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The 411 on Shingles
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Viral ESP

The 411 on Shingles

If you think you’re too young to get shingles—think again.  When I took my son to our doctor about a lingering cough, I thought since I was there I’d asked her about seven red weird welts on my hip. I thought they could be spider bites. (Thank you to my brother for putting that horrific thought into my head.) I also wondered if I could be allergic to my new jeans — specifically the dark wash that was dying my skin blue. My husband helpfully suggested the hives could be from “tight pants and all the rubbing.” He paid handsomely for that comment.  I assumed that when I lifted my shirt to expose the rash on my lateral muffin-top the doctor would say, “That? Oh it’s nothing. Just dry skin. Be on your way you adorable little hypochondriac.”  Imagine my surprise when she told me I had SHINGLES! “Are you kidding me?” I gasped. “What am I, eighty?!” Turns out my indignation was misplaced. Apparently the shingles virus is not elderly exclusive. Upon announcing my affliction on Facebook, as one does, I was surprised to learn many of my young-ish peers have also suffered from this painful ailment. One friend told me when she experienced shingles in[…]

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Viral ESP

Shingles…bad My daughter can detect a looming medical appointment and has the uncanny ability to manifest a wide array of viruses to thwart any procedure. “Viral ESP“ is what I’m calling it… Due to extreme feeding issues as an infant, a G-Tube was recommended. The day before the surgery, our girl had an allergic reaction of some kind and the procedure was rescheduled. She was in perfect health until the next scheduled date, when she came down with a chest infection. The procedure was rescheduled once again. The next date? Flu. By the fourth attempt, Avery had started eating on her own. Not a lot, but enough to cancel the G-Tube surgery permanently. Four years later, no G-Tube and Avery has found a respectable niche of her own on the growth curve.  The next procedure was an ECG and 24-hour Holter Monitor. We missed the appointment because Avery contracted Scarlet Fever. Excuse me? Are we living in pioneer times?  Who, with the exception of Laura Ingalls Wilder, gets Scarlet Fever?? Pringles…good  A few months later, Ear Tube insertion surgery was postponed due to a cold. Unimaginative, but effective none-the-less. Recently, Avery was slotted for a sedated EEG. We rescheduled due[…]

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