Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Oh Man, Not Again

I have shingles. Again. Caught them early so they aren't awful. But jeez, enough already. My doctor said that even after successful treatment, people who have had Hodgkins always show some evidence that their immune systems are not quite as effective as average.

I was expecting Yoga to save me from this.


Blogger Beth Adele Long said...

Sympathy! Hugs!

That sucks. How long is the expected treatment/recovery?

May 16, 2007 9:13 PM  
Blogger David Moles said...

More yoga!

May 17, 2007 4:53 AM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Beth, I don't know, but it's not really that bad. I have a slight, kind of weird headache. It's just, well, it wasn't supposed to happen again, you know? It's the affrontery.

David, I am doing sun salutations as I type this.

May 17, 2007 9:59 AM  
Blogger dubjay said...

Oh crap. That can't be fun.

Enough with the sun salutes, take some =drugs!=

May 17, 2007 5:32 PM  
Blogger mary grimm said...

Isn't there supposed to be a vaccination for shingles? But maybe it's not out yet. I wonder if it works for the future if you've had it already.

May 18, 2007 11:16 AM  
Blogger Greg van Eekhout said...

I've heard tai chi helps with shingles, and since yoga also involves a lot of slow movement and breathing and uncomfortable positions and sweat, I bet it'll help too.

May 18, 2007 9:15 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Lucette, the vaccine only works if you haven't had them, alas.

Drugs are working really well, I'm glad to say. Caught it very early, drugs have hit it hard, all good stuff.

May 19, 2007 9:49 AM  
Blogger Christopher Barzak said...

Feel better soon!

May 19, 2007 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you recover from them quickly, Maureen.

May 20, 2007 1:13 PM  

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