Sunday, December 16, 2012

Love May Be Temporary...

...but herpes is forever.

I knew Chuck carried the virus - he gets an occational cold sore.  What I didn't know was that I could catch it even when he doesn't have an active sore.

Know what else I was unaware of?

That it would make me SICK, SICK, SICK!

High fever, swollen glands, sores everywhere.  My tongue?  My esophagus?  My gums?  All that, AND the places you usually think of when you think of when you think, "herpes". That's where I've been this last week.

Some bright spots:

I have lost 5 pounds!  During the holidays!  Wow!
The only thing I was capable of consuming for two days?  Egg nog!  Without guilt.
There are parts of my body that were not affected.  My brain is still OK.  I aso did not get eye herpes or fingertip herpes.  Yay, me!


  1. Oh you poor thing!! Sorry to hear that. Except the weight loss which you probably didn't need anyway but if you appreciate it, then why not celebrate with eggnog?

    Merry Christmas, dear!

  2. Not the best way to loose 5 pounds. Ouch! Wish you better.