Brigid writes about being thankful in the midst of a health problem.
April 12 I have an aching in the right side of my abdomen today. After my usual bedtime bath, I notice a rash of red spots on my tummy and my right side. It stings a little.
I am thankful that somewhere in my consciousness, I recognise the rash as the first signs of shingles or herpes varicella – zoster virus – the same virus that causes chickenpox.
April 13 I am incredibly thankful that I have managed to get an appointment with my doctor before the Easter weekend, and I begin a course of antiviral medication. I stock up on immune enhancing foodstuffs for the week ahead.
April 14 -16 The pain has increased considerably, and I now have a very bright red rash and blisters stretching from my belly button, around the right side of my ribs to the middle of my back. I also have a fever…
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