I have to bless it myself cause no one else will.....teh hee. I have had a terrible week since Sunday morning. Got up and had this burning raw extremely odd skin deep pain on my right upper abdomen. I MEAN EXTREME PAIN...as if someone took a dull razor blade and scraped all my hide off. It went around under my arm to my center back. Are you following me here? All you medical folks out there are probably right on the same page as I was on Sunday, doing the self diagnosis of "Shingles", right?
Well being a nurse in an office I knew I was covered by Dr's and other nurses who could confirm my suspicions. However the typical shingles rash with the watery papules were not there. I took mega doses of over the counter analgesics with very little relief from the pain. Worked Monday and Tuesday as scheduled but the pain was horrible. Still no rash. So onto the world wide web for some research. What do ya know.....the biggest reason for "skin pain" is sarcoidosis! Oh no! I did not need another terrible symptom of sarcoidosis. The inability to breathe is enough isn't it?
I already had an appointment with a new family Dr scheduled for Wednesday so surely I could wait til then to discuss this pain. With shingles most all the time it is only on one side of your body. Tuesday evening the pain was going down my left side. So of course this was sarcoidosis.
I told the new Dr about what was going on and she agreed with that diagnosis, and it would just be something else to live with.
Then 2 days later.......I woke up this morning with the shingles rash that followed the same pathway as the extreme pain did!!!! Great!! Well actually this is a good thing cause
shingles will be treated and leave,eventually, I hope!!! If it was sarcoidosis I would always have problems with the pain. I don't think I could stand very many weeks like this one. I have a slew of medications to take and a nice 6 day break from work since this is contagious. I can not use my arms enough to quilt with my new quilting apparatus but I can sure get some piecing done while I am recouping!!!
So that's what's going on in my world. What's going on in yours? I will have time to do some way overdue blogging too!!! God Bless you all!!