Saturday evening it snowed, the second time it's snowed this winter, which is really unusual for us. Steve and I were excited about it and needed to 1) get out of the house and 2) get some fresh air, so Sunday afternoon we headed to Palmer to get the mail and walk around downtown. When we got to Palmer, there was a little hitch in our plan called crazy wind (which had blown all the snow away boo) so we headed towards home and pulled over to walk by the river, where it was less windy. There still wasn't really any snow like there was at our house, but we had a nice walk.
It was really refreshing, especially for Steve, who has been struggling with some pretty severe back pain and was all groggy from taking muscle relaxants and sleeping for about 12 hrs straight. Luckily he is starting to feel better, thanks to keeping up with anti-inflammatory's, the muscle relaxants, and lots of rest.
And then there's me. Long story short, a few days ago a spot on my back was sensitive and itchy, and then it turned into a weird rash. I decided to go to the Doctor this morning and found out I have shingles. Not at all what I was expecting and pretty upsetting (and a little scary - have you heard all those horror stories about shingles?) Oh and also, I found this all out after locking my keys (and my child) in the car. Pretty stressful to say the least :(. Luckily, it's in the really early stages and I have a good chance of heading off the virus before the rash spreads and gets to the really painful stage, but only time will tell.
|my lovely little shingles outbreak|