Well, it wasn't "shingles" after all! I just got out of the hospital after being there for almost a week, and despite the fact that I had a clean bed, 3 squares a day, cute nurses, and some free cable to enjoy, it was quite the painful experience. First off the wonder drug Morphine...is a joke at least for me, really didn't kill any pain just made me sleepy.2nd, I'm what they call a "tough stick" meaning that its hard to locate a vein to take blood or intravenous etc.....so tough apparently they actually had to use an ultrasound machine to guide them to the nearest one. Well, I was finally diagnosed with a form of celluitis called; Lypo Derma Sclerosis which attacks skin cells deep in the tissue, it caused an infection which in turn caused great pain. Doctors looked at it, prescribed the right antibiotics this time and despite having to change my leg dressings daily for the next 40 days everything should be fine and back to normal. Still a bit sore but feeling better already. More importantly I learned that I truly have some real friends who care near me and for them I am truly thankful. I am getting plenty of help and support and I am still gainfully employed and have a roof over my head. One thing I have learned from this painful escapade; as you get older take better care of yourself and be mindful of how you live.....and get health coverage, even if its the minimum-GET IT!