Well dear readers, I just visited my GP.
Thankfully there were no issues in the blood work, so it was either a virus that knocked me for six, or shingles in a few days. Numbness has turned into pain which is to be expected, but no telltale rash as yet.
I rested in bed all day and night yesterday, sleeping for well over 18 hours. Looks like my body was telling me to slow down. Candle burning at both ends will have to cease, and my after hours activities will need to go on the back burner for a week until I am fully rested.
Also, I would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt well wishes and overwhelming support over the last two days. It really helped me fret less.
Anyway, I am on the train now, inching to slowly towards work. I promise you that I will be taking it easy.
Rock on the Easter break for a relaxing long weekend. Some nice easy work in the veggie patch will be good, grounding medicine.
Yours in greening,
Glad to hear things are okay. Happy Easter to you!
Enjoy the break, Gav – Happy Easter to you all. Take it easy. 🙂
good news, Happy Easter to you and enjoy the gardening – the best medicine as far as I am concerned.
Glad to hear the tests were good. A shingles rash can be anywhere, the face, the arm, the trunk. If you see a blister, go directly in for the anti-virals, and it will be a short illness.
Try to relax over the Easter holiday too, that never hurts 🙂
Poor love – not comfortable. If it does turn out to be shingles, take the anti-virals for sure, and the lingering pain or itch or prickling (different for everyone) can be best managed with Zovirax cream (which has the grace to be capsaicin, i.e. chilli-based, but also really works at a clinical level for neuropathic pain or itch).
I have been so worried
glad to hear the news about your heart
and no stroke either
soooooo sorry about the shingles
have a great Easter at home with family
Gavin Webber says
I was more worried than I let on. Thankfully, nothing has happened so far.
Love Gav xox
should you be traveling on public transport and be at work if there is a chance of you being contagious ?
Gavin Webber says
It is contagious if you have not previously had chicken pox. However, it is not spread by airborne, and if I do get any rash or sores, that is the time that it is contagious, if and only if someone touches these sores who has not had the chicken pox vaccine.
I am very careful who I let touch me (as we all are) 🙂
So pleased that the news is good.
Have a very enjoyable Easter
Cat J B says
Pleased to hear the good news, now do take it easy over Easter! I plan to do the same myself 🙂
Lynda D says
Glad that you can now relax over Easter. Imagine not getting results and wondering what if all weekend. Kim (and you) must have been very worried. Dont eat too many easter eggs – Cheers.
A much happier Easter than anticipated — excellent!
I am so glad to hear it’s nothing serious. I hope the rest helps and that you’re back on your feet by the end of the break or sooner.
P.S. I just made a batch of that wonderful raw and organic “healthy” chocolate again. Shall I bring you some? 😉
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Glad to hear the good news. Rest is as important as good food, you know.
Glad you are ok – rest up 🙂
Bloody hell Gareth! but thank goodness you’re ok. Have a lovely restful Easter and hope you’re back to good health soon. Take care 🙂
gosh, I hope you are feeling better. I have had chicken pox and shingles. the shingles hurt like hell. I have a small area that is still marked, where it was.
get well soon and take it easy.
Kathy Partridge says
So glad it’s “only” shingles. Still, they can be pretty uncomfortable. Glad you’re taking it easy. Have a great holiday weekend.
Great news, Gavin.When are you having a holiday from everything? Stress can lower the immune system – even a little stress over a long period. I have found that keeping track of the unfolding economic, climate and energy crisis can be stressful in a ‘slow cook’ kind of way. Sometimes it’s good to just have a break from it all.
Marijke VanderVlist says
Hope you feel better soon, look after yourself.
Yay for good blood results 🙂 Good luck with the next week or so, rest up and mend well.
I have only just caught up with this. Sending best wishes your way Gavin. Take it easy.