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What do I do now?—BLOG ON SHINGLES!!!!

UNIVERSE AND WEAVE IN HARMONY

UNIVERSE AND WEAVE IN HARMONY

I WAS HAVING THIS PAIN.   I HAD THIS THING WHILE I WAS AT THE US OPEN KIDS DAY THIS PAST SATURDAY AND IT GOT SO BAD THAT I THOUGHT IT WAS A KIDNEY STONE.  I KEPT DRINKING WATER AND LAYING DOWN ON SUNDAY.   mY

  THIS  WAS  A  VERY, VERY DEEP PAIN IN MY BACK.  I HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS THING SINCE APRIL OF THIS YEAR.  I WENT TO A DOCTOR.–HIP URGENT CARE.  THEY SAID IT WAS NOTHING.

  I TOLD MY DOCTOR…SHE SAID IT WAS NOTHING.  BOTTOM LINE…..IT TURNED OUT TO BE SHINGLES.  HOW DO I KNOW THAT YOU ASK?

  WELL,  THIS PAIN OPENED OUT ONTO MY STOMACH AS A 3 INCH WIDE AND 7 INCH LONG RASH ON MY ABDOMON.  SCARY….THE DOCTOR TOOK ONE LOOK AT IT AND SAID FLATLY SHINGLES.

   I WAS GIVEN A PERSCRIPTION FOR SHINGLES TO PREVENT INFECTION.  PROBLEM….MY SKIN IS SUPPPPPPEEEERRRR SENSITIVE….AND I HAVE SHOOTING PAINS….ALL THIS WHILE I AM ON VACATION. 

 OH LORD….WHAT TO DO!  WILL I BE ABLE TO FUNCTION?  THIS PAIN MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO WORK AROUND IN  THE HOUSE.  I AM GOING TO STOP THIS LITTLE WRITING PIECE IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES SO I CAN GO LAY DOWN.  I FEEL VERY TIRED…. exhausted and scared….

 I LOOKED UP SHINGLES ON SHINGLESINFO.COM AND FOUND BASIC INFORMATION.  BUT THE CONCERN IS SKIN INFECTION. 

 WOW!  ALL THIS BECAUSE I HAD CHICKENPOX WHEN I WAS 35 YEARS OLD.  NOW I HAVE A NERVE CONDITION CALLED SHINGLES THAT HAS NO KNOWN CURE OR CONTROL.

 

LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY KNOWLEGE OF THIS….SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS OR IDEAS….

THANKS!

 

RIVER!!~~~