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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Oh, man, my daughter had shingles a few years back and it was not a pretty sight, either appearance-wise or for feeling better. I hope the meds are better now and you recover soon.
    yeah it's most certainly not a pretty condition. I feel tired all the time and my ear is still hurting but I will survive and if I can be smart over the next week or so I think I will be fine for nationals. Thanks.
  2. pwb's Avatar
    Oh, man, my daughter had shingles a few years back and it was not a pretty sight, either appearance-wise or for feeling better. I hope the meds are better now and you recover soon.
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    That's sucks Stewart. But you are moving into taper soon. The most important thing is that you should feel well by nationals. Can you take any time off work? I hope everyone you're swimming with has had chicken pox before.
    I asked my doctor whether it is contagious and she said no. She said the only people at risk were people with a major immune deficiency or a new born baby. She said it was very unlikely that I will pass anything along which is good.

    Work is pretty hectic right now and I have some upcoming travel the week 6th April. Hopefully I will be well and truly over this by then. On the positive side at least there is an explanation to me feeling crappy the last couple of weeks and at least it's only my head that seems to be affected. If this was everywhere it would be really miserable. I am trying to find some positives and maybe the timing is a good thing. If it was at the end of my taper it would really suck. At least I have time to recover.

    I hope you get some rest and recover. A persistent ear/sinus infection makes your feel rough. Stay positive.
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    That's sucks Stewart. But you are moving into taper soon. The most important thing is that you should feel well by nationals. Can you take any time off work? I hope everyone you're swimming with has had chicken pox before.
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I don't know what more the drs can do to speed along our recovery ... It's just a slow frustrating process. Hope you ha a good nap!
    i broke out in blisters on the right side of my head, chin, nose, mouth, and ears this weekend. It turns out I have shingles and have to go on anti viral drugs for 10 days. We have 25 days til Nationals and I don't know how I am going to feel or even if I can do Nationals at this point. I am trying to stay positive and look at it as an enforced rest period which may be the best thing I can do anyhow. The doctor said I did not need to stay out of the water but warned me I would be very tired and it's painful. She is thinking that the ear pain may be the shingles too. I swam this morning and will hopefully not miss any water time. I have always had a high pain tolerance so maybe this will come into help me. If it disappears as she predicts I will have about two weeks to fully recover ahead of nationals. Just not the preparation I wanted.

    I hope one your feeling better.
  6. lulu393's Avatar
    That was actually very helpful. You're right about having air in the lungs making it easier to float. The buoy helps too.

    Thank you!!!
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    I don't know what more the drs can do to speed along our recovery ... It's just a slow frustrating process. Hope you ha a good nap!
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