Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Shingles Saga

The first day of starting my new meds on Tuesday lead to a case of diarrhea, and I hoped this would not be a continuing symptom.  It seems it was a one time thing..thank goodness.

On Wednesday  I felt up to an outing with Left Brain and we did a little shopping and had lunch.  This is going to be a piece of cake. Although I did feel a need for a nap later in the afternoon.

Thursday I felt well enough to drive myself to a movie and saw "Spotlight".  I had been warned about driving while on these meds, but I felt great and the theater is about five minutes away.  All is well, but still needed to take a nap later in the day.

Friday hit me hard and it was basically get up to eat breakfast so I could take my pills and then back to bed.  Up for lunch to take pills and back to bed.  Watched a little TV after supper and taking meds and went to bed at 8:00.  Could not keep my eyes open...just want to sleep. At least I have my faithful companions napping with me.

Saturday finds me stiff and tired with a headache.  I think we'll try for a little outing later today...maybe to see the movie "Race" or a visit to the Flea Market.  Maybe just lunch.  I can already see a nap in my future.

Having shingles really sucks.  And I have a very mild case because of having had the vaccine.  The meds help with the pain, which is a hot burning sensation with a side order of pins and needles. All my joints ache and my fingers feel swollen and sore, which I trust is part of this malady.

I really thought I'd have to force myself not to go play pickleball or be more active, but now find I don't have the strength to do much of anything.

The timing is okay though, I'd hate to have had this during our rally in early March and be missing all that that has to offer.

Well, time to go lay down for a bit.  More updates later.

Long Live the Queen 


  1. We have had friends suffer from this. Please take care and get well soon!

  2. That really sucks. Hope you start feeling better soon. Al had shingles a few years ago and thankfully a mild case.

  3. Sleep is a great healer. Having your fur babies beside you helps to speed the healing along. Feel better my friend, hugs, Edna B.