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Bad News and Good News

Bad news: I have shingles.

Good news: I don't have it in my eye.

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dreamer_98
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's not fun. :(
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
No, but it could be worse. Having it in your eye can cause blindness.
dreamer_98
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
Well good thing it's not in your eye then. Wouldn't want you to turn out like Noah.
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
No. Worst case, it would have been only one eye. But still, I'm glad I don't have to contend with that.

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bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
I think I'll have a few nights of less-than-ideal sleep, but otherwise, I'm hoping it won't be too bad. I have a prescription that's supposed to shorten the duration and lessen the after effects. We'll see, I guess.
my_belle_
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
Good news is good!
Bummer you have them at all though. :(
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah. The first signs appeared first thing yesterday morning. It didn't occur to me that it could be shingles until later in the day, but hopefully the anti-viral will keep it from getting worse.
logospilgrim
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear... I had that a couple of years ago, and sympathize entirely :-(

The prescription worked quite well for me; I hope it will also be effective for you!

*leaves soothing balms upon your nightstand*
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
Balm is good, because a tender robed embrace may not be such a hot idea right now. ;)
logospilgrim
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
I hear you, most beloved! Where is it that the shingles is hurting you? When I had it, I felt like someone had kicked me in the ribs with a steel toed boot :-P
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 29th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
Actually, they're not on my body. They're on my forehead, and in my hairline, and I have several right around my left eye. That's why the concern about it, since shingles in the eye can cause blindness.

But still, despite the fact that I know I'm not contagious to those who have already had chicken pox, I feel kind of like a leper right now. ;)
logospilgrim
Dec. 29th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC)
Do see your doctor often until everything has cleared up, and take good care ♥

I barely had a rash at all when I had shingles, but the little tiny patch that did appear is the only reason I found out why my side was hurting me so much.
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 29th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
I am fortunate that the lesions are mostly hidden by my hair. ;)
princess_lesa
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope the meds mend it.
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 29th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
Me, too!
noelleleithe
Dec. 29th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
Oh, ugh. Glad they aren't in your eye, at least.

Once they're cleared up, I'd get the vaccine if you can. It's not wonderful at preventing outbreaks (barely 50%), but it's much better at preventing complications.
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 29th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
Yes, but they usually don't even recommend it until age 60 or so. I have a ways to go before I get there. I don't know if I should get it too soon after having a flare up, anyway.
alabastard
Dec. 29th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
Draco had Shingles not too long ago, it can be horrible, but just take care, and it should clear up soon enough.
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 29th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
I hope so! ;)
remba24
Dec. 29th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Oh that sucks. I'm so sorry. Hope you feel better soon.
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 29th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
Thanks. I hope so, too.
rosiethehobbit
Dec. 29th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Here's hoping it's a mild case. And thank goodness it wasn't in your eye. Get well soon.
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 29th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
Thank you.
mishlai
Dec. 29th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
Blargh. Get better.
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 29th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
Thanks. I will.
hazelrah1
Dec. 29th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
That is just awful. We hope you get over it soon. hobbit hugs
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 29th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon. ♥
karen_jk
Dec. 29th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
So sorry to hear you're sick! Take good care of you!
bonnie_halfelvn
Dec. 29th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm trying.
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