Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chicken Pox

This girl in choir who sits two rows behind me has the chicken pox. There were only 3 second sopranos in class today (out of I don't remember), and we weren't anywhere near each other because there is a system to where we sit in choir (part and height). The poor girl who was sitting at the top by herself came down and sat by me. Basically this is how the conversation went:
her: "Jenny sits right by me. I'm glad I've already had the chicken pox."
Me: "You can get them twice."
her. "Really?"
Me: "Yup, it's rare though.

Thank you Mallory Pike for teaching the world that it's possible to get the chicken pox twice.

Apparently it can happen in adults with bad immune systems... in other words...if i was anywhere near her when she was contagious. I'm screwed.

I think i'm psyching myself out... I'm itching.

At least I know it's all in my head :)

I hope


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nikki said...

Also, if you had chicken pox as a kid, you're susceptible to getting shingles. I had shingles when I was only two months post-partum and it SUCKED!!!!

Sadako said...

Ugh. I live in fear of shingles, as someone who's had the pox. (None of this new fangled vaccine stuff for me!)

nikki said...

Sadako - shingles SUCK. I had it on my abdomen and it was terribly painful to the touch. And it was made worse by the fact that I was nursing a two-month old child, who wanted nothing more than to press up against my tummy while I was breastfeeding him.

BSC AG said...

My dad had shingles and it ended up complicating into post-herpetic neurolgia, which still (more than a year later) gives him some nerve pain on the side of his face.

So, the BSC is making you think you might have chicken pox? I, along with many others, was convinced I had diabetes any time I was really thirsty.

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