Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The shingles diaries

Well I'm pretty miserable. I had to call in sick today. I'm so uncomfortable it's hard for me to concentrate. I'm also on enough antihistamine to drug me to sleep most of the day. It does help with the itching. I just want to get better. I also want to wear pants again. My boss was really nice and called me today to tell me to take care of myself and if I have to take more time off to get better that I should do that. I feel guilty whenever I call in sick but pushing myself is not going to help me get better.

I should be flying to Vegas for Bloggers in Sin City but I couldn't afford it this year (due to a very large vet bill). I guess this is sort of for the best because going to Vegas with shingles would not be fun. I can't imagine the plane ride. I'm still upset about it. I probably won't check twitter until Monday because I'll cry. I have to go next year. I'll sell a kidney if I have to! I just have to think about how uncomfortable being in Vegas with shingles would be.

I have to be honest. I get really jealous when I see people I know going on all of these trips. I want to be that person. I want to be able to pay the vet bills and go to Vegas. I hope that one day I can do that. For now I'm just trying to pay off my credit cards and not scratch my butt. One step at a time.


  1. Poor girl, I can't even imagine. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. You'll be able to go next year! And you'll have a much better time because you'll be shingle free. Feel better.

  3. thanks guys. I hope this thing goes away soon. I'm trying real hard not to scratch Shelly but gah I want to soooo bad!