Life is ever changing. Just when you think you have things under control, and are making progress to improve your life, life throws you a new curve ball.
Last Wednesday morning a sharp pain hit me as I got up, and noticed a large raised area on my lower back with about one hundred dots. It seemed like an odd rash.
By Friday morning, this ‘rash’ had spread around my waist, stomach and left leg. When I showed my doctor, who was off that afternoon, she said, “You have Shingles.”
“No!” I yelped like a young child. One of my good friends has outbreaks of Shingles during times of stress, so I knew this would not be a one time event. I also wondered if I caught this from her when we spent time together last week. But no, she didn’t have a current outbreak.
So, my friends, if you’ve had chicken pox as a child, you may want to receive the vaccination. Trust me when I say (write) that this is PAINFUL. At least my spots are healing though, so that’s something I am grateful for.
These curve balls that life throws at me have made me stronger, and I’m ready for the next one. At least I hope I am. 🙂 Are you ready for whatever life throws your way?