Brigid writes about being thankful in the midst of a health problem.

Watching the Daisies

http-www-pixteller-com-pdata-t-l-416066April 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.

colourfulfoodnourishes-my-body-mind-and-soulApril 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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About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.


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