I Had the Chicken Pox

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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
    Feb 18, 2009

    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


    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

    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...
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    1 Response Dec 17, 2008
    deleted deleted
    Aug 29, 2015


    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
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Dec 17, 2008

    I have it right now. I

    even had the vaccine when I was little but I still fell into the small chance of getting it.
    jess965 jess965
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2016

    Twice!! Like, what the hell?

    Once in preschool and once in first grade.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 5, 2014

    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

    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
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2008

    Last of the 90's kids to get em'.

    And I got some scars that I hate from them. errr.
    Lhokw Lhokw
    22-25, F
    Sep 10, 2015

    As a young adult. Somehow,

    despite my parents every effort to expose me to the virus so I could get it out of the way when I was young (that principally sound concept that I wonder if it is still in practice today), I never contracted chicken pox. That is until I was in my twenties and working later...
    WellFrog WellFrog
    51-55, M
    Nov 30, 2015

    I Had Chicken Pox...

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

    Yeah. When I was about 7.

    Back then ('72) you were quarrentined! Nobody came into or left the house for nearly a week! I remember being bored out of my skull 24/7!! Only 3 tv channels. Only four radio stations. No video. The only good thing I remember was the seemingly endless supply of ice cream. And...
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Oct 29, 2014

    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

    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
    46-50, M
    May 28, 2011

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    Mar 13, 2009

    I was in the first grade.

    I missed like 3 weeks of school. I'm glad they finally got a vaccination for those. they were miserable.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 20, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2008

    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


    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

    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
    May 27, 2011


    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...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 18, 2009

    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

    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

    It was when I was 8. It was the only way people

    could tell my brother and I apart. (I have an identical twin)
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1
    18-21, M
    Oct 29, 2014


    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
    Aug 22, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2010

    I got it December 2014 I was 23

    and I caught it from brother omg that was the worst **** ever! I got it on my eyebrow and my face then it broke out on my torso. I even go one in the back of my mouth! And even places you don't like talking about I got them there too. I was down for 3 weeks worse then the flu by...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2016

    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
    26-30, F
    13 Responses Nov 20, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    In the fourth grade.

    so yay i never have to get it again and can be around people who have it but i will have shingles eventually...... *smh*. so thats something to NOT look forward to. :/
    violet1698 violet1698
    31-35, F
    Sep 16, 2014

    Down with #Chicken Pox.

    .................................................. :(
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo
    22-25, F
    Jul 8, 2015

    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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