When I’m wrong I’m completely wrong. Thankfully, because I isolate myself so completely its generally only me I have to apologize to when it happens.
A few weeks ago I noticed a small rash on my back. It was in the area of my waist and I thought that since I’ve gained weight recently it was a rash caused by the tightening my of my waistbands.
About the same time I started feeling that I was so cold that my skin hurt. In fact, I mentioned that several times on my facebook page.
At about 3 a.m. on Friday I woke up with every nerve ending in my scalp dancing. I couldn’t help but cry. At first I thought I was cold again but slowly it dawned on me that I wasn’t really cold…I was in pain.
I went to the doctor later in the morning. Turns out that I have stress-induced shingles. I’ve had shingles before so I don’t know why I didn’t recognize it immediately.
I’m taking steriods, anti-virals and pain pills. Its always something, I think. The sooner I realize and accept this the better off I’ll be.