Probably making a fuss over nothing but I'm feeling a tiny bit sorry for myself. 17 weeks pregnant and just told the whole world, only to look down at my tum yesterday and notice some red dots, and realised that I'm getting shingles.
A trip to the doctor and before I know it I'm on anti-viral medication, so bang goes my idea of not taking anything whilst pregnant. According to the internet and the doctors it's more of a risk to me and the baby not to take them than not to.
Been signed off work for at least a week (every cloud...), but now I can't go to my friend's wedding in Edinburgh at the weekend so I feel rotten for letting her down at the last minute (and several hundred quid lighter with no benefit as my tickets are non refundable). It's also really contagious so I probably won't be able to go to the midwife's appt either.
Now I've got a nerve wracking month before my next scan to see if there's any negative impact on the baby. My partner's pretty hard line about termination if there's anything wrong, so it's going to be a nail biting wait.
Really sorry to whinge, particularly as I see so many people having a much harder time of it than I am, apparently feeling massively sorry for yourself is a side effect of shingles though so hopefully you will all grant me a pass just this once!