So. I'm looking at another round of drugs that kick my ass. (More ranting upon that subject in a moment.) A full series of Valtrex costs $180USD (thankfully my insurance pays most of it, I only have a $9 perscription fee). Now. My first thought was "You know, I could knit one hell of a sweater for $360." Anybody else translate expenses into yarn? I try not to, because it's depressing (the electric bill, every month, would buy me some NICE yarn), but I still find myself thinking two perscriptions = a silk jacket.
Called the doctor, she's on leave, got some other yahoo I've never met, yadda yadda. Bottom line, we're doing another round of the SAME DRUG. I pointed out that it didn't work last time, so why do it again? Oh, but it did work, they claim; the shingles were gone for A WHOLE FUCKING WEEK. Yeah, right. So this drug works about as well as my government. VERY comforting. This is two rounds of shingles, now, and I've yet to actually SEE a doctor. They just call in perscriptions.
The shingles have moved (they always do) and now they're on my hands. When I knit, the yarn makes my hands itch. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE, I tell you.
This concludes today's rant. Tune in later and I might have something coeherent, intelligent, and maybe not even profane to say about knitting (I've been working on the scarf in fits of annoyance).