Monday, May 7, 2007
If you tingle, it means shingles
Ow! I've got shingles! No, not the things that cover your roof. Shingles is a painful medical condition caused by the same
virus that causes chicken pox. The virus lies dormant in your nervous system until an event such as stress triggers it. Although
I cannot lay all of the blame on the stress of flood recovery, I'm sure it was a factor in the outbreak. I wonder how many
others have suffered stress-related illnesses or personal difficulties as a result of the flood and its aftermath? I can't
think about it -- painkillers have dulled my already fuzzy mind. Lucky for you, I decided not to post a photo of shingles!