Have had shingles for 8 days, started on Valacyclovir just yesterday. Until this misery, I have been very active and had no infections for more than 7 years. I have slightly enlarged spleen and lymph nodes at stage 1. When I when for a colonoscopy, the Dr. examining me said my liver was enlarged (had not been in Feb of this year with I had a scan). So now i have had another scan, results not yet back. I know that the norm is three weeks or so for this to run its course, with the potential for weeks longer and then the lingering neuralgia. I do have a Cll specialist at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis scheduled to see her next month but have good communication with her. I don't have specific questions but welcome questions/comments.