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Change in plans

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

I decided today to suspend my volunteer work at PAWS - for a while, anyway.

Last August, I got shingles in my left eye. It was treated briefly and cleared up. Soon after, though, in late September, the shingles returned. I saw a specialist, and was given a stronger treatment. Again the eye was cleared.

Now, shingles is back in that eye again. This is my third treatment for it, and the doctor is telling me that once it clears again, i may have to remain on a long term low dose of medication to prevent it from reoccurring. (He has other patients who are currently on this regimen.)

My feeling is that perhaps my immune system is compromised if I am continually dealing with re occurrences of shingles. And if that is the case, it might not be a good idea for me to be cleaning litter boxes and mingling with cats from all walks of life right now.

So, we'll see how it goes. I will miss the kitties.

Good news: Gomez was adopted! He is now at a new home! I will miss him too.

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