Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Friday, September 28, 2012



We interrupt our regularly scheduled 2012 Married Children's Tour for this breaking news:


I've never had shingles before, but FH who moonlights by day as an ER PA just confirmed my fears.

The painful rash I have developed is my very first bout of shingles.

Sometimes it is rather handy to have your own personal traveling diagnostician.

True, I DID have chicken pox as a kid.

True, my mother suffered with shingles from time to time.  (I blame HER gene pool)

So here I am - - - on my first EVER Married Children's Tour - - - blessed with shingles.

I knew you'd want to be the first to know.



LV said...

That is terrible. I have several friends that have had them. They suffered something awful. Trust you do not. What a shame they picked your kids visiting time to arrive. It is my understanding, they are caused by nerves. Settle down.

Erin said...

Aw man. I have heard that is miserable! Hope you are feeling better soon. It does remind me of a line from Grumpy Old Men...SHINGLES SCHMINGLES! Will be thinking about you!

shannon i olson said...

so sorry! hope it is a short bout and you feel better soon!!

Anonymous said...

We keep saying that we need to get the Shingles vaccination. Perhaps I should call the pharmacy and make the appt for next week since we've both had chicken pox and are 'of that age'. Whatever that is.

Oh, dear Keetha, I truly hope it's not too painful and that your visits can continue. Thinking of you.

Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

Thank you for the update. I'm so glad you let me know! teehee

Feel better soon.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh Keetha I am so sorry! I know they can be so painful! I had a mild bout with them and it's not fun! Hope you get better soon! Big Hugs, Linda

Tracy said...

Hopefully it will be mild. You will want to be careful around your grandkids. My husband had the shingles and my daughter had only had one chicken pox shot. She ended up getting chicken pox from being around him. It was a mild case but it can happen.

podso said...

OH NO ! After watching my husband suffer, I got the shingles shot this year. Not foolproof of course but hoping it will prevent it. I'm so sorry. hopefully your kid tour will take your mind off the pain. So sorry!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, what a total bummer while on the married kids tour! Seriously. I know what it's like, I've had it too a few times...its NOT a fun thing. I'm sure FH will see that you get treated for it right away! Feel better!

mzzbev said...

Golly gee. I pray you're feeling better soon!!

nancygrayce said...

Oh, my! I'm not one who takes a lot of flu, but I think I may take the shingles vaccination!!

I'm so sorry because I've heard they're very painful. How are you dealing with that on vaca!?

Claudya Martinez said...

I'm so sorry. Think soothing thoughts.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm so sorry ... shingles is NOT fun. Praying that they won't interfere with your travels ... that you'll be able to have a wonderful time in spite of those pesky shingles.

Carol said...

Poor baby! Feel better soon!

Sandy said...

OUCH!!! I will pray for quick recovery and never to get them again...My sister gets them...I have not yet and I am the older sister...and I had chicken pox when I was a child...
Hoping your tour goes well.
Loe from NC...rainy, rainy NC

Deven said...

Aw man! I hope you still get to enjoy your visits. Especially on Tuesday. :)

Mimi said...

oh man....I have had that twice....once a long time ago...and about 3 years ago me the worst part was how miserable I was prior to the rash...there is medication for it does help.
hope you are all better by and relax some

Ann in the UP said...

Nothing like shingles to get you a load of sympathetic comments, and add mine to the queue!

I've had the shot and I'm hoping I'll be spared. I hope you aren't suffering too much. (Though the game last night inflicted some pain, I'm sure.)

Hang in there!

Vidya Sury said...

Awwww, Keetha. I hope you feel better soon! Hugs! Are they painful? Are you on medication? Sending you healing thoughts!

Anita Johnson said...

I was enjoying the Married Tour until this. You poor thing. We were just discussing the shingles that something we should be getting? It's always something. )0: