My plan for my new blog (this one) is to keep my personal stuff out of it.
I will let this be an exception. I have shingles. On my face. My right eyelid specifically.
My eyelid is so swollen and covered with lesions that I'm pretty sure I'm going to have a scar. And it's incredibly itchy if I don't touch it, incredibly painful if I do.
The weird thing about shingles is (and I'm no doctor here so don't take this as medical advice) it's activated by stress, and the pain is worse when I feel stressed. I'm very light sensitive as well (even more than normal). It hurts when I blink. The pain in my eyelid feels like it's in my eye, but my eyeball checked out okay by the eye doctor. They think I will be in this misery for two weeks. The doctor recommend taking Benadryl for the swelling and to sleep it off as much as possible.
I'm supposed to relax and de-stress in a permanent, long-term kind of way.
* long pause *
I'm not sure exactly how to do that. I have a lot of stuff to do. My house is a mess. My impulse is to do something, anything. I could probably relax if I could read, but my eye hurts.
Writing is the one thing that gives me peace, lets me escape to another world, and gives me the satisfaction of having created something even when I'm done writing. So I will write. I will write a lot. First I need a nap because the Benadryl is working....