Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Shingles

No, not the kind that goes on the roof of a house. The red, boo-boo looking, achey, hurting kind stemming from the chicken pox virus. Ever since last Thursday I've had an achey spot on the left side of my back which radiated to the front. I figured I just pulled a muscle during a work-out. But when it didn't get better, I had Michael look at the area.

"It's spider bites," he proclaimed. "I get 'em every now and then:" And he didn't stop there. In his estimation I must have a low pain tolerance and am a real wuss. He wouldn't accept my assessment that it was shingles - I was making it all up, he claimed.

I toughed it out until yesterday's doctor's appointment. Yep, it's shingles. Now taking two prescriptions in addition to the Advil I was already using. Bit better today, I think. Now, if I could just avoid stress.

Anybody want to adopt a 61-year-old Englishman?

4 comments:

Jamie said...

Oh wow!, I know what you are going through, I had the chicken pox a few years ago and I thought I was dying!! So I really hope the med's are kicking in for you and that you get plenty of rest, and that you get well soon!!

Jen said...

Oh Cathy! I'm so sorry! =( Tell those shingles that this is unacceptable and to go away. My mom and Grandma have both had them so I know from being around them that it's painful. =( Feel better. How long do they suppose they'll hang on? Did he define if it's a light or heavy case?

Piwacket said...

Cathy, Do you think that God could just go pick on somebody else for awhile? I think you've got enough to deal with! I hope you feel better soon.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Oh no! I hear they are so painful. I hope you feel better soon.