Shingles almost gone

The shingles on my head - getting better

This is what my head looks like now.  The rash is gone.  There’s discoloration there, and the skin is extremely sensitive.  Sometimes it itches, too. I have another appointment to see the eye doctor on Tuesday, and I think it will be the last one for this.

If you’re wondering, the thing sticking out of my ear is from my iPod. This has been the first time I’ve tried to use it since before I had shingles. The virus caused pain even in my ear, which made it hurt to listen to music or even the telephone on that side. I still have headaches on the left side of my head, but they’re not as bad and not as constant as they were even a week ago.

You can see that my hair is growing. I hope to look half way normal by spring.

The picture was taken with PhotoBooth on the Mac, which, for reasons unknown to me, produces a mirror image.  So, when I talk of having shingles on the left side, it’s true.

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  1. idadome

    Glad to hear you’re doing better. Your hair is about the same length as mine — but yours doesn’t have all the grey that I have.

    We’re getting more snow again today. Everything was shut down last Thursday & Friday due to the snow & wind. Took until Saturday for one of my neighbors to help me get plowed out of my place.

    Keep up the good news.


  2. Margaret

    Hey Beth, glad to read that the nasty shingles are gone. The discoloration will fade, as will the headaches. You’re out of the woods, kiddo!
    Margaret :-)
    Florence, Italy


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