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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • The pain went straight to my brain

  • Last week Monday after a visit to my favorite nurse practioneer, Sue, I was advised I had shingles. A bit more than mystified, I said “shingles? I thought only elderly people got them?” After we both laughed, Sue gently told me that any age can get shingles.
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  • Last week Monday after a visit to my favorite nurse practioneer, Sue, I was advised I had shingles. A bit more than mystified, I said “shingles? I thought only elderly people got them?” After we both laughed, Sue gently told me that any age can get shingles.
     
    I don’t often categorize myself as “elderly” so when she said people of all ages can get shingles, I was a bit relieved.
     
    It has been quite a learning experience how something outwardly can appear to be so small, can cause such pain and since mine are on my left side, they were causing me a pain in the side, literally.
     
    After being out of the office almost a full week and laying around trying to sleep, I am back at it. There has been much work to catch up on and Randy is taking vacation this week. So, needless to say there is a bit more, but he has worked ahead to help me out. Thanks Randy!
     
    Monday afternoon Penny’s computer decided to not cooperate and work like it should. After spending some time trying to uninstall some programs that mysteriously appeared, we were at a loss and needed to call in our IT guys. Two hours later, it still wasn’t working. Malware software scanned overnight to try to find the culprit. To no avail, on Tuesday when I arrived, her computer screen had turned to black, and not just sleep mode.
    I was about to the top of my stress level and asked God to give me fairy dust to sprinkle on this machine so it would turn on. FINALLY, it decided to cooperate and the first thing we did was email files to my computer as backups.
     
    Another email to IT asking how to move the files from this stubborn PC to our Mac server and all of a sudden the light bulb turned on. My head almost exploded leaving me wondering WHY it took me so long to figure this out. Sometimes you need to email the question for the brain to register the solution. I think the pain sucked all the brain cells from me leaving not only a pain in my side but in my brain too! We will still be shipping a computer to our IT guys, but in the meantime, have come up with a back up plan. Uff da... what a day!
     
    Thought for the week: People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us see our own way more clearly. – Brendan Francis.

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