Sunday, 29 November 2009

Shingles

Husband has succumbed to a bout of shingles - I think this is the first time he has been ill since I have known him which must be over 30 years. Anyone who has suffered from this kind of plague will know that it is very painful with nerve pains travelling down the legs etc. I have had to move a rug under his chair as he cannot keep his feet still - the carpet is getting a real beating up! Thank god he has taken himself off to bed for a rest - it is like living with a bag of ferrets!!

11 comments:

Lane said...

Poor man. My daughter had it when she was seven. Thoroughly horrible.

Maggie May said...

My husband had it several years ago and it was painful and debilitating. Hope yours feels better soon.
It only happens in people who have had chicken pox.

Nuts in May

Linda said...

Poor guy! All the best from over here eh!

Suburbia said...

Love your description! Poor thing though, mus be really horrid for him.

Carol said...

Awww, I hope he get's over it soon...sounds nasty!!

C x

Lindsay said...

Lane - your poor daughter at aged 7. Husband is in agony today and at this minute is at Doctors trying to get strong painkillers.

Thanks all for comments

cheshire wife said...

I had shingle in my twenties. It wasn't pleasant but I do not remember the symptoms that you are describing. I must have got off lightly. Hope husband will soon be feeling better.

Mickle in NZ said...

Shingles are nasty. Hope Husband was able to get some useful pain relief and that he is better soon

RockWallaby said...

All the best to both of you Lindsay.
Whilst it may be husband with the complaint, I'm sure both of you are suffering!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I had shingles when I gave birth to our son, very unusual, and no one was sure if I could breast feed to start with.....I ended up breast feeding.

Hope your dh will be better soon.

Gill in Canad

Twiglet said...

Shingles sounds nasty - man with shingles - a nightmare!! Best of luck both.