Ouuuuchhhhyyy! Shingles! I feel so bad for you...
I've had Shingles 3x's in my adult life and chickenpox 3x's as a kid. I guess they just like me.
My husband traveled to Mexico last year and brought back H1N1 and I got a really bad cold...really, then broke out in Shingles in April..and they lasted until the end of July..all freakin summer long! Went on anti-virals 3 times during the summer. Mostly just sat at home in pain and light clothing that didn't touch me. They always break out along my bra line so no bra for most the summer:)..feels like my ribs are broken.
This year my daughter is getting married. I had to look for a dress that would cover me in case I broke out again. just in case. Her wedding is in July and probably will be like 100 degrees and I'm trying to find a dress that cover my whole body.....difficult..but funny~!
Hope your kitty is better now. Animals are so good to you when you don't feel good. I think somehow they sense it.
Oh...fyi..Benedryl has a spray (it's great!) a little expensive but worth it. It like freezes the shingles. A must for me when I get them. I spray it all day long when they get really bad.