next_to_normal: (Cordy WTF)
[personal profile] next_to_normal
So that was the mildest case of chicken pox, possibly ever in the history of recorded medicine! I know I have a high tolerance for pain and illness, given the symptoms I deal with every day, but you guys, I barely even itched

I mean, I was expecting it to be pretty mild, given that I got the chicken pox FROM THE VACCINE so it was just a teeny, tiny dose. But I probably also have to give some credit to my unbelievably aggressive immune system, which I tend to forget can actually be useful since it spends most of its time viciously attacking my internal organs. But give it an actual disease to fight off - even while being handicapped by steroids - and it does a BANG-UP JOB, I TELL YOU. 

In fact, Crohn's-wise, last week was the best I've felt in AGES, presumably because my immune system was too preoccupied with battling the chicken pox to bother with its usual routine of acting like it's Donald Trump and my colon's full of Muslims. I should've injected myself with an infectious disease ages ago! Granted, it would've been a lot nicer if my feeling better hadn't had to coincide with my being literally QUARANTINED and unable to leave my apartment because I was contagious, but beggars cannot be choosers.

Though, let me tell you, if I had the choice between chicken pox and Crohn's? I WOULD ABSOLUTELY RATHER HAVE THE CHICKEN POX.

No, seriously, can I have them again? Please? As of yesterday, of course, my spots have mostly faded, I am no longer contagious, and I feel like crap again. I am contemplating going back to the vaccination place and seeing if I can get a yellow fever shot next, but somehow I don't think I would be that lucky twice.

It has occurred to me that, despite having been on immunosuppressants of various kinds pretty much constantly for the last seven years, I have never, in all that time, been sick with more than a mild cold (other than the obvious chronic illness, that is). That is... not normal. No wonder my poor colon is taking such a beating. My immune system is basically indestructible and Hulk-smashing every germ in its path. And that's not even enough to keep it busy! And I kid about the yellow fever (mostly), but maybe exposing myself to more germs is actually the key to keeping this monster at bay? At the very least, I'm thinking twice about next year's flu shot.

Date: Mar. 28th, 2016 01:02 am (UTC)
raincitygirl: (Natasha dove (otherpictures))
From: [personal profile] raincitygirl
I had the chicken pox when I was a kid, and I remember it being excruciating. I'm so glad you had such a mild case!

Date: Mar. 28th, 2016 01:06 am (UTC)
goldenusagi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] goldenusagi
My immune system is basically indestructible and Hulk-smashing every germ in its path.

...well, I guess there's an upside to everything?

Date: Mar. 28th, 2016 01:47 am (UTC)
goldenusagi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] goldenusagi
But if there's ever a zombie virus, you'll probably be totally fine! Except, well, all the zombies.

belated comment time

Date: Apr. 3rd, 2016 04:03 am (UTC)
ever_neutral: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ever_neutral
Just updating myself on your situation and: what fresh hell. Um. Glad at least the chicken pox was dispatched with haste??
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