods? Odd??
Now I haven't quite slipped over into the "Biggest Loser" proportions, I am definitely going to have to get moving and get those fingers busy with something besides shoveling food into my face. Maybe typing??
Thanks one more time for hanging in with me. I promise my next post will not contain one "whine" nor mention of Shin****. I can actually feel my mind stirring beyond the bounds of self pity again. Beware.
My thoughts are going out to those of you in the dark and cold in the Northeast. I just hope you can keep warm and that relief is quickly coming. That was one mean Halloween "trick."
To all you Cardinal fans, a big time congratulations. Being a National League fan, I was cheering right along with you in the post season since my team was out of it. What a season you had. Now for the long wait till Spring training.
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