I listen to the gentle murmuring voice
Of our city, awake despite the hour
And I linger, unwilling to return
To the television world inside — droolingmonkey

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

NO computer and SICK SICK SICK!!!

Ive finally managed to drag myself next door to blog.I cant get into my laptop cos my password has died and Im trying to get it taken to someone to fix it and crack the code!
But Ive been SO sick for days now.I finally went to the doc on Friday night and they told me I have SHINGLES! OMG!...its a reactivation of the chicken pox virus that lies dormant in the nerve endings of the body until something triggers it,,,something such as severe stress!I have it in the left quadrant in my head.It has swollen my eye shut.I have shooting pains in my head and Im extremely miserable.But Im getting better..psychologically I feel like I will live again.
Its wonderful to be home and all of my family have been to see me.My son came out and Emma and Ive been thrilled to be around Ezzie again.Hearing his little voice on the phone,seeing his eyes light up when were around,its a blessing.
OUr wee cottage is so gorgeous! We have a new lounge and bedroom suite..new wooden blinds,new fridge,microwave,washing machine etc and the house is cosy and warm even in the winter.The sun shines in every day thru all the windows and I can sit and look at the horses and rabbits and magpies and hawks and its wonderful therapy for me to just be home.James is doing great! Hes healthy and happy and also loves the farm.Cori has skipped a grade at school and is in year 10.Shes in the honors maths class and is in the basketball team.Shes happier than Ive ever seen her.My family have embraced her and shes surrounded by love.Its a good thing.
Even tho Im sick,I can see that weve done the right thing for all of us.
Im sorry I havent replied to emails..no computer means I have no-ones addys! It wont be long tho and I will be in touch again.Take care ya'll :)

posted by butterflies @ 2:46 PM


At 12:23 AM, Blogger coasterJoe said...

My gosh, I'm sorry I hope you feel better.

At 2:54 AM, Blogger sleeplessinoklahoma said...

You poor thing. I have heard that shingles are just miserable & from your description it sounds so. The cottage sounds just lovely (wish I could see it). I'm so happy for all of you. I just knew that the environment would be good for Cori. I'm thrilled for her!!
Take care girlfriend. I love you & I miss you.
Blessed be...

At 2:10 PM, Blogger Snidget said...

okay... YOU... take care of yourself.

My grandfather had shingles and it's ROUGH.

And yes... caused by severe stress.. so relax and try to rest.

Hope you and James are doing well in NZ otherwise!

At 5:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad things are going well, sorry about the shingles. Be sure to have a doctor look at your eye, Jerry had those 3 years ago and they are so painful. The big concern was that the shingles on his face could affect the optic nerve, so PLEASE GO SEE A DOCTOR ABOUT YOUR EYE. It really is serious if it is on your face. Sorry to be so scary, but I worry about you. Sorry I missed you guys on the phone last week. We will be in Yellowstone June 10-21, so I will be happy since I love the mountains and the wildlife. I have seen wolves every year I've gone, and they just thrill me each time I see them. Love you all.

At 5:57 AM, Anonymous Diane said...

It's me again. Here is a NZ website for you on shingles.


At 1:23 PM, Blogger butterflies said...

Hi Dianne..The doc that I went to the first night sent me to the hospital the next morning to see the eye specialist.They were very concerned that I could go blind and looked very carefully for ulceracions.I was fortunate that we caught it in the 72 hr window and I dont have any eye damaged so far...But I DO look like the elephant man! Scabs all over one side of my head and a closed over eye!! Super ugly! Ive been on the antivirul med for almost a week now.It doesnt help with pain but is meant to make any further re-activation not be as bad.I still have shooting pains in my head tho and have to take pain relief every 4 hrs.Im bloody sick of it! Rex has been great tho and takes Cori to school and picks her up from Mum after his work so Im blessed.

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Polar Bear said...

oh you poor dear!

Hope you feel better soon.

Polar Bear

At 7:21 PM, Anonymous Elaine said...

Oh butterflies! ye poor wee thing! My heart goes out to you.. I'm sorry about the stress and I'm sorry about the shingles.. I pray God's healing hand be with you, and His comfort also. sniff sniff..


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