Just spoke to Christine's Mom and appears C may have the Shingles. It's a very painful adult version of Chicken Pox that attacks the nerves. She has flu-like symptoms without fever. She's only contagious to anyones whose never had chicken pox. If you had chicken pox as a kid and your immune system is good, there's no worrisome for you. Christine's taking big painkiller pills. This bad condition may last several weeks.