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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 11:10 PM
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78. siblings are good for that
i remember when three of my sons all got chicken pox withing weeks of each other. this was back before the vaccine, in the late 90's.
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  -"Chicken Pox Parties"- have all the kid's friends over to get it over with and avoid vaccinations underpants  Jan-14-09 07:34 PM   #0 
  - that is just... REALLY WEIRD!  Just A Yeller Dawg   Jan-14-09 07:36 PM   #1 
  - In 1978 my neighborhood did just that  SoCalDem   Jan-14-09 07:43 PM   #11 
  - They didn't have a vaccine for chicken pox then, did they?  Just A Yeller Dawg   Jan-14-09 08:00 PM   #20 
  - That was well before the vaccine..and we Moms were tired  SoCalDem   Jan-14-09 08:26 PM   #33 
  - self-delete  Mind_your_head   Jan-14-09 10:33 PM   #67 
  - "There were a few hardy ones"  WillYourVoteBCounted   Jan-15-09 12:40 AM   #104 
  - "There were a few hardy ones"  WillYourVoteBCounted   Jan-15-09 12:40 AM   #105 
  - One neighbor had FIVE kids, and only 4 got it  SoCalDem   Jan-15-09 02:15 AM   #144 
  - Why the chicken pox vaccine isn't available in the UK  WillYourVoteBCounted   Jan-15-09 12:58 AM   #122 
     - interesting.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 01:11 AM   #130 
     - Gary S. Goldman did a study that supports that theory.  BalancedGoat   Jan-15-09 01:20 AM   #134 
     - Associated. Not the direct cause of.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 01:31 AM   #137 
     - That doesn't say the chicken pox vaccine isn't available  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 01:25 AM   #136 
     - it actually says" Why isnt the chickenpox vaccine available in the UK? "  WillYourVoteBCounted   Jan-15-09 08:53 PM   #263 
     - It sucks that I had both. n/t  greguganus   Jan-15-09 04:19 AM   #171 
     - I've seen chicken-pox related shingles in an elderly adult and it's terrifying  HamdenRice   Jan-15-09 11:01 AM   #213 
        - I was 22 with a severe case of shingles  Roon   Jan-15-09 05:59 PM   #252 
        - as long as we're injecting live virus into people, shingles will  girl gone mad   Jan-15-09 08:57 PM   #264 
  - Chicken Pox vaccine is relatively recent -- 1995  TahitiNut   Jan-14-09 08:52 PM   #43 
  - Well, ya got ten years on me TN  Just A Yeller Dawg   Jan-14-09 09:22 PM   #47 
  - Yep, I had the lot  canetoad   Jan-15-09 01:00 AM   #123 
  - And if you weant to know the difference between then and now, in one succinct quote:  Oak2004   Jan-17-09 10:51 PM   #276 
  - I got chicken pox twice.  jmm   Jan-14-09 09:41 PM   #50 
  - And there is nothing worse than a arrogant doctor who will INSIST  JeanGrey   Jan-15-09 04:38 AM   #178 
  - Sometime between '88 and '98  lolly   Jan-16-09 11:58 PM   #269 
  - 50 people in the US die every year from chicken pox  proud2Blib   Jan-14-09 10:08 PM   #61 
  - In the late 70's my nephew's CP invaded his airways, his ears, his eyelids  Veganistan   Jan-14-09 11:05 PM   #75 
  - Couldn't agree more.  proud2Blib   Jan-14-09 11:47 PM   #83 
  - Yes, & 12,000-plus kids die each year from accidents, mostly automobile.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 12:16 AM   #96 
     - Maybe look up the definition of accident.  tabasco   Jan-15-09 12:40 AM   #102 
     - intentionally giving kids diseases was exactly what everyone did before 1995.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 12:46 AM   #110 
        - But now there is a vaccine, we are talking about that and now.  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 12:49 AM   #112 
        - No need - but no need to e.g. "report them for child abuse" either.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 12:54 AM   #117 
           - Intentionally infecting your child(ren) with an easily preventable disease is not child abuse?  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 12:57 AM   #120 
              - not chickenpox, not in my book, maybe in yours.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 01:05 AM   #126 
        - Everyone? I've never heard of this practice.  lizzy   Jan-15-09 09:01 PM   #266 
     - Less die now that seat belts are required.  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 12:42 AM   #106 
     - no, that's a recent statistic. seatbelts have been around a long time.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 12:51 AM   #115 
        - No, it has to do with using the technology that exists to save lives.  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 12:55 AM   #118 
           - i think chicken pox "parties" are fine. i think vaccination is fine.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 01:09 AM   #129 
     - That doesn't mean that we can't try to prevent both  underpants   Jan-15-09 05:23 AM   #187 
  - siblings are good for that  shanti   Jan-14-09 11:10 PM   #78 
     - all three of us kids had chicken pox at the same time  Roon   Jan-15-09 06:03 PM   #254 
  - My brother came home with chicken pox  malaise   Jan-14-09 08:25 PM   #32 
     - "chicken pox is not polio"  WillYourVoteBCounted   Jan-15-09 12:43 AM   #107 
     - We all had our polio shots  malaise   Jan-15-09 07:09 AM   #200 
     - But SHINGLES which is secondary chicken pox  turtlensue   Jan-15-09 08:21 AM   #205 
        - bull. the vaccine has only been in existence 14 years, which means the first generation to get it  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 05:34 PM   #245 
        - Not true...  Juniperx   Jan-15-09 06:41 PM   #260 
  - Didn't South Park do an episode on this phenomenon back in the day? n/t  Mojambo   Jan-14-09 07:36 PM   #2 
  - Yup. They retaliated by finding ways to give "chickenpox" to all the adults  HypnoToad   Jan-14-09 07:46 PM   #14 
  - It is a form of herpes  Winebrat   Jan-14-09 07:47 PM   #15 
  - Yeah, the kids were inflicted with "chicken-herpes" by the parents making them play together...  backscatter712   Jan-15-09 12:40 AM   #103 
  - "Time To Play Ookie Mouth!" -NT-  jayfish   Jan-15-09 06:43 PM   #261 
     - Mom, why don't you have cold sores?  backscatter712   Jan-17-09 10:05 PM   #273 
  - ...  xchrom   Jan-14-09 07:37 PM   #3 
  - Intentionally spreading disease? What reckless idiots...  Winebrat   Jan-14-09 07:37 PM   #4 
  - My wife heard this on a morning radio show  underpants   Jan-14-09 07:39 PM   #7 
  - My dad has shingles  Winebrat   Jan-14-09 07:42 PM   #10 
     - For those who are caring for their elderly parents......... GET THEM THE VACCINE  Veganistan   Jan-14-09 11:08 PM   #77 
     - Get their elderly parents the vaccine? Maybe I missed something, but if they're  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 01:23 AM   #135 
     - He got it from reactivated virus in his own body, not from "selfish assholes".  Hannah Bell   Jan-14-09 11:54 PM   #88 
        - He didn't say his father got it from the selfish assholes.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 12:36 AM   #99 
           - How many of these parents are taking 2 wks off work to stay home with their kids?  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 12:45 AM   #109 
           - Did you mean this for me? I'm against the parties.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 12:50 AM   #114 
              - I am in agreement with you. Have posted this elsewhere too.  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 12:52 AM   #116 
                 - Oh, okay. Gotcha.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 01:01 AM   #124 
           - It was definitely something that made sense prior to vaccines being available.  Crunchy Frog   Jan-15-09 03:53 AM   #165 
           - As a parent I really agree with you  applejuice   Jan-15-09 05:45 AM   #190 
           - Thanks for coming to the defense  Winebrat   Jan-15-09 10:05 AM   #206 
  - from what I understand, you don't want to get chicken pox as an adult  libnnc   Jan-14-09 07:40 PM   #9 
  - I had chicken pox as an adult.  surrealAmerican   Jan-14-09 08:23 PM   #31 
  - I had chicken pox at the age of 28. I have NEVER been so ill. I thought I was going to die.  myrna minx   Jan-15-09 12:48 PM   #217 
  - A high fever can cause hearing loss, among other things  kskiska   Jan-17-09 12:55 AM   #270 
  - AFAIK, the vaccine is just as dangerous for shingles  Journalgrrl   Jan-14-09 09:49 PM   #52 
     - No.  Pithlet   Jan-14-09 10:00 PM   #57 
        - Yes, the vaccine does wear off.  girl gone mad   Jan-15-09 03:04 AM   #151 
           - Yes, They do recommend a booster now.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 05:20 AM   #186 
           - i knew this would happen. my kids had to get it. now what.... gonna have abunch of adults  seabeyond   Jan-15-09 06:23 AM   #196 
              - yes, that is one of the big items in the "cost-effective" studies!  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 05:16 PM   #239 
  - That's apparently why the Brits don't vaccinate for chickenpox, the reckless idiots.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 01:20 AM   #133 
  - Actually, reexposure to chickenpox in adults who have already had it  Crunchy Frog   Jan-15-09 03:49 AM   #163 
  - The vaccine can lead to shingles, too.  girl gone mad   Jan-15-09 04:31 AM   #175 
  - Well, that's how I got it  WolverineDG   Jan-14-09 07:37 PM   #5 
  - I got it from my brother when I was 4.  tammywammy   Jan-14-09 07:44 PM   #12 
  - It's highly contagious  WolverineDG   Jan-14-09 07:54 PM   #17 
  - Same here  Raine   Jan-14-09 07:50 PM   #16 
     - I was about 4 as well.  BullGooseLoony   Jan-15-09 12:49 AM   #113 
  - When I was growing up  Lebam in LA   Jan-14-09 07:38 PM   #6 
  - Yep, when the neighborhood kids  kiva   Jan-14-09 07:45 PM   #13 
     - Yes, This was back in the 50's  Lebam in LA   Jan-14-09 08:36 PM   #36 
     - It's more dangerous for teens or adults. Not an assumption, fact.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 12:39 AM   #101 
  - About 25 years ago  hobbit709   Jan-14-09 07:39 PM   #8 
  - "You've had chicken pox, right?"  WolverineDG   Jan-14-09 07:59 PM   #19 
  - I haven't had chicken pox.  Rockholm   Jan-15-09 10:32 AM   #209 
  - My mom did this for me 25 years ago...  MiltonF   Jan-14-09 07:57 PM   #18 
  - its NOT harmless for all., some children get serious complications  turtlensue   Jan-14-09 08:01 PM   #21 
  - You can still get Shingles from the vaccine.  MiltonF   Jan-14-09 08:10 PM   #26 
  - Really? Link, please. n/t  Pithlet   Jan-14-09 08:18 PM   #29 
     - he's right  canucksawbones   Jan-14-09 08:35 PM   #35 
     - Well, that doesn't exactly make him right.  Pithlet   Jan-14-09 08:47 PM   #40 
     - He's right  proud2Blib   Jan-14-09 11:50 PM   #85 
        - He's talking about the vaccine. Not the virus.  Pithlet   Jan-14-09 11:55 PM   #90 
           - They don't know, is the answer. The vaccine is only 14 years old (20 in japan),  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 06:34 PM   #257 
  - The vaccine has not been out long enough for that determination  Journalgrrl   Jan-14-09 09:55 PM   #54 
  - ITYM whooping cough, and from what I understand, the issue is:  boppers   Jan-15-09 02:04 AM   #141 
  - I think you have this backwards. Shingles comes from having had chickepox, not being exposed again  HamdenRice   Jan-15-09 11:17 AM   #215 
  - nope, yet to be determined.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 05:41 PM   #248 
  - But is it harmless for all people? Increasingly, scientists are looking at a model  hedgehog   Jan-14-09 08:07 PM   #24 
  - Scary viruses - who knows what "hell" they cause! Doctors/scientists sure don't (admittedly) know!  Mind_your_head   Jan-14-09 08:14 PM   #27 
  - It's not harmless.  Pithlet   Jan-14-09 08:09 PM   #25 
  - The disease is NOT harmless  Horse with no Name   Jan-14-09 08:22 PM   #30 
  - Notice the language?  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 04:27 AM   #173 
  - It was common when I was young  qwertyMike   Jan-14-09 08:28 PM   #34 
  - Please, please everyone take chickenpox seriously. n/t.  polly7   Jan-14-09 08:53 PM   #44 
  - No it is NOT harmless  proud2Blib   Jan-14-09 11:49 PM   #84 
  - except for my cousin, who almost died  AngryAmish   Jan-15-09 08:03 AM   #203 
  - My daughter has been exposed to them a few times and still hasn't caught it.  chimpsrsmarter   Jan-14-09 08:01 PM   #22 
  - Yep - we ALL did this (more or less) with our kids  Mind_your_head   Jan-14-09 08:02 PM   #23 
  - CARAZZZY!!!  ddeclue   Jan-14-09 08:15 PM   #28 
  - Why is it "CRAZY"? It's only natural.  Mind_your_head   Jan-14-09 08:48 PM   #41 
     - Yet you don't know what kinds of germs you are sharing...  ddeclue   Jan-14-09 08:56 PM   #45 
     - Hanta virus....that's really obscure (and rare)  Mind_your_head   Jan-14-09 09:26 PM   #49 
     - "natural" and "crazy" overlap at times (nt)  Posteritatis   Jan-14-09 11:21 PM   #82 
  - Never had chiken pox, mumps, or any of those childhood diseases  Confusious   Jan-14-09 08:43 PM   #37 
  - Go get your ass inoculated.  Occam Bandage   Jan-14-09 08:47 PM   #39 
  - You should get a titer to see if you're immune from exposure  LeftyMom   Jan-14-09 08:51 PM   #42 
  - My mom never had any of those diseases either  proud2Blib   Jan-14-09 11:51 PM   #86 
  - I got mumps in my 20s  malaise   Jan-15-09 07:14 AM   #201 
  - That's how I got it twenty years ago. Still, this kind of shit is dangerous.  Occam Bandage   Jan-14-09 08:46 PM   #38 
  - Pregnant women and immunocompromised should NOT be around chickenpox.  uppityperson   Jan-14-09 09:17 PM   #46 
  - I can attest to that  MrsMatt   Jan-15-09 10:50 AM   #211 
  - It was normal for the kids to be exposed intentionally when I was growing up...  cynatnite   Jan-14-09 09:22 PM   #48 
  - While benign for most kids there's a bigger picture. i.e.,  pinto   Jan-14-09 09:43 PM   #51 
  - It's good to know my medical terminology course is paying off...  cynatnite   Jan-14-09 09:54 PM   #53 
     - Cool. You got it, right?  pinto   Jan-14-09 11:20 PM   #81 
        - or you can just go to the doctor if you get it  WillYourVoteBCounted   Jan-15-09 12:56 AM   #119 
  - Only in America would there be parties organized to spread herpes  no_hypocrisy   Jan-14-09 09:55 PM   #55 
  - That's what our moms did in the 60s!  eowyn_of_rohan   Jan-14-09 09:57 PM   #56 
  - My little sis got chicken pox when she was about eight or ten. She has terrible scars  bertman   Jan-14-09 10:00 PM   #58 
  - This is what my parents generation did with my generation.  Cleita   Jan-14-09 10:04 PM   #59 
  - My mom kept shipping me off to my infected cousins' houses  sfexpat2000   Jan-14-09 10:11 PM   #62 
     - You probably did but only got a mild case that no one noticed.  Cleita   Jan-14-09 10:14 PM   #64 
  - I grew up in the 60's  leftofthedial   Jan-14-09 10:08 PM   #60 
  - Oh bullshit.....the chicken pox vaccine hasn't been around very long...AND  Mind_your_head   Jan-14-09 10:31 PM   #66 
     - My younger daughter caught it when she was young, though I don't remember how old.  leftofthedial   Jan-14-09 10:34 PM   #68 
     - Awww....she came out better, 'worse for the wear', didn't she?  Mind_your_head   Jan-14-09 10:43 PM   #70 
     - Oh, I guess the hospitalization I required  Pithlet   Jan-14-09 10:52 PM   #73 
  - Well that boggles my mind.  lizzy   Jan-14-09 10:13 PM   #63 
  - It's not 'getting your child sick"..... it's natural immunization. n/t  Mind_your_head   Jan-14-09 10:24 PM   #65 
     - There's a bigger picture though. Do the kids go visit Grandma two days later,  pinto   Jan-14-09 10:49 PM   #72 
     - Kids have to stay home from school for at least a week also.  uppityperson   Jan-14-09 11:51 PM   #87 
     - I work for Public Health, can't help but find this party thing more than mind boggling.  pinto   Jan-15-09 12:07 AM   #94 
        - I know. Public Health, community is what is looked at.  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 12:14 AM   #95 
     - Exactly. People are most contagious BEFORE there's any symptoms.  SarahBelle   Jan-15-09 03:46 PM   #226 
     - pfft.......people can't stop sending their kids to school when they are sick  Mind_your_head   Jan-15-09 03:46 PM   #227 
     - No. It's exposing your child to a potential killer/debilitator because you read some stupid  Veganistan   Jan-14-09 11:13 PM   #79 
     - It's what most people did, one way or another, until the 90s.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 12:04 AM   #92 
        - Well, some didn't  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 12:21 AM   #97 
           - I lived before vaccines, so I probably have a better idea than you of how it was.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 12:37 AM   #100 
           - Well, for one thing, I'm not 14 years old.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 12:44 AM   #108 
              - I bet you are one of those people who use seat belts also.  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 12:47 AM   #111 
              - I know, I hate that kind of convoluted logic.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 12:57 AM   #121 
                 - Britain doesn't recommend chickenpox vax:  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 01:16 AM   #131 
                    - They're reconsidering.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 03:08 AM   #152 
              - Some people feel there's a benefit to not vaccinating. It makes sense to them, &  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 01:03 AM   #125 
              - No. I'm not going to go rounds with an anti-vaccer.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 01:18 AM   #132 
              - Guess the UK public health service is wrong, then. Since they don't recommend chickenpox vax  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 01:40 AM   #138 
                 - Who cares? They don't fail to recommend it because of any ill effects.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 01:56 AM   #140 
                    - Wrong.  BalancedGoat   Jan-15-09 02:05 AM   #142 
                    - Well, regardless. We do do them here.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 02:19 AM   #145 
                    - they don't recommend it - as you'd know if you read the link - because they feel  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 02:09 AM   #143 
                       - I read the link. I even commented on it upthread, before this discussion here.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 02:42 AM   #146 
                       - no, i think people who don't vaccinate for chickenpox have various  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 03:10 AM   #153 
                          - Look. We're just not going to agree.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 03:17 AM   #155 
                             - Vaccination is ALSO done not knowing the outcome. Some kids still get chickenpox;  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 04:07 AM   #168 
                       - Looks like the UK is reconsidering:  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 02:58 AM   #150 
                          - They're "investigating". In case you don't know, it's normal practice to "reconsider"  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 03:17 AM   #154 
                          - I can go back and find more links. That wasn't the only one.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 03:29 AM   #158 
                          - Did you read the part about how most European countries don't do the chickenpox vax?  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 03:35 AM   #160 
                             - No, no, no, no ,no. Don't misrepresent my position.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 03:53 AM   #166 
                                - ok, my misunderstanding.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 04:13 AM   #169 
                                   - I guess that's where the rub for me is. That decision to not vaccinate.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 04:36 AM   #176 
                                   - "The attitude that it's a harmless childhood disease is wrong."  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 04:45 AM   #179 
                                   - How much pharmaceutical stock do you own/have access to are the recipient of dividents, etc.?  Mind_your_head   Jan-16-09 10:58 PM   #268 
                          - omg! Typos! I won't believe anything they have to say! THANK YOU for pointing out the typos.  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 01:38 PM   #224 
                             - nah, just surprised to see two errors in first 3 sentences of "reputable" pub.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 06:01 PM   #253 
                                - Thank you, saw the reply elsewhere also.  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 06:03 PM   #255 
                          - Did you read your own link?  girl gone mad   Jan-15-09 03:23 AM   #156 
                             - He didn't read this, either:  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 03:27 AM   #157 
                             - I'm a she, by the way. And for god's sake, I read it.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 03:36 AM   #161 
                                - Meaning most don't give it. (mea culpa; i didn't read YOUR post well. :>)  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 03:44 AM   #162 
                                   - It would seem you're attaching significance to the fact they don't give it.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 04:20 AM   #172 
                                      - It's far riskier to contract chicken pox as a teenager or as an adult..  girl gone mad   Jan-15-09 04:28 AM   #174 
                                      - I understand that. Why not simply vaccinate instead?  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 04:48 AM   #181 
                                      - because they aren't you, just as england made a different call than the US,  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 04:54 AM   #182 
                                      - Yes. But they didn't make the call because the vaccine was dangerous to individuals.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 05:09 AM   #185 
                                      - I can't speak for these parents..  girl gone mad   Jan-15-09 05:41 AM   #189 
                                      - it is relevant in that their scientific establishment decided the benefit didn't outweigh the risk.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 04:48 AM   #180 
                                      - No. Not necessarily.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 05:04 AM   #184 
                                      - yes, but don't be pedantic. I think you understand the point perfectly well.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 06:06 AM   #194 
                             - Yes, I saw that.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 03:33 AM   #159 
                                - The vaccine contains live virus.  girl gone mad   Jan-15-09 04:06 AM   #167 
                                   - I'm aware of that.  Pithlet   Jan-15-09 05:27 AM   #188 
                                      - You keep saying that the vaccine protects agains shingles..  girl gone mad   Jan-15-09 05:52 AM   #191 
              - Do you avoid seatbelts since we didn't use them in the old days?  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 01:35 PM   #223 
              - no. i don't avoid vaccines either. you mistake my position.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 05:19 PM   #241 
              - I'm one of those who chose not to vaccinate their child for chicken pox -  lynne   Jan-15-09 06:46 PM   #262 
              - The vaccine is not proven....and NO ONE knows how long it lasts.  Mind_your_head   Jan-17-09 09:51 PM   #272 
           - The strong/smart/lucky too survived, didn't they?  Mind_your_head   Jan-17-09 09:48 PM   #271 
     - The kid would get chicken pox-you don't think that's getting sick?  lizzy   Jan-15-09 06:35 AM   #198 
  - For mumps also  conscious evolution   Jan-14-09 10:39 PM   #69 
  - Chicken Pox nearly killed me! It can be dangerous  JCMach1   Jan-14-09 10:44 PM   #71 
  - A San Diego girl lost both legs, both arms and nearly her life to chicken pox  Liberty Belle   Jan-14-09 10:59 PM   #74 
  - Ok, I had already posted once and deleted because I thought maybe  polly7   Jan-14-09 11:15 PM   #80 
     - Oh how awful  proud2Blib   Jan-14-09 11:56 PM   #91 
     - I am so sorry  renate   Jan-15-09 10:27 AM   #208 
     - Oh, I am so sorry.  myrna minx   Jan-15-09 01:25 PM   #220 
  - Dumb  ismnotwasm   Jan-14-09 11:06 PM   #76 
  - These parents should be charged with child abuse  proud2Blib   Jan-14-09 11:54 PM   #89 
  - I second that ...  ShortnFiery   Jan-15-09 12:06 AM   #93 
  - um - what do you think people did before 1995?  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 12:24 AM   #98 
  - Deliberately exposing children to a potentially fatal disease isn't child abuse?  proud2Blib   Jan-15-09 06:01 AM   #192 
  - as i said, it's what most people did before 1995; i guess they were insane.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 05:14 PM   #238 
  - It's safer get it as a kid than as adult?  lizzy   Jan-15-09 06:44 AM   #199 
     - yes, it is. that's why responsible parents, before 1995, tried to expose their kids  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 06:16 PM   #256 
  - That's crazy talk.  girl gone mad   Jan-15-09 04:13 AM   #170 
  - I am not arguing the safety or effectiveness of the vaccine  proud2Blib   Jan-15-09 06:06 AM   #193 
  - there's nothing new about this practice...get a grip already.  QuestionAll   Jan-15-09 05:09 PM   #237 
  - I'm their worst nightmare  JulieRB   Jan-15-09 01:06 AM   #127 
  - "Chicken Pox Parties" is that what the kids are calling it nowdays?  CasualWatcher9   Jan-15-09 01:07 AM   #128 
  - Isn't that considered biological warfare?  Tilion   Jan-15-09 01:41 AM   #139 
  - The only reason why I vaccinated my kid was out of fear of shingles later on  GloriaSmith   Jan-15-09 02:47 AM   #147 
  - i havent heard my kids need the second and third and both  seabeyond   Jan-15-09 06:29 AM   #197 
  - Do they have methicillin resistent staph aureus parties for when they get pneumonia?  McCamy Taylor   Jan-15-09 02:48 AM   #148 
  - I'm 21 and my parents exposed me when I was a child  Hippo_Tron   Jan-15-09 02:57 AM   #149 
  - That's just vaccination in a rather less safe form!  LeftishBrit   Jan-15-09 03:52 AM   #164 
  - The problem with this is you can get them twice. I did.  JeanGrey   Jan-15-09 04:37 AM   #177 
  - I had the cooties when I was a kid.  Progs Rock   Jan-15-09 04:57 AM   #183 
  - me too.  Hannah Bell   Jan-15-09 06:09 AM   #195 
  - Better than Chicken Pot Pie parties...I fucking hate chicken pot pie.  Evoman   Jan-15-09 07:54 AM   #202 
  - Ugh. This borders on child abuse.  Odin2005   Jan-15-09 08:09 AM   #204 
  - Elder abuse too, if you factor in what can happen 60, 70 years in the future.  Winebrat   Jan-15-09 10:09 AM   #207 
  - Precisely.  AspieGrrl   Jan-15-09 12:35 PM   #216 
  - The vaccine is the live virus.  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-15-09 10:50 AM   #210 
  - Very good points. I was wondering about this myself...  Phentex   Jan-15-09 03:56 PM   #229 
  - Yep.  Mind_your_head   Jan-15-09 04:01 PM   #230 
  - Yet Further Proof As To How Absolutely Asinine Some People Can Be.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jan-15-09 10:59 AM   #212 
  - Stupid  Stuckinthebush   Jan-15-09 11:10 AM   #214 
  - This is the natural method, it makes perfect sense to most parents  ItNerd4life   Jan-15-09 01:04 PM   #218 
  - Most people who get their kids immunized are parents.  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 01:41 PM   #225 
  - mothers used to let the kids play together, but it wasn't a big production number  carlyhippy   Jan-15-09 01:04 PM   #219 
  - Who here got the vaccine (and a what age)?  pstokely   Jan-15-09 01:28 PM   #221 
  - Serious question to anyone planning on this. What will you do to make sure your kid(s) are cared for  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 01:32 PM   #222 
  - Work should NEVER supplant your obligation to your family.  Mind_your_head   Jan-15-09 03:51 PM   #228 
     - What if you will get fired if you don't go to work?  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 04:03 PM   #231 
        - You get fired!  Mind_your_head   Jan-15-09 04:37 PM   #233 
           - In the meantime you and sick kid are out on the street.  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 04:40 PM   #234 
              - FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT  Mind_your_head   Jan-15-09 05:06 PM   #236 
                 - That was random.  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 05:16 PM   #240 
                    - No, it's not random.  Mind_your_head   Jan-15-09 05:24 PM   #243 
  - I'm for the Parties  Best_man23   Jan-15-09 04:31 PM   #232 
  - I went to plenty of Chicken Pox parties  bambino   Jan-15-09 04:40 PM   #235 
  - I've never gone to any chicken pox parties.  lizzy   Jan-15-09 08:57 PM   #265 
     - I had them all  bambino   Jan-15-09 11:22 PM   #267 
  - Dumb. Why court trouble and misery for your children? Get them vaccinated and  wienerdoggie   Jan-15-09 05:23 PM   #242 
  - You don't understand the issue......  Mind_your_head   Jan-15-09 05:29 PM   #244 
  - we all got chicken pox at the same time and got it over with.  ejpoeta   Jan-15-09 05:37 PM   #246 
  - This is about people who don't want the vaccine, but would rather their kids get chickenpox.  uppityperson   Jan-15-09 05:54 PM   #249 
     - i know that. i am saying i hadn't even realized my daughter had HAD the vaccine.  ejpoeta   Jan-15-09 05:57 PM   #251 
  - this is nothing new  nini   Jan-15-09 05:40 PM   #247 
  - It's not more 'dangerous' as an adult, it's more "painful" (not the right word)......  Mind_your_head   Jan-17-09 10:16 PM   #274 
  - My brother had a very bad case of post-chicken pox encephalitis in 1968  slackmaster   Jan-15-09 05:55 PM   #250 
  - You had mumps?  Mind_your_head   Jan-17-09 10:19 PM   #275 
  - When I was a kid... again with my kids...  Juniperx   Jan-15-09 06:37 PM   #258 
  - That would be practicing medicine without a license.  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-15-09 06:39 PM   #259 
 

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