Or about that score. There may be fractions. At first, I didn't know what was going on -- maybe sneezing more than usual and I had a big patch of hypersensitive skin on my left hip. That was four days ago, a number that is significant because--
As far as I knew, there's only one thing that starts out with a "big patch of hypersensitive skin," and it then turns into an ugly rash in two to four days: shingles. That would be bad news.*
Instead, my sinuses got worse and worse while the skin sensitivity faded; woke up Sunday with a sore throat, more of the same Monday. I thought I had a bad cold and last night, in a spirit of can't-make-it-worse, I took an over-the-counter 24-hour allergy tablet. It was that or risk drowning in my sleep from a runny nose, which is not what you want people to read in your obit.
Seems to have helped; anyway, I'm here, way less sneezy and the sore throat is significantly better.
* The shingles vaccine is one of the few kinda-trendy things my company health insurance encourages getting. I should.
3 months ago