I apologize for not posting much. I’ve been sick for nearly three months.
I had shingles. Yes, you heard it right. I had shingles, although I’m too young for it. It’s a disease commonly happens in elders. One can’t even get a vaccine until 60. Well, my dad had it, and my sister had it in her early fortieth. I guess it runs in the family.
It is one of the most painful things I’ve ever experienced. The virus travels down nerve fibers. It’s like someone was stabbing me constantly. The doctor prescribed narcotics, but I had to call him to ask something stronger. He was very nice and prescribed a higher dosage without charging me extra, but he asked to exchange the pills I’d already had. He was worried that I would be hooked on the painkiller.
I don’t understand anyone who is addicted to the drug. It made me lightheaded and nausea. The doctor didn’t have to worry about me. I stopped it as soon as the pain was manageable. I’m grateful it is over. A friend of mine had the pain for two years!
So I had a good excuse for not posting. 🙂 I’ve started hiking again, but I didn’t want to bore you with those beautiful red rocks in Sedona that I posted countless times.
Stay tuned, though. I’m going to Argentina and Chile in February and March. I’ll be on my own. Without speaking the language, it’ll be an adventure. I sure will post lots of pictures.
Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, my friends!