I also have been having some pain in a strip starting at the middle of my ribs, going around my side and to the middle of my back. I automatically thought of shingles because of the shape of the area that is painful. Tonight a few little red spots have popped up in that area so in my non-M.D. opinion I probably have shingles. I had them when I was 16 but I lost my immunity to them with the transplant. Shingles are very common in post transplant patients. I will go to the clinic in the morning to let them check it out. This may sound crazy but it was a relief to me to see the little bit of rash because shingles is something we can deal with and I was starting to worry that the pain was caused by something more serious.
I also have more blood work Friday morning so unfortunately we will not make it to VA for Thanksgiving. Mom and Dad are coming here for Thanksgiving but I still miss getting to see everyone else.
Much thanks for your love, prayers and good wishes!