Well I got whacked with a case of shingles. Dang! I never knew exactly what it was but I do now. It chose my FACE as the location. I don't look too pretty but then again, I didn't to begin with. First I got blisters on my lip...then under my eye...then other spots on the right side of my face. Apparently it only erupts on one side of the body. If you've ever had chicken pox, you can get shingles. Its related to chicken pox. Its painful...I get sharp stabbing pains like needles being jammed into my face. OWIE! The pain can remain long after the shingles are gone...sometimes for years (hopefully that won't happen to me).
The stuff around my eye was the worst case scenario for shingles. It can get IN your eye and you can go blind. I've been seeing an eye dr. and he thinks my eye is safe now.
I've been meeting lots of people who have had shingles or a family member or friend. So I was wondering if anyone here has ever had it?