Back from the dead. I am left with 3000+ scabs covering every part of my body. Last week was the worst of my life. At its peak, the virus was attacking my eyes and lungs and I have been very lucky to avoid pneumonia and permanent damage to my sight. I was on sedatives and a saline drip at one point and have been losing 1lb in weight every day since last Tuesday - just short of 1 stone. Fear the pox. The ridiculous thing is that there is a vaccine.
Can I just urge anyone who didn't have chicken pox as a child to get vaccinated. Over a month now since it began and I'm nowhere near to getting back to health, let alone on the bike. 5 doc visits in that time (2 emergency call outs), lots of medication and now the facial scarring, which is bringing on a feeling that I fear is developing into depression. Resisting drugs for that, just need to get out on the bike, but my skin is too sore and my immune system still shot to bits. Gonna come back strong though, in time.