I am hoping to get some sleep tonight because I need to get up early tomorrow and I have not been feeling well for the past couple of days...I am really sorry to say that late this afternoon after feeling feverish for days, an area on my forehead started to itch and then feel like someone was pushing a corkscrew into my brain. I groaned as I recognized the symptoms I have had MANY times in the past...I have Shingles. Hopefully, this will not be a long course of them but they certainly are painful and in precisely the same spot as they have been more than once in the past. Fortunately, they do not look TOO bad...at least not yet. I will try to keep from scratching them during the night and may put some ice on for a while to see if I can reduce the pain. I have been through this so many times and I cannot remember if anything ever worked...I CAN tell you that they run their course and that I have NEVER caught them in time to have an anti-viral medication administered. I never recognize them until they BLOOM.
Hope everyone has a beautiful Friday evening and Happy Chinese New Year!