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I Had the Chicken Pox

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    Loooong Time Ago

    Dec. 25, 2010 I barely remember having chicken pox...but today is the anniversary, lol. I think it was grade 3; I was in school that year and I think the whole class had it, but I got it for Christmas. Fun fun fun. :p That's pretty much all I remember, is that I had it on...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F Dec 25, 2010

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    More Then Once

    yes I have had them Three times once when I was in high school and twice as an adult   the last time was the worst I broke out during my sign language class
    librakitty05 librakitty05 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2008

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    Guuuuh

    I had the shot when i was younger, but I just came down with the chicken pox yesterday. I am 24. 3 days ago I felt like i was coming down with the flu...achy, chilled, exhausted, and according to the girlfriend very very cranky. 2 days ago I noticed a weird "bug bite" on my...
    alexandral alexandral 18-21 Aug 22, 2010

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    When I was nine unfortunately I spent that summer with the chicken pox.  It was horrible having it in the summer and being all itchy.  My mom was on my butt about not scratching but, of course, I did scratch and I still have some of the scars from it today.  I...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    When I Was Very Little

    I had them when I was like 9 I still remember getting out of school for two weeks.
    evilkittymew evilkittymew 36-40, F Mar 13, 2009

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    I Was 4

    When I had it. I don't remember much, but I remember having to stay home for a while, and having spots all over.
    shygirl93 shygirl93 16-17, F Jul 7, 2010

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    A Long Long Time Ago...

    in a chicken coop far, far away.  I still remember picking at the little scabs...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 6, 2009

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    Thanks Chicken Pox

    We were kids, it was Easter and my sister and I both caught it at the same time! We lounged around on the sofa eating chocolate eggs! ^^ They were very itchy but not as bad as other people's. So I'm glad about that. Actually it was fairly enjoyable. Probably one of the best...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2008

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    Caught It From My Sister (with Full Intent On My Mother's Part, Lol)pre

     I was in pre-k and my sister was in kindergarten. She got the chicken pox first, and mom decided we should play together even more than usual. Of course, I got the chicken pox, as well. I had to stay home from school for a few days. At my pre-k teacher's request, my mom...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2008

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    As A Kid

    A horrible time! But I'm glad it happened when it did and I got it out of the way. From what I hear, it's far more dangerous to get it as an adult.
    aktor1970 aktor1970 41-45, M May 28, 2011

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    But They Told Me It Was a Spider Bite!

     I was 7 or so, in grade school, I remember having this little bump on my lower back, it itched, so I scratched it. At some point, I got irritated with it and asked the after school care provider to look at it for me. They said it was a spider bite, they put some antiboitic...
    Blazespirit Blazespirit 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2008

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    Chicken Pox And The Thrilling Sequel . . . . Shingles!!!

    When I was a tender age of 4 I got the chicken pox. I only remember a few things about like being itchy and taking those really weird baths. For some reason I enjoyed them even though I wasn't taking my normal bath lol!!! I got to miss pre-school and hang with my grandparents...
    Antwan1914 Antwan1914 26-30, M Apr 26, 2012

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    Fourth Grade

    My neighbor across the street got it when we were in fourth grade. My mom had me go play with her, and 2 days after she got better, I woke up with a spot on my cheek and felt tired all day. It was the day before Easter break, and instead of being excited, all I wanted to do was...
    jemmycrickets jemmycrickets 22-25 May 27, 2011

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    I Was 9

    i had the chicken pox when i was 9 years old and boy did i hate it. i was throwing up , i itched so badly and my mom did everything she could to help me through this. nothing like a mothers love when you are sick.
    TwitchyTwitch TwitchyTwitch 22-25, M Jul 16, 2012

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    A Bumpy Ride

    I was one SICK 5 year old when I had the chicken pox! Typically the bumps start on the torso or back of the body. My first bump appeared on the cheek of my face. Mom didn't realize what it was, and popped the sore! I now have a nice little scar to remember that experience. lol...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 22, 2010

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    Scar On My Forehead and Pox Parties

    i had chicken pox when i was little... probably 5, i still have a scar on my forehead. my friend had a kid and is not vaccinating him so she is going to take him to a pox party to catch it when he's like 5-6 so he can get it out of the way. good luck finding one, everyone's...
    HumboldtCounty HumboldtCounty 22-25, F Sep 25, 2009

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    A Pox On Me

    I was 14 when I contracted this virus. I was extremely sick for 2 weeks with it. The first week was the worst of course with all of the blisters that covered me from head to toe(literally). I looked like the pictures of some child suffering from small pox. My sheets had to be...
    jatpack3 jatpack3 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    There's An Ugly After Effect

     It's called shingles.  I found out about it when I got it oh so many years after haing and getting over chickenpox.  Damn that chicken.  Shingles can come on without warning, and in really odd places on your body.  It can even blind you.  Not...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 3 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    Gah!

    My bro had them first, and my mom told me to play with him so that I could get them so that later in life i wouldn't have more difficulties. But I think i had chicken pox twice. I remember it once when I was younger from my bro, and later on I had something similar. Not pleasant...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2008

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    I Had the Chicken Pox

    I caught the chicken pox from my brother when I was a Senior in High School. It was a horrible time to have the chicken pox and to miss that much school. When I was young, I remember that when one child would get the chicken pox, other mothers would bring their children to play...
    femme7 femme7 41-45, F Jul 15, 2008

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    It Was Awful!

    I was in nursing school  in my late 20's and my godson contracted the illness and subsequently exposed me to the virus. I thought I had been exposed during childhood and maybe had gotten off with a mild case or something, but I was wrong. The fever was the worst I've ever...
    2rose 2rose 41-45 Feb 18, 2009

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    Pox

    I had the chicken pox when I was in my early 20's, my first spot started on my left breast then within half a day I had heaps of spots it was amazing how quickly they all popped up everywhere. I had heaps of spots in my hair and thanfully none on my face. It wasn't as bad as I...
    fraka fraka 41-45, F Nov 18, 2009

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    It Was Like the Demon's Spawn.....

    Chicken Pox  hit me when I was like 5 or 6 years old. I caught from being around my cousins 4 a visit. The next day I woke up with major "bumpage" and scratching alot. So with that I had 2 stay home from school 4 a week and use the usual calamine lotion ...
    coconutzismyflava coconutzismyflava 22-25, F Jan 5, 2009

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    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response May 11

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    I Had It When I Was 5

    now they give u a shot to avoid getting it which is dumb if u get it as adult it can kill u or make u deadily ill.i had it in kindergarden and i still have quite a few scars i remember how bad the itching was and when i went back to school week later i wasnt contagious but i had...
    prettytasty prettytasty 31-35, F Jan 19, 2011

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    Haha

    I remember only one thing from having chicken pox. I was sitting on my mom's bed and she was about to start rubbing some anti-itch lotion on my back and arms.  I was reading the back of the bottle and it said "Not for use on chicken pox" I told my mom and now...
    axelval axelval 18-21, T Dec 13, 2008

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    I Had the Chicken Pox When I Was Little, Around When I First Started School.

    when i first started primary school  there was a girl or a boy, someone in my class that had the chicken pox and i caught it off them - it's very infectious - and i had to miss out on lots of school. it was a long time ago so the memories aren't vivid but i do remember the...
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 13 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    It Wasn't Fun

    The chicken pox made its round at school when I was about 10 years old. My sister got it first then several days later I noticed I caught it too. I don't remember how long I stayed home from school (maybe a week?) but I didn't enjoy the cold calamine lotion on the 'pox'!
    Morgause Morgause 41-45, F Nov 17, 2010

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    Pox

    Our mothers staged chicken pox parties, so that all their kids could get infected and get it over with. new Ajax.InPlaceEditor('cedit_2505910', '/ajax/edit_entry_comment.php', {rows:5,cols:60,callback: function(form, value) { return 'c=2505910&e=715801&comment=' + escape...
    GoodOldDirk GoodOldDirk 46-50, M Sep 26, 2009

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    I Shouldn't Have Been Playing Nintendo

    Got it from my cousin when I was in kindergarten I'm convinced I caught it from my cousin when he had the chicken pox, but I was playing Nintendo with him and my aunt kept telling me to stop hanging out with him because I'm just going to get it ...and I did.  And I ...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F Dec 6, 2008

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    I Had Chicken Pox

    i had chicken pox when i was 22 years old,can you beleive it.i cant imagine how i got them.it wasnt the most comfortable thing to have.
    clayantony clayantony 41-45, M Aug 31, 2009

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    I Found The Chicken Pox Cure

    I got Chicken Pox twice. As a kid, and as an adult. I didn't think you could get it twice - you can. I began researching the chicken pox and found many safe, natural solutions that are effective. I met many doctors and experts. I was later able to help others with chicken pox and...
    fastchickenpoxcure fastchickenpoxcure 31-35, M Oct 12, 2010

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    I had the chickenpox twice.

    The first time was considered a "minor" case. Some years later, I had the chickenpox again, but this time it was considered a "major" case, and lasted much longer.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M Jan 25

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    When I Was Younger

    I had them when I was younger. Like all kids do when we are young. I hated them so much.
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Feb 21, 2011

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    Nontraditional Patient

    I was 21 before I ever contracted chicken pox - and let me just say, for those who had it for a few days in elementary school, you will always have something for which to be grateful!   Lemon juice, though more painful, works far better than oatmeal baths a calamine. 3...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 17, 2008

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    Awful

    I was in fourth grade. My mom was worried because I hadn't gotten them yet. But a kid in my class did and shortly after him, so did I. They were pretty bad. I had them under my eyelids. Those were painful. I couldn't even brush my hair without crying. Ugh.  
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    Yup I Got Them

    I had it 3 years ago when I went on holiday.. I didn't realize what it was when I first got a couple of the spots.. I was really worried that something was wrong with me.. but then as I got more spots I realized I had chicken pox. I hated having to go home though after my holiday...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F Sep 26, 2009

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    Me Too

    I had the chicken pox when I was 9 going on 10. I well remember the fever and the itch.
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 1, 2012

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    I Got It Too When I Was Kid

    i was about 3. i remember only that it was a big deal for my parents, and that the first day was a nightmare, but after that the worst part was the itch. i'm glad i had it, now if i decide to have kids, they're not running chance of having it first year when it's really...
    pspsps pspsps 36-40, F Oct 6, 2009

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    As a Kid

     it wasn't too bad. i wasn't that sick. the whole itchy pustules thing is a bit gross. but i managed to get over it without any significant scarring, or any bad consequences. i'm glad i had it as a kid, i hear its pretty bad as an adult. i wonder why that is. Cm
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 14, 2009

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    Never Had It...

    Which means if I get it now, it could kill me... HAHA... Awesome!
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    I Had Chicken Pox...

    On Christmas when I was about 9... good thing my mom already had them when she was younger :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 16, 2010

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    I Don't Remember That!

    I have no recollection of it but I've got marks here and there. That's great because I've heard it's not too pleasant and everybody loves scars :D
    Chrestomanci Chrestomanci 22-25, M Jan 30, 2011

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    Can't Beleive It's Now a Thing of the Past!!

    and my daughter getting a shot for it! Our parents used to cart us around to a house of a child with the virus so that we would get it and it would be over with! And boy did it itch! Our moms would be so happy when those tell-tale bumps first appeared on our backs or stomachs...
    PinUpPaige PinUpPaige 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    In Grade 2 And 3 I Got A Few Viruses

    I got chicken pox. messles and mumps within a year and I was very sick each time... I was so ill and sicking up and itchy all over.... when I was little I loved to have tomato soup and toast for dinner it was a comfort food. and I recall having banana or cherry flavored...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Aug 2, 2011

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    Always the Drama Queen...

    I got chicken pox when I was about 6yrs old.  My little sister had them at the same time.  I had them pretty badly from what I have been told - I dont really remember it.  What I do remember is the gross baths Mum made me take in tea tree oil which was supposed to...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis 22-25 2 Responses Dec 22, 2008

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    My 2 Year Old Was Rushed To The Critical Unit With Sever Cellulitis Caused By Chicken Pox!!

    It all began sunday when i noticed a chicken pox on his neck.was inflammed and was a hard lump underneath. I took him to the doctor who didnt even look properly and said just have some antibiotics and sent us away. This was at 6pm by 7 he was vomitting a fever of 39.6, blue lips...
    beckieeldridge beckieeldridge 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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