Down and Out temporarily
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
I am not well at the moment. I have been very sick the past week with a case of shingles. I had them years ago without the horrible panful side effects but this time and although the lesions are minimal, I have been in agony with jolting pain to my head as the nerve path that the shingles are on is along my neck and collar bone. The pain is horrible and I am trying to keep it at a minimum using CBD products. The CBD helps keeping the jolts of pain down to a minimum but it doesn't keep it away completely. Nerve pain is the worst and I implore all those people who have had chicken pox to get yourself a shingles shot. You can only get shingles if you have already had chicken pox.
AS a senior I am faced with this being something easily acquired and they say that 3 times is very rare but I will not take the chances of this ever happening again. Once I am over this I will get the shingles vaccine. I asked for the vaccine a couple years ago and my doctor had none in supply at the time. It got overlooked by me and my doctor so now we both need to be on our toes about getting a supply in the office especially for the seniors who are more susceptible.
Once I am over this, I will have a lot of work to get back to fitness on a regular basis but for now it is rest and healing.
GET YOUR SHINGLES SHOT!