Sunday, July 10, 2016

Hi. I'm a little dead

For those of you who might have noticed on my Facebook page, I have not exactly fared through Chattanooga, Tennessee, and LibertyCon unscathed. For the record, I will live. The exact term for what I have is called shingles. Which I suppose means I can now do roofing tiles with my face.

For the record, I also have photos of my condition. However I do not see any need to post pictures online and make that bear any resemblance to either the Phantom of the Opera, The Elephant Man, or Two-Face from Batman. The after-action report on LibertyCon will be obviously quite delayed up until the point that I am sufficiently recovered to put together a full, competent and hopefully coherent report. I do appreciate your understanding in this matter.

For those of you who are wondering about my medication routine, it is something called antivirals. They seem to be kicking my butt more than even the virus did. I have been told that I should mainline chicken soup and morphine. Now while narcotics seem to have no effect on me as evidenced by a run-in I had with Vicodin some years ago, in retrospect I probably would have stuck with the chicken soup.


  1. Been there, done that and definitely feeling your pain brother. You will get through it. Get some rest.

  2. ouch! nasty stuff that old recurrent chickenpox virus. You will recover and live, but it's not a pleasant road. Sorry you have to go through this.

  3. Will be praying for your swift recovery.

  4. I seem to recall that l-arginine foods/supplements help spread the herpes class of viruses, including shingles, and l-lysine foods/supplements stop its growth. It's something to look into, anyway. I'm sorry you're in pain. :(

  5. Could be worse. Could be completely dead. Paging Miracle Max on line 3...
    Seriously, we're pulling and praying for you.


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