Friday, June 4, 2010


So, never mind about the triathlon. Luckily, I can get a medical rollover to participate in next year's event. Shouldn't be too hard to get a letter from my doctor, seeing as he admitted me to the hospital a week ago when my eye swelled shut. I stayed for about 24 hours on an IV with antiviral medication. I have shingles on my forehead, but they are now healing, and I'm not blind in that eye. Yep, that about covers what's been going on around here. Whee.

A fact you might know. Shingles come from chicken pox virus that sit on your nerves for a few decades and then flare up. You can't catch shingles, but you can catch chicken pox from someone with shingles.

A fact you probably don't know. If they shingles rash spreads to the tip of your nose, it's probably in your optic nerve.


Hilts said...

caught my shingles in Brussels, and spent a weak week in Paris sweating and scratching .. horrible...

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhh! I hope you are on the mend! Let me know if you need anything!


Shea's Mom said...

Big fat bummer. Sorry about that, Bluestem. Get better. :-(