Monday, October 20, 2014

S Word That Suck

SHINGLES, yep, that is an S word that sucks as does the STRESS that causes the Shingles. If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw I was diagnosed with Shingles on Thursday. I have been feeling sick for over 2 weeks with a stomach ache and all around exhaustion. I thought that I was j. I was just fighting off some sort of virus. I also thought I was run down. My doctor told me I have too much physical and emotion stress in my life to cause the virus. I would have to agree because I feel physically exhausted often. Jack doesn't sleep and I take almost all of the night shifts in our house. Working a full time job and staying up almost all night has taken a toll on me. I'm also feeling emotionally stressed too. I've complained about the stress of my job before and it hasn't gotten better. Stuff at home isn't great either. Our marriage is sometimes really hard work and it has been exhausting fighting for it to work along with everything else.

It's been a tough few days because I'm fighting off this virus and my ear, neck, shoulder and arm are covered in a painful rash. It's even in my throat and inside of my ear making me really dizzy too. For the first few days I was unable to go near Jack and he still can't go anywhere near my rash. It's been nearly impossible so I have just been wearing over sized hoodies with the hood up kinda like the Unabomber. I'm also on chicken pox watch on Jack too because I could have infected him before I knew I was even sick. I haven't been able to breastfeed him at all either. I've been pumping which upsets him causing a whiney little man. In addition to all the pain from the rashes I'm really exhausted.  Why can't I just lose weight like most people when they are stressed? Nope, not me I get a painful viral infection.

I'm having a little pity party for myself but I'm hoping to feel better soon so I can catch up on all the fun fall activities that I'm excited to spend with Jack.


holli said...

Oh that does suck! My mom had shingles last year and she said it was very uncomfortable. I cant imagine adding a full time job and a baby to the equation. Hope you see some relief soon and can get some help around the house.

Jen said...

:( I'm so sorry friend!!!

Amy DeVito said...

I'm so sorry you are feeling so awful and in so much pain.

I hope you feel better soon. *hugs*

Amy @

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