|Chicken Pox, not so bad.|
Shingles, not so good.
Every time Nugget or Thor say they have a bug bite or are itchy, I am sure its chicken pox. 100% positive. Which of course will send me into an insane panic. Despite my mother's best efforts, I didn't get CP as a kid and now as an adult I fear acquiring the pink dotted monster.
I looked it up on WebMd and for someone whose auto-immune system is in good shape like myself, I'd probably just be inconvenience, but what about the severe side effects that I may have to deal with.
Also, it would be weird to post on Facebook or Twitter that I have chicken pox, and then it would be weirder that my friends would ask me to watch their kids so they could get it like a normal person as a child.
Honestly I am itching just writing this post.
"Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles and also known as zona, is a viral disease characterized by a painfulskin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body, often in a stripe. The initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes the acute (short-lived) illness chickenpox which generally occurs in children and young people. Once an episode of chickenpox has resolved, the virus is not eliminated from the body but can go on to cause shingles—an illness with very different symptoms—often many years after the initial infection."Thankfully none of my kids has chicken pox yet, but with one in school. Another a very active gymboree member, someone is going to pick up something.