Monday, July 11, 2005

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Just in case the Neverending Root Canal Saga and the car accident weren't enough (not to mention my dizziness resurfacing to make life interesting every now and then), I found out this morning that the strange rash I developed last week is shingles. Anyone still need to catch chicken pox? I'm your gal. About the only good thing to come out of this is that Andrew will be immune to chicken pox. Supposedly. We'll still test it out at an appropriate time in the future, of course. And now I have to take 2 anti-viral pills FIVE TIMES a day for the next week. And go back in for yet another non-routine check-up next week to make sure the shingles are going away and responding to the meds.

At least this explains why I have been a tad more tired than usual lately. Funny how something like fighting off a viral infection will poop you out. I still managed to write a whole bunch this week (see new and improved word count for SoD). So that was good. And at least the shingles don't itch too much, though they don't feel very comfortable either.


Andi said...

Much sympathy on the shingles. I tend to end up with an infection every couple of years - almost always during the summer when the stupid blotches are incredibly noticeable, courtesy of summer clothing. *~*

Glad they aren't bothering you too much - and it would be a plus if Drew didn't ever have to suffer the chicken pox! *-*

Kellie said...

Yeah, they aren't itching, but they do hurt, especially by the end of the day. It's just so frustrating to be confronted by so many little, annoying things at once. I don't like it when life gangs up on you like that.

Anonymous said...

Also total sympathy fom me....hopefully things are improving. Just want you to know I'm thinking about you! Mom R

Kellie said...

Thanks, Mom. The sores still hurt, but they aren't itching hardly at all anymore, so I'm dealing OK. I'm just still very tired and can't seem to get enough sleep. I'll take care of that on the weekend. :)