Saturday, January 21, 2006

Shingles, bleeding to death, and the flu

What could they possibly have in common you ask? The answer really is simple.....ME!!!

Here is a basic rundown of the last 4 weeks of my life (January can not end soon enough)

Demeber 24th...diagnosed with shingles

....pain continues through the end of December

December 31st...begin bleeding to death

.....bleeding continues until approximately January 15th

January 16th...wake up with cough and stuffy head

....continues to present day

Now just because I stated that the pain of the shingles lasted through the end of December does not mean that they have cleared up. Cause you see, when the doctor said that they last about 4-6 weeks, turns out she really wasn't lying to me. Not that I thought that she was. But I did think that she was over reacting, being cautious. Now I am realizing that she really meant it. Cause you see, although the pain has subsided, and the lesions (ewwww) have disappeared, they linger to make my life hell. How can that be? Well, by waking me up at all hours of the night because they itch like fucking crazy. when I say "they" I really am speaking of nothing, as there is nothing there. But my skin itches. And nothing I do helps to subside the itching.

The cold and flu I can deal with...when I have just that. But paired with the other shit, no fun at all really.

Nancy's solution.....drug induced coma. No really. Take a little Benadyl, add in some Vicodin, then for shits and giggles, take some Niquil gel tabs. And I am sleeping like a baby. Healthy? Eh? I highly doubt it. But neither is only getting about 2.5 hours of sleep a night either.

So either I am going to become a drug addicted mother, or I am willing all of these ailments away. Not for me to decide appearently since I have learned that I have no control whatsoever over these damn shingles.

Moral of the story.....Shingles are in fact the devil.


Kari said...

Sorry you are feeling so miserable!

Beth Allen said...

Nancy, I am sorry that you're suffering so badly. I really hope things get better and healthier for you!

Cath said...

Wow Nancy, things really suck don't they.
Hoping that things improve soon honey! Loads of love to you!

Redleter said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your shingles. I've know many people with them and they are the most miserable thing in the world. BTW... you might want to talk to your doctor about the new vaccine for shingles that they have come out with. They say that even if you get them again, they wont be as severe. Good luck, and hope you feel better soon

worry woman said...

I hope you are better now...Man I can not imagine...