NO, I DID NOT LEAVE ON A MYSTERIOUS AND EXCITING EUROPEAN ADVENTURE
NOR HAVE I BEEN KIDNAPPED BY PRIATES
(how bad could THAT be??)NOTHING THAT WONDERFUL
Truth is I have become familiar with shingles
you are thinking........."she is into roofing now?"
Instead, after almost two weeks of unrelenting pain
and very little sleep
I schlepped off to see the doctor.
Something I rarely do.
The funny looking row of bite-like and itchy, hurting bumps
wasn't as alarming
as the constant throbbing, pain
that would not be relieved with any of my tried and true remedies.
Evidently this is called
I was grateful it was on the right side
and not the left
or I would have been sure it was a heart attack
(.........the longest one in history.)
as the pain would radiate right through to my chest in
a constricting sort of way.
Arriving at the doctor's office
with blood pressure off the charts,
the rather quick diagnosis
That nasty, opportunistic virus that we all carry
if we've had chicken pox.
One that waits........
oh so patiently........
for a time you are not exactly feeling well
or are perhaps STRESSED.
I had been under the impression that this malady was exclusively for the elderly.
I do not wish this on any one, any age.
Except maybe one or two people who have really, really been evil.
The good news.........I am responding well to treatment
and have slept pretty well now
for the first time in two weeks.
So I will be back here this weekend and check on everyone.
If any of you dear bloggies has experienced shingles.........
DO drop a note and share any advice you might have.
That's all for now from the nest.