I have Shingles. Herpes Zoster. Dormant Varicella virus. Which just hybernated happily in my innocent, unsuspecting body from the time I had chicken pox as a wee child, waiting for the right moment to rear its ugly head--you know the moment--the one where you
1) have no income, and
2) have no medical insurance, and are
3) stressed to the gills
--yes, that moment.
All my initial symptoms, which at the time seemed totally unrelated and even nebulous, at that--