Tuesday, January 4, 2011

So Blessed and Grateful

Thank you all so much for your outpouring of concern, sympathy and hugs. Just reading your kind comments, feeling the care behind them helps me to feel better. I am so grateful to each and every one of you who take the time to read my blog and to respond in such a lovely way. I wish I could send all of you a huge bouquet of flowers. *hugs all around*

In comments I was asked with shingles is. It is a herpes infection, related to chicken pox. If you have had chicken pox, you have the virus running around in your system, lurking, thinking about how it might, one day in the future, spring forth and wreak havoc on your bod. When it does, it attacks the nervous system, usually in your torso, tho shingles have been found in other areas of the body as well. But it is usually in the torso. This attack on the nerves causes bad pain, muscle spasms and a rash that resembles chicken pox, but doesn't form the big pustules. It is more a bumpy, spread out redness with some clusters of small pustules. The rash, it's self is somewhat itchy and exquisitely tender. Touching the rash, even having water in the shower hitting it hurts. Bad. Anti viral meds, muscle relaxers and pain killers are necessary to relieve symptoms and to knock the virus down. Rest and heat help you get through the day. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. Seriously. I wouldn't want to make anyone feel like this. lol

I slept better, last night and feel pretty refreshed, this morning. Boy, muscle relaxers and Vicodin... What a combination. lol I needed a good, hard night's sleep.

I have had my first cup of coffee and am debating whether I want or need another, rather than just blindly making one, just because that is what I usually do. Maybe I'll hold off and have it mid morning. We'll see. I am drinking my water. I am just about halfway through my first of three two quart pitchers. That is how I track my intake. I drink three two quart pitchers and I am good. :D I am thinking oatmeal for brekkie. I am out of eggs. Willy Dog promised to pick some up for me, later.

Anyone seen the news, this morning? Stinking gas prices are going up, up, up, again. *sigh* As if my frakking budget weren't tight enough. Ugh! Isn't the stuff expensive enough, right now? Aren't the oil companies and OPEC making enough money? I am not going to go off on a rant. It won't do any good. And I don't need the stress, right now.

Okay, time to run to the bathroom and get some more water.


  1. Oh no, Erika! I'm so sorry. =/ I hope you feel better. I know my sister had it on her arm when she was younger and it didn't seem to be a very pleasant thing at all.

  2. Beautiful blog and I hope you get well soon! :)

  3. Glad to hear htat you slept well...I knew the good drugs would help you with that. I hope you are starting to feel better and hang in there. As far as news...the only thing I have is I got on the scale for hte first time in about a week and half and almost pooped my self. I was up about 3 pounds! Better get my butt in gear!

  4. I'm glad you had a good nights sleep.. feel better..

  5. Glad you got a good night's sleep. I doubt there are many who could stay awake after muscle relaxer and vicodin, lol.

    Hey,I'm paying about $8.80 a gallon for gas in the UK right now, it costs me over a hundred dollars to fill the tank. ;-(

    Feel better soon.

  6. Erika, that sounds horrible! I'm glad you got a good night's sleep, though -- that must have helped a lot. I hope it clears up for you just as quickly as possible!!!

  7. Oh no...I am so sorry to hear that you are going through this! I hope this goes away so so soon, and that you are back in full force. I'm so happy to be back and following your story again...you are fabulous :)


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