Sunday, October 18, 2015
See that shit near my armpit? That wraps around to my back. but there's no one else here to take a back photo but me and Charlie. I tried a few times and gave up. The shit follows neural pathways. If you touch it, it hurts like hell. Wearing clothing is painful.
20 % of shingles sufferers suffer permanent nerve damage from the disease. And it can reappear, in the same or different locations. I was told today that triggers include a low immune system (not that I'm aware of) and stress. Bingo! Stress is coming out of every orifice of my body. If they could convert stress to electricity, I could probably light up a mid-sized town.
I remember asking my physician about the shingles vaccine last year. He didn't seem too enthused. Check out this site: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/shingles/vacc-need-know.htm Even the CDC admits that the shingles vaccine is only about 60% effective.
So, we'll see how this progresses and take it from there. Hopefully I got on the anti-viral soon enough. Whatever, once I'm healthy again, I think I'll get the shingles shot if my insurance covers it. I heard it's expensive. But if there's anything I can do to avoid a repeat of this, I'm going for it.
I hear it can take a long, long time for shingles to heal. I don't know if I have that much time left.