Saturday, March 17, 2007

My Back Is A Giant Slut

So last night I noticed this itchy patch of skin on my back, kinda felt like an acne breakout - which is all too common these days - so I went to bed and thought it would be gone in the am. I woke up and it was itchier and felt bigger so I showed it to my parents. They said it wasn't acne and it looked like a rash. I called the on call oncologist at NEMC and she said I should go to the ER to get an official determination of what it is, but that it sounded like shingles. Yep, it is. I have herpes on my back, also called herpes zoster or shingles.

Apparently they hurt when you have them, but so far mine only itch. Just one more weird thing to happen to me lately. They last for a few weeks and they prescribed my valtrex, like in those genital herpes commercials, how gross and of course, random.

Just wanted to make sure you all got the update, my back has become a giant slut and has caught herpes!


XO

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly, sorry to hear about your slutty back, we hope it clears up quickly. Did you have a good time for St Paddys, I hope so, know you were looking forward to it.

Vxx

luke said...

hey kelly, your site looks great!!!! you have spent a lot of time on it. I was just wondering what state you live in? it is so awesome that you found my site. im in arizona. also what stage are you in and how did you find it out. it might have been on the site but my mind has wondered its called chemo brain i guess. i stoped bloging, because i've been trying to keep my mind off things but i dont mind talking to some one that is going through the toughness at the same time. you wanna hear something that really blows, my grandma was just diagnosed with breast cancer a week ago, what family luck, huh. she will be okay and you and me will beat this hogkins bullshit in no time. i hope all is going well for you and i would really like to get to know you better. lets keep talking through email. lukeauston@gmail.com or post a comment on my site. please keep in touch and yes chemo suxs for everyone no matter what anyone says. remember that this is just a stage in life and that everyday you wake up is a good day :) take care and look forward to talking with you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly,

Nancy & Rob passed along the news and this site. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My mom is a cancer survivor and she too developed shingles after going through chemo. Hang tough. As you said, one day you will look back on this and it will just be a blip. Until then, stay strong! We are pulling for your speedy recovery!

Love,
Penny, Jon, Brad & Lisa