I haven't posted for about 10 months. Last I was moving back to our home after working away for three years. The move went well, we had almost 5 months at home, and being winter we got a lot of work done on inside of our house. It was fun and aside from the odd day on the couch it all went well. In March we went back to work. I volunteered to help out with office work where needed and within a few weeks I had helped myself into a very busy full time job managing two offices. It is very stressful, but I have made a difference and I am proud of what I have accomplished. After sitting on the side for three years I was afraid that My brain had gone to moosh but with a little exercise it has perked right up. I admit that there has been the odd Wednesday off where I took a rest day, but mostly I have worked. This past weekend our daughter got married, they are adults with children and planned and did 90% of the work themselves. We live about 500 klm away so left on Wednesday to help with the heavy work (well my husband helped with heavy work), they put up a huge tent in the back yard that covered the whole lawn, built a dance floor in yard, built a long table and a beautiful bar. The dance floor was new wood but the table and bar were built from wood they had got from the groom's great grandparents old farm house. It is going to be torn down this year so they wanted to have part of it in the celebration. The tent was so that I could go anywhere outside without having to worry about the sun, it worked great. My daughter believes that everything, even old wood, has a connection to us - there were lots of plants and flowers, rocks and crystals, running water (a fountain pond), it was all very beautiful and the outdoor service was beautiful too. My contribution to the preparations was cooking and cleaning for 12 people the three days before wedding.
So other than sharing with you a very nice weekend and catching up with some of my old friends on here, what is my purpose??
I had noticed that a few glands in my neck were a little swollen before we got there, and was feeling a little ragged while there but it was to be expected with everything going on, right? Sunday morning I got up with my face all swollen up, hardly able to open eyes. Company was coming to say goodby and I was hiding in my room because I looked so awful. The side of my head was on fire and my neck very sore. So my husband packed us up and we headed here to our real home for a week off. Monday I went to emerg (my doc was not in office) because of course I knew what was wrong but needed meds. Turned out my Doc was emerg doc for day, so worked out well. So I have shingles on the side of my head around my ear and partial down neck to back, my glands are swollen and sore, my face even after three days on prednisone is a wreck - eyes still swollen, butterfly dry hot and burning. Wait . . . . I am not finished. Yesterday I decided that I should wash the bathrooms down - that is not a hard job, I could do that. Was pouring some bleach into a bucket and it splashed up and went straight into my eye 😜 I immediately started washing it and with my husbands help kept rinsing for 25 mins. Waited about an hour then went to eye doc who saw me right away and said that I had burnt my cornea, if it gets better it will take about a week, if not well then I don't know what. What am typing is quite blurry for me so I sure hope it gets better. I don't think I will be able to work like this.
So, how was your week? My question now is has anyone had flare and shingles at same time, is flare a result of shingles, are shingles secondary, will my eye ever get better, is there really a Santa Clause? Sorry couldn't resist!
Take care all,