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Advice from My Sick Bed

No, don’t worry it’s not Covid. I got my two shots. I found out this week that I have a case of shingles. I am trying to do this update with the dictation feature on my iPad.

From what I can tell I have a fairly mild case but it is painful. My advice to anyone that is 60 years or older is that you should have the shingles vaccine. I had chickenpox as a child and getting the vaccine was on my list but fell to the bottom after a year of postponing so much medical care.

The saddest part of this for me is that I had made the decision to take the short 45 minute flight to Florida to see my daughter and her wife and my three-year-old granddaughter. Unfortunately I had to cancel because while I was OK to travel my granddaughter had not yet been fully vaccinated for chickenpox which she could contract from me. The last thing in the world I would ever do is put anyone of my children or grandchildren or anyone that I care for at risk.

Today I am thankful for a kind and loving husband who is picking up the slack. He has taken great care of me. I did manage to go out and take some pictures today just to lift my spirits. Nature always provides.

If you haven’t gotten your Covid vaccine, rethink it and get in line there’s an abundance of supply now. And if you’re like me and in the senior crowd get the shingles vaccine. It only takes one time to have this to know you never want to experience that pain again.

In the interim I’m OK. I’m on medication and I’m able to just spend my time resting. Each day gets a little better. In 10 days my husband leaves to go to a timber frame building workshop in Kentucky. I know he’s going to have a great time and I will just lay around if necessary and relax while he’s gone.

Don’t be like Maggie. If you’re over 60 go get a shingles vaccine post haste.

(Today is my dad‘s birthday. Normally I would write a post about him and I will do that when I’m feeling better. Happy birthday dad.)