Monday, November 9, 2009

What! Shingles

Yes I have Shingles! And I'm a lucky one because I have it on my face and in my hair. It started on my left eye so my eye is swollen shut. Most of the pain is in my head, neck, arms and legs, OK most of my body. The doctor said three to six weeks but he did put me on Valtrex which helps!

But I will be back!!!



  1. Oh Julie You poor thing that is not nice, my sister had it once and the pain. I feel so sorry for you but I am pleased the Doctor has given you something that is helping. All the best and lots of rest.
    Hugs Bec

  2. Oh wow. Sorry to hear this. Hopefully the medicine will make you feel better soon. Hugs, Bea

  3. oh poor you julie! take care of you and gets lots of time out to rest whenever you feel like it! liz from broderie.

  4. Oh, Julie! I'm so sorry. I had them about two years ago, what a nightmare. I only had them across the lower part of my back, but I couldn't wear anything with a waistband, including underwear! I did find that applying aloe vera gel helped with the discomfort somewhat.

  5. Julie, I feel for you. I've never had shingles but I hear it is awful. Take care of yourself.