I feel like I have the flu. The nerves being affected by my shingles apparently include those that are near my stomach (my first symptom I actually mistook for having eaten something that disagreed with me). On top of that I feel feverish and very tired and I have a headache. I want to go home and curl into a little ball until it all stops.

I’m leaving work at noon today to sleep some more because this is exhausting, but I hope that these flu-like symptoms are almost done. I don’t want this to turn out like mono.