This seventh Boles Book for… was inspired by my Shingles article published in January and the book is an expansion of that originating text.
The “Boles Book for…” series are crafted to be quick, cogent, reads that share wisdom, inspire learning, or instigate outrage! When we do it right, all three intentions are bundled into a single precis!
Here’s a preview from the book, “Surviving Shingles: A Four-Month Esprit of Agony!”
Shingles — aka Herpes Zoster — is a terrible virus that painfully affects your nerve endings for at least four months, even if you are lucky enough to get the medication and ointment treatments from your doctor. If you’ve had Chickenpox, the Shingles virus is alive inside you and waiting to strike when you least expect it!
Shingles is devastating to those with AIDS, or those who are over the age of 70, but you can get Shingles at any age. I was smacked with the virus — on my face! — in early-middle age, which sounds better than being stricken in the Middle Ages!
If you’ve never had Chickenpox, and if you then touch someone’s active Shingles blisters, you may get Chickenpox! Be wary if you are an adult over 18-years-old, because 50% of the deaths in the USA from Chickenpox every year are adults. If you’ve had Chickenpox, you can get Shingles by, again, touching the active blisters of someone with Shingles.
We thank you for all your ongoing support over many years of writing and publishing — and we certainly appreciate you taking a moment to read our new Boles Book for Surviving Shingles!