Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I seem to have caught a cold. My head is leaking. :(

I hope I haven't been passing it along to people ahead of knowing about it.


  1. I went to a colleague's birthday party the other night, with 50 people there, around a third of them children, and it turns out two days later that one of the children just came down with chickenpox.

    I suspect that was Patient Zero in a soon-to-be epidemic.

  2. Ewww, ugh. Have you been vaccinated? (It's a very common vaccine, even for adults, in the US.)

  3. No, not vaccinated. But I had chickenpox (twice!) as a kid. (Apparently you can get it a second time if the first time was mild.)

    I suspect many of the others present were not vaccinated and some of them won't have had it, though.

    I hope you feel better soon.

  4. Ugh. When I went to a doctor some years ago, after a LONG time of not, I didn't know if I'd had chickenpox as a kid, so they did a titre, and I didn't show antibodies, so they did the vaccine. Then I asked my Mom, and she said I'd had a really bad case with pox on top of pox. But I guess I didn't keep up the antibodies?

    I hope you don't get it!

    (Are chickenpox vaccines pretty standard there, or no, for little kids?)