Visit My Other Web Page:

Monday, June 17, 2013

June 17, 2013 Monday Afternoon

Saturday night we made hamburgers and beans for supper.  Spent the night watching the past weeks Falling Sky's episodes and then went to bed around 9 PM, head pounding.

Sunday morning we got up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Spent the morning reading the newspaper as my eye watered.  Not easy to read with your eye watering.  Made eggs, bacon and toast for breakfast since I didn't think it fair to leave the house to go out to eat and ruin everyone else breakfast by the look of my face.    Was happy after breakfast I finally pooped.  Had not pooped for 8 days, since the pain and pain pills started.  Even though I had not ate much in the past week, a person needs to go before the eighth day.  Was not as painful as I was thinking it was going to be and was just happy to have this problem crossed off my list of problems.  It was very nice outside, sunny and in the 70s.   Decided not to go to my parents house for Father's Day since the head hurts so much, the face looks so horrible, and people talking to me is like knives being tossed at my face, the pain is so bad.   Around 1 PM we decided to load up the scooter and check out a car show on the south side of town.  Was glad we brought the scooter since it turned out to be a bigger car show than I thought and walking around the whole thing would not have been an option.  Was happy to be on my scooter with my big floppy hat and huge sun glasses so no one could see me or recognize me if we ran into anyone we knew.  Stopped off at Sonic for some late lunch and then came home.  Was exhausted by the time we got home.  I am amazed at how draining physically this Shingles thing is also.  Spent Sunday night watching the movie OZ The Great And Powerfull and went to bed around 9 PM.  The movie was good enough.  I was happy we watched it.  Tony slept through most of it.  Took another round of pain pills and went to sleep around 10 PM.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work.  Here is what my face looks like today.  The picture does not show the pulsing pain in my head.

The swelling under my eye has me worried.  I did make a doctor appointment for Wednesday with my regular doctor so she can check me out and see if I am healing as I should or something more needs to be done.  I counted today and I have taken 22 pain pills since Thursday.   Of course in the beginning they were every hour and now I can at least wait four hours until the next round of thunder in the brain and pounding begins.  Any loud noise or fast movement is horribly painful.  It is like my brain moves in my head and hurts, if that makes sense.   Took another pain pill at 11 AM and then at 11:30 AM I decided to take my scooter three blocks down the street to Pick N Save.  Today has been the first day since I bought the damn thing that I even considered going with it to the grocery store.   Made it to the grocery store and back with minimal problems.  I did forget my coin change in the change machine, which I remembered halve way home.  Looked at the receipt to see it would have been 54 cents.  Oh well, I can get over that.  Made the next customers day I am sure when they got their change from paying.  Feeling itchy and tired of the head pounding pain.  Bought some ribs for supper tonight already baked and just need heating.  Will make some salads and a side to go with the ribs.   Will most likely spend the night watching a movie, not going out anywhere and subjecting them to my ugly mug.  Felt sorry for the Pick N Save clerk having to look at my scabby face.  I do have to take Vito tomorrow for a vet appointment.  Depending on my head pain, I might have to have Tony help.  Even bending over just makes the head THROB.


  1. Get as much rest as you need.. Don't push yourself. Your face is looking better. Also, DONT WORRY about what people will think when you go out in public. The one thing that will speed your healing is REST.

    Feel better.

  2. ya cool it. you dont have to be running around.