Thursday, November 11, 2004

Stressed Out

I try to avoid saying, "I am so stressed right now!" because I always feel like it could be worse. But this time I really am stressed.

I wasn't being a hypochondriac the other day because I actually DO have shingles. I know what it is, so you don't have to tell me. In case you don't know, here are some facts:

  1. it is caused by stress, lack of sleep, or a depressed immune system.
  2. it's the same virus as Chicken Pox, Herpes zoster. Oh, go ahead, laugh it up, I have Herpes. But just remember, not that kind.
  3. usually, old people get it.

So evidently I need to stop worrying and start sleeping more. Cassie made me go to the health center, which was good because it probably could have gotten worse.

It was pretty ridiculous to hear the doctor say, "I know what it is. Have you been under a lot of stress lately?" I just wanted to laugh, because all week I've been making shingles jokes and hoping that nothing was really wrong. Just one of those cruelly ironic situations, I suppose.

Is this a gross thing to talk about? I'm sorry. That's enough.

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