So on Sunday morning I talked to the oncologist and he concurred with my diagnosis and called in antiviral med and an antibiotic. Wait- I mean HORSE PILLS! These are the biggest pills I've ever had to take! But hopefully they will do the trick!
At first, I didn't think it was all that bad. Not tooo painful or itchy like a lot of people describe. Well, apparently if you give it a minute, that changes! The pain, while not constant, is more intense when there. It's mostly on the side of my head in the temporal area.
The itching is a bit more severe too. But again, not constant. I've been so good about not scratching so the blisters don't open. But let me tell you- this is one UGLY ailment! I have them on my neck, my chin, the back of my bald head, my ear, and my upper arm.
It's funny, the right side of my throat hurts a bit too.
I will see the doctor on Wednesday, at which time I'm sure he'll just say, "yep- it's shingles. Keep taking your meds!"
I must admit, I was a little depressed last night. I had this vision of starting to feel better and better with each new day following that last chemo session a week ago. And now here I am, hurting and feeling crappier!
Ok, pity party over! I know... the words a wonderful woman used to tell me all the time (my mommy!)...
THIS TOO SHALL PASS!!!
I just ask you to please keep me in your prayers, good thoughts or whatever... And I'll be more than happy to do the same for you! Thanks.