I forgot to say that the doctor said the pain I’m describing sounds like shingles, and so does the pain pattern. “But you don’t have a rash,” he said.
I pointed to this one small blister that showed up two days before.
“Hmm. Well, we’ll keep an eye on it,” he said.
I did a little reading yesterday and found that shingles frequently appears after surgery – and that it doesn’t always have a rash. The pain really is bad; even sitting still doesn’t seem to help, although moving makes it worse. Arghh.