Shingles…They Suck

This morning, I got up around 6:45am. I got a shower, and finished getting packed to go to my parents. I was not looking forward to going to the gyno. It is never a good time. When I arrived to the gyno, It took so long to be seen. I had an 8am appointment it was almost 8:30am, when the doctor came in to the room.
Before she examined me, she asked me my pain level. I said, “9.” She said, if it is a 9 how are you sitting up? I said, “Because this position is comfortable for me. It hurts when I lay on my right side, but not my left, and not when I am on my back. She said, “Okay.” I said, “I think I might be ovulating, but I cant be because, I have a week until my cycle.” She said, “Well you are here, for me to tell you what it is wrong. I am the doctor. Lay back for me, and we are going to keep these muscles relaxed, so legs straight.” she helped me take my feet out of the stirrups and I straightened out my legs flat.
When she lifted up the thin sheet that was covering me, she saw the red rashes on only the right side of my groin. She was like wow, look at the rashes and they are only on the one side. She started to gently press her fingers in the surrounding areas, and it was so painful. She said, “I am so sorry. I know you are in a lot of pain. You have shingles.” I said, “really?” she said, “Yes, do you have rashes all the way down?” I said, “I don’t think so.” she examined the other side of me, and under my legs. Then she covered me back up, then she said, “We are going to get you better. I am going to send some scripts to the pharmacy for you.” She helped me up and then she said, “If you want to go to work, you can go to work, or I can write you an excuse to stay home.” I said, “No I need to go to work, should I go to work?” She said, “Well doctors go to work every day, even if we have an IV in our back.” I said, “Okay, I will go to work.” She helped me sit up, and when she left the room, I got dressed and called my mom.
When my mom heard the news, she started to cry. She said, I feel so bad for you. I am so sorry. I wish I could be there for you. When I left the doctors, I got in my car and called Drew. He was shocked at the news as well. I drove to Starbucks and got a PSL. I needed it. I called Nancy, when I was driving to to Crafton, she felt so bad for me. She asked, if i still wanted to come in, and I said, “Yes. I am on my way.”
When I parked my car and got on the g2 into town. It hurt so bad to walk. I was fighting back tears, but pain is a sign that I am human, right? When I got on the 61 to Oakland, it took forever to get to Pitt. I should have stayed home, but I didn’t want to miss work. I was hoping for a relaxing day. I got most things that I needed to get done, yesterday.
When I arrived in Oakland, I got off the bus and walked into my building. I said, hi to Nancy. She told me that I need to not stress myself out, that shingles can spread if I don’t get them under control. I don’t want them to spread, this sucks. I then went into my office. I chatted with the work study for bit. I was hoping for no tasks today.

Presently, I am trying to make it through. I have cancelled our plans for the weekend, and I am just going to chill. I need to get through this. The pain sucks. I can’t wait to start the medicine this evening. I can’t wait to see my dogs. I am hoping 4:30pm comes around quickly

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