Jan 23, 2011 - 1:25 pm
Some folks have mentioned bouts of shingles during recovery - I'm starting to suspect we have a case also - sore throat, crusty rash on his chin and scalp and a stiff neck and sore lymph nodes. All on the left side (the side that didn't have cancer). Caused a fair amount of freaking out on my part and a sign of worry or two from Doug (significant, for him).
He sees his ENT on Wednesday for a check up and he doesn't have a primary care doctor, so I'm not sure whether we should wait or try to go to a clinic right now. It's been more than 72 hours since the onset of symptoms, so I don't think the antiviral will help, and his symptoms are not severe (as long as they are indeed from shingles - I'm still doing the Oh my God the cancer spread to his other tonsil somehow during treatment silent scream thing).
Experiences with shingles after radiation? Suggestions?