Thursday, January 28, 2010

SHINGLES!

Okay, so, last month, I had this gawd-awful "skin rash". I thought it was acne. Why? I dunno. I guess I think every weird thing on my face is acne.

Here -- check it out. This is after about 3 weeks. The pic does not do it justice. The things were like little wounds. And they did a thing that medical books call "weeping". I think the less said about that, the better.



So like I said, about 3 weeks in, I started realizing, this stuff HURTS, and it's not acting like acne. But it was right around Christmas, so I couldn't go to the doctor. I thought, well, I should at least snap a pic, so I can rap with him about it later, in case it turns out to be some sort of Lupus-y thing. (I haven't been diagnosed with Lupus, but I have some of the blood markers for it, and some odd health issues, as y'all know, so I keep my eyes peeled for stuff that could be Lupus-related.)

So yesterday, I finally get around to seeing my Doc. I show him the pic. He asks me several questions, to which I answer in the affirmative. Then he proclaims, "It was shingles."

Well, you coulda knocked me over with a feather. I dunno why it didn't occur to me, cuz I know shingles are kind of a big health issue right now, and I knew I could get it since I've had chickenpox. I guess I didn't think I'd get it on my FACE. People I know who've had it have found it quite debilitating; but I apparently "lucked out" and got a mild case.

Yeah, try telling that to MY FACE.

7 comments:

DesertNomad said...

OWIE! You poor thing! I'm glad that's over.

Buck said...

I am not sure if my favorite part of your blog is the posts or the tags. But it might be the tags. They are hilarious.

Kenna said...

I like the labels K8 "nasty" "oozing" LOL....

darcie said...

oh jiminy crickets...ouch!
sorry peaches!
get well soon!

Virginia Corbett said...

Oh my god, owowowowowow!!! I had it last summer on the side of my torso. No "rash" symptoms, but it was like pins were sticking in me, and I was on fire. Flames! Flames on the side of my body!

Ugh. Hope you feel better now.

aimee said...

ouch...hope your face is feeling better!

Miss K said...

Well, that's not good. #obviousstatement #lamecomment hahahahaha