There are Shingles in the house but not the kind you may think.
Not the kind that are made of an asphalt type material,
or those that are made to look like beautiful slate or cedar.
Although the cedar shingles/shakes would smell lovely in the house.
No, not those Shingles.
It is the kind of Shingles that make you curl up on the sofa
and ease the pain with a great cup of tea, a favorite cookie and a magazine.
Well, the pain is eased even more with rest and pain meds.
Initially, I thought I had hurt my arm when I over extended it
by putting a hanging fern back up on the hook. I had arm pain for days.
Then a strange rash/lesion appeared on my arm and chest.
Time to go to the doctor!
The doctor came into the room, looked at me and she said,
“I think you have a classic case of Shingles” …
Well if I am going to have Shingles…I think I will take the classic kind please. Love the Classics!
She was reading the notes from her nurse and then made the final diagnosis
when she saw the lesions. “Did you get your Shingles vaccine?”, she asked.
“No, I had planned to get it next month.” She did say that the vaccine is not 100% preventative.
You can still get the Shingles, but it may be a milder case. I will take mild any day over this!
Turns out that pain and burning sensations I had were pre-cursors to Shingles.
First pain, then the lesions appear.
My back started to hurt …. “whoop there it is” …. more lesions. Ugh!
So for now, the remote will be my friend. I cannot seem to concentrate reading a book
as I am so very uncomfortable to say the least.
I am hoping the anti-viral meds will lessen the duration the Shingles.
In the meantime I will be sequestered in my PJ’s, in my Land of Shingra-La,
as street clothes hurt. Really hurt.
Obviously, not going anywhere to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year.
So I wore my very soft and comfy PJ’s (by Soma) with the very festive martini glasses!
No tequila for me.
I will be off and on the computer during this time in my Land of Shingra-La !!
My projects on hold as I cannot move my arm up and down very well.
Have a great weekend and most of all Happy Mother’s Day to all you great moms out there!!