The Wheat-less Fool's Blog

August 23, 2009

Never Rains But It Pours

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jenna @ 8:26 pm

Well… I might have found out why I’ve been feeling too tired and scattered to think straight about cooking.

One visit to urgent care, and an emergency room run late that night – it would appear that what I thought was just a few wolf spider bites and maybe a mild case of poison ivy is in fact : spider bites going septic, extreme poison ivy combining to celulitus (oh… and spreading through my bloodstream in a weird way that seemed to fascinate the doctor while it pops up in random places. Like my face. My chest. My other arm.)… and I really feel the need for a drumroll here….

Shingles. A nicely developed case too. The kind that has me now stuck on house/bed arrest. With 22 pills to work a time table around. It seems only have the mess on my skin is poison ivy/spider attack related. The rest is shingles.

Crap just really really doesn’t cover it right at the moment.

I guess I’ll have plenty of time over the next two weeks to scour the web for quick snack/meal ideas. Hopefully a few my husband can swing after working a 60 hour week.

Just the thought of two weeks where I can’t really leave the house, get near my husband (poor guy has never had chicken pox), do any of the hundred little jobs I usually do… AND horror of horrors can’t KNIT until my arm at least heals up. My right arm looks like a cross between a 2-3rd degree burn and something a lion has been gnawing on. I can barely type – let alone hold needles.

I see a LOT of reading in my immiediate future. Anyone have any favorite links? Blogs? Mindless games?



  1. hey, thanks for visiting my blog. I really hope the sinless chocolate recipe works for you.
    My friend had shingles a couple summers ago, and said it was the closest she’d ever come to suicidal thoughts – yikes!
    Sending you thoughts of healing and comfort.

    Comment by Bohemian mom — August 26, 2009 @ 4:08 am | Reply

  2. So rough, Jenna. I’m sharing links to my easiest recipes right now.

    London Broil–

    Pulled Pork– (Be sure to make the sauce to put on afterwards. All so easy. Your hubby can have it on buns.)

    Cayenne (or Chipotle) Lime Salmon–

    Crockpot Jambalaya–

    Crustless Quiche–

    Oven-Steamed Shrimp–

    Chili with mushrooms and everything else–

    Hash Brown Casserole and Volcano Pancake–

    Hoping these help and you’re feeling somewhat better already. Hugssssss,


    Comment by gluten free easily (gfe) — August 29, 2009 @ 11:49 pm | Reply

  3. Sorry to hear about the shingles. Do take care of yourself. Cooking can wait!

    Comment by Kalyn — September 2, 2009 @ 11:36 pm | Reply

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