This week, I was on house arrest. I had Herpes Zoster a.k.a. Shingles. It’s not pretty. In fact, it is nasty. It’s ugly and painful, and uncomfortable. Did I mention it was painful? So I went to see the doctor on Monday and confirmed that I had shingles. I suspected so since Friday. The rashes appeared before that, but I had no idea what they were, and didn’t think it was serious enough to get medical attention until it became unbearably painful. So I am thankful to finally get a diagnosis. In fact, the shingles may be causing my persistent abdominal pain. So I felt relieved knowing that. Thank God for modern science and the myriads of medicine that was prescribed to help my body combat the disease. By the time Friday rolled in, I’m feeling much better. Still have a bit of discomfort, but I’m feeling my body recovering.

So, for the whole week, I did nothing but rest at home. I had a few telecons and report writing in between – which is great because I was bored – but other than that, not much happened for the week.

Just the same, I am thankful. I am thankful that it was not worse. I am thankful for the pain meds, the soothing ointments and my medicine allowance because the anti-viral meds are expensive! Ouch!

I didn’t take photos so just sharing this one from Baguio last week, one of my favorite shots in that trip.

One of my favorite shots during our Baguio trip

Happy weekend!

Written by Alby Laran

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply