This is the first time that I have turned on the computer for a few days….
I’m going to keep it short – I’ve got shingles, but I’m sure there is something else wrong with me as well. I can hardly move, although today I forced myself out of bed and into the shower to help make me feel better and it seems to have worked, hence I’m writing here. I have shingles on the right side of my stomach from the front to the back. It is uncomfortable to sit in the chair and leaning forward is really painful. The only time I can get a bit of relief is when I’m sleeping, so I’ve been taking paracetamol and trying to sleep as much as possible.
The week started off with me having constipation, so my stomach was hurting at the start, then once the shingles started to show on Tuesday as a bit of a red mark and then by Friday it had spread from from to back; it was difficult to go to the toilet because of the pain, although I did manage it in the end. Now as I mention, I’m not sure if it is just the shingles that have been so painful or a mixture of constipation (or at least my stomach hurting afterwards) and shingles. I’ve not eaten much and moving around is painful.
It’s typical that the only good weather we have had so far this year and I’m stuck inside in pain!
Another bad thing that has happened this week is that my Grandson Brandon has been ill. All three of the Grandchildren have had chicken pox (not sure if that is where I got the shingles from as there is lots of it going around, even in the hospital someone else has had shingles, so I can’t blame them), but Brandon had a seizure at the beginning of the week and the day after he couldn’t walk properly. They have been in hospital as well trying to arrange a CT scan, but there was a problem with the Oxygen monitor if they sedated him (he’s three years old). Last I heard, the doctors aren’t too concerned, as it it quite common after chicken pox. I have to say though it might be common for a doctor, but for a concerned parent they need a little more reassurance than ‘it’s quite common’ especially when your child can’t walk the way the used too!!!
My CT scan last Monday seemed OK. No alerts or concerns have been raised over it, so I’m pretty sure it was normal.
I’ll write more when I can and not in pain. I’m going to try and get some food down me now to get my stomach working again.