Coronavirus, Covid 19 Discussion and How It Has Affected Your Daily Life Chat Thread

sourland

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Curious, sourland. Do you remember what your reaction to chicken pox was when you were a kid?

I remember my older sisters having chicken pox, but do not remember having it myself. I also do not remember having mumps. Measles I had - resulting in the 'Green snake in the Saltines box' dream. :lau I am curious to see what reaction you have to the second shot.
 

IamRainey

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Me too! My daughter had a bad day after her second shot but then hers was Pfizer. She described it as feeling as if her muscles were trying to tear one another apart. Still, she was grateful to be vaccinated and delighted to hear our turn had come up.

She will be approaching her maximum immunity in the coming week. YAY!!!!!!
 

Ruthster55

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I don't remember ever having had chicken pox, although I am old enough that they say everyone got it. Had plenty of colds and tonsillitis as a kid probably because my mother smoked in the house. Had tonsils out at age 6.

The only vaccine that I really react to is the tetanus shot, probably because I have had a number of them after stuff like bicycle wrecks.

Very little reaction to stuff like annual flu shots, yellow fever vaccination, rabies prophylaxis for travelers, etc. Mild reaction to MMR of which I had an extra because of college campus measles years ago.
 

IamRainey

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Too funny, Ruthster. I had my tonsils out at 6 too. I think I had them out pretty much because the older daughter of one of my mother's friends (I didn't even know the girl) was having hers out so my mother arranged to have mine out so she had company in the hospital.

My impression was everyone had all the "childhood diseases" because when they made the rounds all the mothers got everyone exposed at the same time to get it over with.

I don't know if my mother's social circle was typical or not but, in retrospect, it seems they sure had a strange philosophy about public health!

OTOH, they were completely paranoid about polio and I knew kids who practically grew up in shrink wrap.
 

Ruthster55

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Too funny, Ruthster. I had my tonsils out at 6 too. I think I had them out pretty much because the older daughter of one of my mother's friends (I didn't even know the girl) was having hers out so my mother arranged to have mine out so she had company in the hospital.

My impression was everyone had all the "childhood diseases" because when they made the rounds all the mothers got everyone exposed at the same time to get it over with.

I don't know if my mother's social circle was typical or not but, in retrospect, it seems they sure had a strange philosophy about public health!

OTOH, they were completely paranoid about polio and I knew kids who practically grew up in shrink wrap.
Polio was being eradicated when I was little (I took the sugar cube with the red juice on it). However, talked with someone who grew up a few years earlier and his parents were paranoid.

Yeah - my mom wanted me to have a tonsils-out friend. I have long lost track of that hospital roommate.
 

aart

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I'd like my body telling me that it was reacting to the vaccine just a bit more.
Do you usually have reactions to the flu shot?
Little to no reaction to the flu shot.
There ya go then!


I don't remember ever having had chicken pox, although I am old enough that they say everyone got it.
My mother tried to expose me as a kid, didn't work.
I did have measles and mumps as a kid.
I caught CP from my kids when I was 30.
 

Beer can

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Chicken pox, lol, they don't even get it anymore do they? Remember our oldest (22 now...where does time go..)when she had to have the shot called it the "polka dot shot" :lol:
I had it bad when I was 4, actually remember it. Had a couple I couldn't stop itching on my chest up by my shoulder still have the scars from it one about the size of a quarter and other little smaller than a dime.
 

Beer can

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I got a award from work (many also did I wasn't only one)
Laminated award stating I had perfect attendance during the year of covid. Got a free day in lieu.
DW had to be funny, put it on the fridge, took a pic, had ready to post on FB "kids 'all virtual learning' haven't had anything, awards to put on the fridge, but Daddy has"
Don't you dare post that :mad:
She didn't just F n g with me but I guess pretty funny lol :gig
 

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