I started getting a rash around my neck and I initially thought it was a heat rash as the weather had been warm in Melbourne.
After a few days it was clear it was not a heat rash as I am used to them from holidaying in Marbella so I booked a doctors appointment.
The doctor told me I have shingles which is a skin rash, caused by the varicella zoster virus.
It is same virus that is responsible for chickenpox. It causes painful blistering around or across the body. Shingles occurs because of a reactivation of the chickenpox virus after an attack of chickenpox.
I am praying they go before my birthday as at the moment they are so sore and ugly.