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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Checking in....

Hey, I'll give you one guess why I haven't been blogging lately...when in doubt....guess illness. It's a very long story that I might be more able to go into when I'm feeling better, but what I thought was a sunburned scalp ended up being shingles. I never imagined how AWFUL this stuff is. It is localized mainly to my scalp and face. I have one eye swollen shut. My forehead is swollen, I have multiple lesions all over my scalp causing incredible pain (and I have a HUGE threshold for pain). I was just diagnosed today after a few days of doctors trying to treat a sunburn. I've started some antiviral medication so I am hoping that I will start to feel better soon. If I could have someone put me in a coma until it was over, I would do it in a heartbeat.

Anyway, I know its going to be a few days at least until I feel like blogging again and I didn't want you guys thinking I was out on a binge.

The good news is that, after just a few swimming sessions, I was already starting to see some improvement in my knees. It's almost so miraculous, I want to say that it has to be coincidence, but who knows? I'm hoping that I'll be able to start back up soon :)

11 Comments:

Shelley said...

My husband had shingles once and said it was the most painful thing he'd ever experienced...I feel so bad for you! Hope they go away quickly and you are back on your feet soon!

Tricia said...

My mom had shingles for a very long time and I always felt so bad for her. I hope yours goes away soon, because I know it sucks. Speedy recovery, friend...I miss you!

that TOPS lady said...

My hubby had them. He didn't enjoy them. Get well soon and remember that this is not a reason to fall off of the wagon ;) Its a challenge to eat right when you are sick, but you can do it!

Chubby Chick said...

Awww... I hope you feel better soon! Hang in there! :)

Ria said...

So sorry to hear you're sick - my grandmother had shingles when I was a kid, and I remember how awful it was for her.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Kate said...

I hope you feel better soon--singles sound awful!

tisha said...

Ouchie. I really hope you're feeling better soon and the pain subsides. Get well!

wildfluffysheep said...

Oh my days! That sounds pretty darn awful. I hope it clears up soon.
Glad to know you're not gone though so thanks for checkin in :D

fatfighter said...

So sorry for your pain - that sounds awful!

Looking forward to your blog posts when you return. :)

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

You poor thing! I hope you feel much better soon!!!

Hugs!

SeaShore said...

I had shingles on my torso. It was so horribly painful. I cannot imagine having on my head. I hope you heal quickly. Take care.