Formerly Known as Rockstars' Ramblings
I wish I could help. I'm just not very good at the anti-vax debate; I'm not too educated on it. I usually just ask these morons to cite sources and they send me to websites full of anecdotes and B.S.mehI left a supportive comment anyway - your Rockstar is deaf in his left ear because of that disease.
Same problem here, though I don't even have an anecdote like that to share. I'm just young enough to have caught the HIB vaccine, and have thankfully avoided it. There were other vaccines I unfortunately missed, though, like the Chicken Pox vaccine. Somehow, this led to me getting it twice. Doctors are still trying to figure that one out.
I've had the opposite situation: never had chicken pox, though over my life I've been repeatedly and sometimes quite terribly exposed to it. That confused more than one pediatrician.Man, I really hope I'm somehow immune. I'd hate to get that shit these days.
In theory, I guess it's possible that you got a very small exposure at some point early in you life and your immune system built up an immunity to that without ever getting a full-blown case of it.
That's very similar to what happened to me. I was exposed at a very young age, but didn't contract it until Second Grade. And then, it was such a mild case that my doctor wasn't even sure it was chicken pox. I had a blood test done a few years later, which confirmed that I was immune. If you really want to know, and given the danger of shingles you probably should, you could ask your doctor about that sort of test.
That's a really good idea, now that I finally have health insurance. One doctor hypothesized that I was perhaps exposed in utero, as my mother was exposed when I was pregnant, and that could account for my seeming immunity, but I believe that I will get that tested sooner rather than later.
I meant to say "My mother eas exposed when she was pregnant with me." Apologies for the oversight. I am not, nor have I ever been pregnant. I'd be severely worried if that ever happened.
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