I've got chickenpox, at my age.......still young at heart I suppose.

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  1. gibbsy

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    I was feeling rather unwell last week, flu like symptoms, aches and pains so I brought forward my usual osteopath appointment. When I was there he mentioned that I had a rash on my back. Next day it was all over me. On my head, behind my ears, typical chickenpox rash. Doctor confirmed this yesterday but too late for anti-viral drugs. Got to stick it out.

    But how the hell did I get it? Though I better tell my next door neighbour as they have a two and a half year old. Turns out he had been unwell a few weeks ago, around the time he came running into our front garden and grabbed my hand (he really is a cracking little 'un). Now his mother tells me that both she and her brother were carriers of the virus although never fully developed it themselves so she may have passed this party trick onto her son.

    Not fair people, I'm 65 next year, far too old for childish illnessess. No more Speckled Hen for me, going to go for something with hops in it instead of squashed fowls.

    Please feel free to pass your sympathies onto me as I'm going to have to give The Old White Horse a miss tonight.:(
     
  2. Digital Tench

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    Bugger!

    Sure you didn't have it in "black and white" and forgot (easy at your age) :) and don't have shingles (same virus).
     
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    If it's shingles he's in for hell :(
     
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    I would hope his doctor would know the difference.
     
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    I would hope so, but going by personal experience I don't have much faith in GPs
     
  6. bluedroog

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    I remember my chickenpox clear as day and very fondly. Was in infant school and rather than me fein illness the teacher approached me! Checked my back and sent me home, I felt absolutely fine but got time off school.
     
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    Should have taken samples so they could bottle it and sell it to schoolchildren everywhere.
     
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    not sure if i've had it or not, i think i did when i was younger, or do you get immunised?
    get well soon anyway!
     
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    Not fun. Hope it doesn't itch too much and that you haven't passed it on to your osteopath.

    BTW avoid pregnant women, chicken pox may be a childish disease but not so good for those yet to be born
     
  10. Mr Incredible

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    I've had it three times. Twice as an adult.
     
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    Parents tend to have pox parties these days to spread it and get it out of the way whilst the kids are still small. Your lucky you haven't got a q of mums at the door !
     
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    I had it as a kid and got a mild case of it when my two kids had it. Of course, they didn't have the decency to get it at the same time, they had it one after the other...
     
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    I bet gibbsy would love a queue of young mums at his door haha. Get well soon mate. Not sure which one it was I had as a kid but think it was German measles where I felt awful. Had to have the curtains closed my eyes were so sensitive so probably was. Can't remember if I had chicken pox I will ask my mother.
     
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    It's can be much more serious in adults, keep an eye on it.
     
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    My sympathies Gibbsy, I remember chicken pox when I was a child and having a bath in some purple stuff that was supposed to stop the itching (it didn't and it gave me a kind of fake tan :blush:). I had shingles last year (after my OH had it) and we've both had it come back to some degree since (her worse than me but don't tell ;)).
     
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    Not feeling too bad today, itching has subsided considerably although I've little energy. Doctor put me on antibiotics which I thought strange for a virus but it's to prevent secondary infections.

    Funny that a queue of mothers has formed at the front door.:)
     
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    at least you still have your sense of humour
     
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