Thank you all for stopping by although I haven't been around. However, there is a reason....
I've been struggling with a virus for 5 weeks now and no end in sight! It's called Shingles. If you have had, as I did chicken pox earlier in your life, when you get well, the virus stays with you (hides as my doctor said) and if you have some stress it comes back as shingles. Not that I noticed any more stress than usual. ...There's a rash caused by the virus attacking a nerve until it gets tired of that and then goes into hibernation hopefully forever. I have a mild case thank God. A slight rash on my forehead and eyebrow. At first my eye swelled nearly shut but it is back to normal. However the rash that one can barely see burns like heck and itches. And if I touch it, the pain is amazing. As my doctor said, "a pain unlike any other.".
Intriguing actually. At first it was like showers of electrical sparks of pain. Now it's just constant. I'm treating it with some meds adding videos, lots of surfing, tostidos, and ice cream. Hagaan Daz, however they spell it, strawberry and chocolate.
Also continual ice packs and cold wet cloths. It's really miserable. So that is why I haven't made any progress in the last 5 weeks nor stopped by here. I fell asleep last night at 10. Quite normal. But woke at 1am and have been up ever since. Will try to get some sleep now. And will be back as soon as I can...6:30am.