Monday, May 10, 2010
Mothers Day, Shingles & Presents
Unfortunately I couldn't be with my mom yesterday because she lives in Utah, but I had a great day. It started out with my cards & presents. My hubby got me a new phone-Envy3 (my old one was broken & randomly turned off throughout the day...annoying), I also got two massage certificates from the kids-Woo Hoo.
This definitely will come in handy since my new diagnosis of Shingles last week (ya, had no idea what it even was!) Leave it to me to get some random old person thing (it comes from the chicken pox virus & can flare up when your immune system is down or you are stressed, usually after the age of 60!). Weird cuz I didn't think I was stressed, but maybe my lack of sleep (4 hrs a night) is wearing me down.
More about that later.
Anyways, next we went to church in the morning & my oldest son Josh surprised me & met me there, (it made me cry!) Then we headed out to my mother in laws for lunch/dinner. My sister in laws surprised me with a gorgeous necklace and Jullien emailed me an AMAZING poem that he wrote for me. I'm so blessed to have such an incredible family!
Now to finish this post about the shingles thing. I had a severe headache last weekend for two days, followed by crazy itching on my upper chest. There was a deep red circle with little blisters. I had no clue what it was so I popped them thinking it would stop the itching. The next day (still itching like crazy) I went to work & showed my boss (also my good friend).
She said, "Ummm that looks like shingles, my ex husband had it."
I made a quick call to the Dr. & they got me right in. Sure enough...she was right. They gave me some ointment & medicine to help the symptoms stay mild.
Yesterday I woke up with another small itchy cluster on my shoulder! It also sends some sharp shooting pains down through the muscles (like I said it's a virus from chickenpox, that travels through your nerves.) I've been pretty lucky though, other than the itching, I've only had a little bit of pain.
Keeping my fingers crossed that the rashes stop (they can scar).
But even shingles couldn't ruin my day!