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Shingles -So Icky to have on one's face

Sunday, March 31, 2013

For the last week and a half, my body had an outbreak of shingles,
located on my head and upper face.

Now you ladies know when something blotches up our face and hurts, tingles, burns etc we are not having a good time.

Since I am scabbed over, I went to usual Sunday church things, and the 7am service held in the local graveyard for Resurrection Sunday.

Tomorrow I meet with ladies for our weekly Beth Moore study, and I think I will leave off the bandaids and just be ugly and real.

I also have a cold and a very bad sinus infection, so I admit this last week must have been my 'get it all over with at once' time. Having my left cheek swell up every morning just added to my look, too.

So still in pain, yet healing.
All in due time.

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    Hi Karen!

    I hope that the medication is helping and that you are healing up well. Shingles is one of the more painful things that I have had in my life, and I only had them in the nerves that run down my right arm and right side of my neck-- but it was paralyzing, so I can't imagine how painful it was on the face.

    Please let us know how you are doing, and how the countryside is springing up!
    1868 days ago
  • MARIANNE9855
    so sorry I know they can be awful- my parents both had them and when my sons were preschoolers my husband had them.
    Because it took so long to diagnose him correctly- he spread the virus to the boys and they got chicken pox.

    I want to get the shot too after seeing everyone else struggle with them but not sure when it is the right age.

    I hope you feel much better soon!! emoticon
    1875 days ago
    Shingles are bad enough without having them on your face. Hopefully they will leave soon.
    1875 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    Get better soon!
    1875 days ago
    Bless your heart. Keep sparkin'!! Heal fast!
    1876 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon that's horrible!!!! So sorry you have suffered so emoticon
    1876 days ago
    Oh MY! I'm so sorry you have the shingles, and a cold, and a sinus infection, and wow! At least you are getting rid of them all at one time. But I have to admit, excuse me for laughing, but I can just picture this. I got my shingle shot last month. I hope I don't have them, at least not on my face. I hate to look in the mirror anyway.
    I hope you feel better soon!

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    1876 days ago
    So sorry! I hope you recover soon. I had an outbreak at the injection site when I got the shingle shot -- I can't IMAGINE having it all over my body.
    1876 days ago
    So sorry. I hear shingles are painful. Hope you are better soon.
    1876 days ago
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