Not posting much OR working on many projects.
The reason is that I thought I had a bad cold or~sOMething. AnD, besides a low grade fever, I was getting these weird waves of nausea and dizziness. ~Pro~bab~ly nOt a good idea to run any saws, so I cleaned and organized and sewed instead.
Really early lAst Wednesday morning, I was awakened by a severe pain at the very back-bottom of my head. A bIG lump. A sis-in-law wondered if I might have gotten a spider bite while sleeping–? Hmmm-o-Kaaay-?
By Thursday it was getting biGGer and spreading upward aNd towards the back of my ear. But I thought the “spider bite” suggestion sounded reasonable, and I didn’t want to hit the panic button.
Thursday night/Friday morning—I was awakened mAny times to a searing-hot pain, AnD mOre bumps/lumps, all over the right side of my head. I called the doctor’s office, but they couldn’t get me in until this morning.
I admit I was scared and worried–but I didn’t think “the sky was falling!” enough to run to the ER. I’m sure you can understand it’s been a lOng number of days. And I didn’t want to reveal much to family, because, frankly–I didn’t want some speculation taking me down any bad paths. The UNknown and mY crAzy imagination was acting enough like “mapquest” without any extra help, if you know what I mean.
The doctor says I’m in all the early phases of -SHINGLES-.
But I don’t have the rash~yet. Oh. joy.
You can get this on your hEAd??
I’ve only ever heard of people getting it on their bACk.
Obviously~I’m going to be plenty busy reading up on this. But, pLEAse~
if any of you has any info to share,
it would be great to know what to expect so I don’t freak out over any more “symptoms!”
My HeaD hURts~but not like a headache. Even my hair hurts. But at least now I can -cAUtiously- get back to my power tools. I’ve got big projects to do!
And just to explain this~ If you were to put your right thumb in your right ear, and pivot your hand from the bottom of your head up to the crown of your head—thAt’s where it is. It’s messin’ with my ear and even my neck, but now I have an explanation for the dizziness and nausea too.