Have Shingles, Can’t work

Hello everyone.

I won’t keep you here too long, hopefully. Last Sunday, October 4th, I realized I was having quite a bit of pain in my left eye. I didn’t think much of it at the time. I struggle with pretty bad allergies and thought it must just be a result of that. The next morning when I woke up, I had this small, pretty insignificant spot on the outside of my left eyebrow. I thought I had maybe gotten some bite and was having a reaction and tied in the pain I had the night before with that. Didn’t think much of it. Over the next few days, the spot started to get worse. I started to have a weird tingling sensation in different parts of my forehead. By this time, I had been started on antibiotics for preseptal cellulitis. I had been able to have a few phone appointments with my doctor. 


Thursday changed everything. That spot on the side of my eyebrow definitely wasn’t getting any better, and the bumps had started moving into my eyebrow and across my forehead. I had another phone appointment with my GP andwas able to send him pictures of the bumps are they spread across the left side of my forehead. I picked up the proper medication and have that as well as the antibiotic in case of secondary infection. 


I am currently waiting to be scheduled for an eye appointment since it is so close to my eye. I’m hoping to hear from them sometime Monday morning. I work at a restaurant and will not be able to work either this weekend and possibly not at all for a few weeks. I’m hoping my body heals quickly, but I also have other medical conditions that require me to take immunosuppressants, so I am not too sure how long I will be out of work for.  Just asking for what I would normally make in about two and a half weeks or so to give my self some overlap in case thisprocess takes longer then I’m hoping it does. 


Thank you! 

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