Last Sunday, I woke up with two spider bites above my eye. I took some Benedryl thinking it would relieve the swelling.
Monday morning I woke up with the spider bites swelling a little more; sent the hubby to town to get a fresh bottle of benedryl, as mine was due to expire. In my mind I thought perhaps the pills I was taking were loosing their potency.
Tuesday morning I woke up to more spider bites and my lymph nodes swollen and tender to the touch.
I can't have this I thought; I have an upcoming knee replacement surgery, and have to be infection free.
Luckily, I got in to see the doctor, who informed me my spider bites were not spider bites, but shingles.
Oh dear, I procrastinated too long about getting the shingles vaccination!!!
The doc did say that because I didn't procrastinate and came in early, the virus was caught in time. The pills he was prescribing for me would make my recovery speedier.
He did send me to the eye clinic, because shingles of the eye can cause blindness. And was concerned that it may effect the implant I had due to cataracts. There I was given a salve to put in my eye.
Its a week later; my shingles symptoms are clearing up nicely.
Luckily I did not experience the pain, and itching most folks have with shingles.
|"You should see the other guy!!"|
And that's the way it is.........................