I’ve been diagnosed with Shingles. Fun stuff.
For those not in the know, shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. For some reason, the virus will “flare up” again later on in life for some who have previously had chicken pox, in a more painful form. Shingles causes raised welts.
This comes after a recent sinus infection (I get them frequently), the latest in a seemingly long list of illnesses/conditions over the last 5 years or so. The list has included melanoma (skin cancer), pneumonia, gallstones, strep, staph infection, and polycystic ovarian syndrome, among other things. Oh, and high blood pressure (gee, I wonder why?).
I was going to insert a joke here about calling me Job, but I have much to be thankful for, so I’m not! My family is healthy and I am pretty healthy otherwise.
I am actually concerned about my apparently weak immune system. It seems like a lot of my frequent symptoms point towards lupus, but I’m not a doctor so I’m not going to diagnose myself. I guess I should go get tested for it.
Well, please say a prayer for me. I guess I could use it.
In lighter news, I saw a large thing on our wall today which turned out to be a LIZARD! Jay chased him around and caught him while I ran away and stood on the couch like a girl. After Jay caught the thing, he acted like he was going to throw it on me. I told him that was grounds for divorce!