The achy head? Nothing to do with the office-door whacking.
One word: shingles.
Another word: ouch.
The good thing about having shingles is that the pain is now explained. When I thought I had an infected bruise, I couldn’t understand why it was hurting as intensely as it wasâ€”I felt as if the back of my head was about to explode or half my scalp was about to slough off or something. Shingles are based in the nerve, so of course they hurt; that’s pretty much their defining characteristic.
I’ve turned a bit of a corner and am feeling more myself, though still tender.
Thanks to everyone who sent me good wishes. I very much appreciated hearing from you.