Not all highs
I am somewhat bereft of ideas at the moment.
There are two main reasons for this.
The first is, of course that nothing is happening. For reasons [which I will come to in a moment] I am confined to quarters at present. This isn’t one of those daft “lockdowns” or anything like that, but more a case of taking care of myself and living the quietest life possible.
This of course means I haven’t even done any gardening so the lawn has reverted to lush meadow and the hedges have grown sufficiently to block access to the front door and completely obscure all light trying to penetrate the front room window. The Manor has taken on the impressive appearance of being a neglected ruin and I’m expecting a compulsory demolition order any day [except that they can’t reach to front door to post it].
So if I haven’t done any gardening you can logically conclude that I haven’t been anywhere else either, and you would be correct. My world has shrunk to a mere few square feet where nothing of interest really happens.
Of course the self imposed “lockdown” is because of this damned “thing” that is plaguing me. The diagnosis may have been Shingles but it doesn’t seem to be following that pattern. The medication hasn’t worked and the fucking thing hasn’t abated at all at all. It is literally the original Pain in the Neck [and head and back]. There is little itching which is supposed to be a big symptom, but unrelenting pain in abundance. It feels like someone is pressing a hot iron to the side of my head all the time. And the mass of scabs are oozing so when I wake in the morning my head is stuck to the pillow and my hair is a sticky mess. And the pain ensures that I wake miles too fucking early so I can contemplate my misery for an hour or two before getting up.
I have tried every know pain killer known to man. None has had the slightest effect. In fact the only remedy I have found to date is good Skunk Doobies. I don’t know if they actually killed the pain or whether I just didn’t give a shit about it, I don’t know. It was probably the latter. Unfortunately my most recent experience caused “couch-lock” which may sound like fun but isn’t. Leastwise it has made me somewhat reluctant to go down that path again.
So if anything interesting happens, doubtless I will scribble about it.
And if it doesn’t, I won’t.
I am so sorry for your pain Grandad and hope that it abates soon. Sending you and a prayer for relief.
Thanks Joan. In my brief moments of remission I shall think of you.
I hope you get well soon old cock. Take care.
Have you checked herselfs room for voodoo dolls?
Just a thought.
Bugger! I hadn’t thought of that. I’ll have to check….
Skunk doobies? If I Google that I get Skunk Baxter (who he?) or the Doobie Brothers.
What? Never heard of Skunk? Never heard of Doobies? You must lead a sheltered life?
Skunk = Cannabis with high THC content.
Doobie – Roll yer own / Rollie / Spliff / whatever the local terminology is….
I see a lot of blogs I follow are only publishing irregularly. Give yourself a break. We all understand. Shingles is a horror! People don’t seem to have a solution for the pain. I send you deep commiserations. And love.
Aw, thanks Elizabeth. I shall offer up my sufferings for the sins of Mankind.
Hoping you recover soon.
Thanks Darragh. Keep on piping!
Is this an adverse reaction? Just a thought. I’ve had a few very odd pimples I’ve never had before. Under a magnifier they look just like little volcanoes -dead round with a hole in the top but nowt comes out and they are hard as hell and bloody hurt if I try to give the two-thumb-nail treatment.
Or I picked something up on my last trip to LaLa land. Buggers
My case was a rash of watery blisters covering the side of my head, down my neck and onto my back. They all quickly became a sticky rash which itches and hurts like hell. Messy! And I’ll probably end up looking like I have the Mange.
I was thinking about you driving around the M50 this morning. I hope the grimness ends soon.
I had to think abut this one. When was I last driving around the M50? Then I realised what you meant. Welcome back!
Have they prescribed Acyclovir for you? It worked well with my Mother-in-law’s shingles. I use it to control my Keratitis, so no shingles for me! (hopefully)
Thanks for that. I’ll ask Doc [he’s supposed to call here at some point]. At this stage I’d try anything!
Good luck with it all Grandad. Here’s to you finding some relief soon.
The itching they describe as a symptom is in reality a hot searing burning feeling. I only had it on a thigh from my knee radiating upward and it was seventeen years ago. I have since that time discovered the wonderful properties of coconut oil. Have you tried that? It works on burning itching type things, and so much more. You poor old sod. The pain is incredible.
Hot searing burning is an excellent description. Coconut oil sounds fine except for one small problem – the worst affected area is the side of my head [from top to neck] underneath my gorgeous flowing locks. Herself would only start nagging me that my hair looks greasy or oily!
Small price to pay for some relief.
I wish I knew some magic cure for what ails you but I don’t. Many good thoughts your way from me and her.