Sunday, 9 June 2013

A quick update from Shane

Hi Guys, Shane here (Jenny's Boyfriend). 

I just thought I would provide you with a quick update on Jenny's condition on her behalf.

This morning Jenny woke to find that her face had swollen to almost twice the size it was last night and that the herpeticum was continuing to spread rapidly.


We went back to A&E as soon as we could where she was later admitted to hospital where she is staying indefinitely until it all clears up. She is currently receiving antibiotics and aciclovir via a drip. As it is there weekend and there are no dermatologists in we have to wait until tomorrow for some answers on why it was so severe this time round and when she is likely to be discharged.

I made a write up on this weekend's events on my running blog which you can read for more info here: 

Feel free to skip past the stuff about the race at the beginning.

Jenny will no doubt provide you with her story once she has been discharged, but for those of you who may have been wondering how she was, I'm sure there are many, I thought I would provide you with a quick update.

Thanks for caring,



  1. Hi Jenny, I saw your blog listed on the itsan site. I'm so sorry you are going through this. I got a staph infection on my face last week so I can imagine how miserable you are. Hang in there! I am only about month into my tsw so I know how hard this stage is.

  2. Love to Jenny, hope she feels better soon. X

  3. So sorry to hear about you Jenny.I was thinking about you last night and was glad to hear you were improving.My heart goes out to you.I hope you see your dermatologist who looks after you.Sending you hugs xx Aoibheann

  4. Wishing you lots of hugs and get well wishes. Keep strong x

  5. Hey, I just heard of your blog from Miss Kitty Fantastico. My partner Leslie was also hospitalized with a pretty severe infection during her first week of topical steroid withdrawal. She was diagnosed with pneumonia and strep C, and spent 5 days in the hospital, which in the US is serious business because we don't have socialized medicine. I'm no doctor, but it seems as though the immune system sometimes has a rough time adjusting to life without steroids :( I'm sorry you're going through this. Hang in there, it'll get better. Leslie is in month 9 of her withdrawal and has ZERO swelling!

  6. Hi Jenny,

    Miss Kitty posted your blog in our ITSAN private forum and I just want to say I'm sorry you are suffering so much! I used topical steroids for 40+ years and they just quit working when I was 55 years old. I had to quit and go through very rough withdrawals but now I'm about 95 per cent healed and glad I did it. Hope you find your way to the healing side, it's rough but worth it in the end. xxx

  7. Jenny - praying for you to have a quick recovery here! Glad you got to the hospital - this is nothing to mess with! It is very dangerous especially with your immune system in over drive dealing with TSW. If you need to chat or have questions about your treatment, just send me a note!

  8. How are you now, jenny? x