Friday, October 16, 2009

Re-Post.

For those of you wondering what happened to my last post, I deleted it. After reading it, it sounded like I was just complaining a lot and I did'nt want that. So Ill make the long story short of my last week...
I started getting a rash on my underarm that we thought could be ringworm due to the many visits I have been paying to the pound. We went into the doctor and she diagnosed me with, ringworm. Gave me a prescription and I thought all would be fine. The next 5 days the rash developed to the right side of my back, front and down my arm. Not to mention I was in the most pain I think I have ever been in. I ended up sleeping 3 hours in a total of 3 days because of the pain. Jealous? And my body was so exausted that it was twitching/spasming out of control and I could'nt stop. It was so weird to have no control over my legs, feet, arms, hands and neck. So we took me back into the doctor (another doctor this time) and she was confused why I was in so much pain because ringworm did'nt hurt. She took one look at my horrible back/armpit/chest/arm and noted it was definetly not ringworm, but shingles. Yeah, just call me Granny. Ha just kidding. But the doctor was very nice and helpful. She gave me four medications (2 of which were pain killers). The meds to help make the rash go away only work if you catch it in the first couple of days-I was way past that but she gave them to us just to see if they would help. After taking some muscle relaxers and vicoden I slept the whole day and night and have been feeling better ever since. What a test of faith! Thanks to our families who kept me in their prayers.
*Now here is a little side note to brag about my husband for just a sec.
I woke him up every night I didnt sleep because I was crying and screaming with pain.
He would wake up JUST to hold my hand and say "It's going to be ok"
He woke up early to go get me some movies to take my mind off the pain.
When I finished those movies, he went right back out to get more that same day.
He read me scriptures to help me stay positive.
He prayed FAITHFULLY every night for me.
He seemed to be the only thing that helped with the pain.
Now read back over all of those things with this in mind...he is still in school full time and working. AANNND he had the flu. What would I do without him. Having a Husband who loves me so much is such a blessing.
I would post pics, but, you just don't want to see them.
So thats my story. I went through the worst part of shingles with no pain meds, I am so tough. But I do NOT recommend anyone trying that.

10 comments:

Ashlee's Annals said...

You poor thing. Seriously that's awful. But you rock. Way to dominate the pain. And aren't good husbands the best? I hope you start feeling better soon!

Chantel and Brian said...

That is so horrible! My mom had shingles a few years ago and I remember how much pain she was in. i'm glad it is over and that Phil was there to take care of you!

Sara said...

We have been thinking about you and praying for you! SO glad you're sleeping again and feeling a little better. Hopefully things will heal up soon. No stressing!!

Jason and Emily Gardner said...

I'm SO glad you finally got some sleep. I can't imagine hurting so bad and not even getting to atleast sleep and not feel it for a while! Tell Phil he should get you the bunny now, animals are good therapy (:

Lauren Thompson said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe you had shingles!!! That sounds horrible! and Phil is the best...he loves you :)I'm glad you're feeling better

Samantha said...

I'm so sorry Sophie!!! That sounds HORRIBLE!!! Glad you made it through! And I'm glad you have a great hubby to help you out!! Miss you guys!!! And we should totally skype sometime!!

Jessie said...

I can't believe you had shingles! Ow! Who would ever have imagined? It sounds absolutely awful, but you're good to count your blessings and appreciate your AWESOME husband. That's real love, you lucky duck. :)

Chelsea said...

Oh my gosh! I had shingles when I was like 16, so I totally know what you are talking about...It is the worst and I remember crying myself to sleep! At least you have a wonderful husband, glad your feeling better!

The Arnell Family said...

Sophie I'm glad you are okay!! We miss you guys. Hope we can get together soon!!

Reeds said...

I am so sorry that you had Shingles! What a nightmare. I hope you are feeling all better now!