So that pain in my side has been diagnosed as shingles. I had chicken pox as a kid, and, apparently, shingles can flare up when a body's stressed or tired and other things which generally make your immune system low. If it was just a sharp shooting pain every now and then, I could probably deal. But it's itchy and the pain tingles too. Ugh.
According to the doctor, as well as the Internet, the rash should subside in about two to four weeks. I don't know if I can wait that long!