I had a severe case of Shingles a few years back. I ached, felt like I had the Flu, My midriff was sore to the touch. This started on a Saturday. This continued until the following Wednesday when I went to take a shower and saw the blisters. This lasted about three - four weeks. This was 2014. I also have Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma in 2003 and is in remission. Now I am suffering from after the Shingles with Nerve Damage and a itchy rash which is on my midriff, no blisters, numbness and small red rash not that huge. Only on the midriff. When the Shingles broke out for the first time I had it on my entire right side of my back and around under the right breast and midriff. My Doctor said I have permanent nerve damage from the Shingles because I had a severe case. I was told I could not take the vaccine because of the Lymphoma. This Doctor told me it was for one year only than I could take the shot. She told me I could get the Shingles again. I had Chicken Pox when I was six months old along with my twin sister.