By Pox - 04/02/2011 03:19 - United States
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Should get a doctor's note, walk in, and slap him in the face with it; Do it in a downward motion, too, so that his face smacks his desk. You could even have the note in one hand and lay it on the desk as you slam his face down onto it. Wear a suit and bring a like-dressed "witness" and be like "Served, witnessed, out." and just leave.
Seriously, OP, file a lawsuit under FMLA. They can't fire you for time taken off due to a sickness. And 'adult chickenpox' is call 'Shingles'. It's *INCREDIBLY* painful and (especially in older persons, which is much more common than in 20-40 year olds) can be fatal in extreme cases.
Heh, this reminded me of that Friends episode where Phoebe and her boyfriend have the chicken pox and they tape oven mitts to their hands! Maybe you could get a doctor's note saying you have it and he'd give you your job back. Then again, I don't think I'd want to work for a jackass like that. (:
Let's not sugar coat this by saying "not all parents are for the vaccine". Let's tell it like it is: not all parents give a rat's ass about the well-being of other people, including their children and everybody else. But, yes, there is a world of difference between "75% of people who die from chicken pox are adults" and "75% of adults with chicken pox die", so kudos for pointing that out.
71, the vaccine isn't given everywhere in the world by the way. until now, i didn't even know it existed. the chance of someone dying also depends on what country and what environment they live in. i know people that got it as an adult and were pretty sick for one or two weeks, just like a really bad flu. some people in the world also die from having the flu, does that make it a lifethreatning disease now? so i think you're overreacting a bit here.
I never had the vaccine and it had nothing to do with my parents not caring. I had the chicken pox when I was three, so the doctor saw no point in giving me one. However, for any parents out there who get into that situation....give your kids the vaccine. I've had it TWICE since then. Once again when I was 8 and again at 14. It's true, the older you are, the worse it is. It's not just itchy skin and a fever. Also, it's like poison oak; each time you get it it comes on worse than the time before.
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71- That's an idiotic statement. Parents who don't care about their children blindly inject their children with what the government recommends with no regards as to what is contained. Vaccines (most notable Guardisil) are often fast tracked through the FDA, contain dangerous preservatives and chemicals (such as mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, etc.), and have limited if anyway effectiveness.
Vaccinations are incredibly effective, for one. For two, who cares if it's fast tracked if it gets results? Especially when it comes to your kids! "Oh I don't want to inject them with this thing that could make their life more comfortable, I'd rather chance them contracting some awful disease and dying" It's common knowledge that when we have these breakouts of small pox, mumps, etc. it's among the children who's parents didn't get them vaccinated.
1. I'm not saying all vaccines don't work. But to say they all do is ignorant especially when you assume instead of doing proper research. Look at effectiveness of flu vaccines weighted against the "side effects." 2. Discomfort? Seriously? Do you have any idea what you are talking about? Paralysis and death are a little worse than discomfort. Also autism and other neurological disorders and can be linked to chemicals in vaccines. 3. You think these companies care about your safety? This multi billion dollar industry thrives on the assumption that their vaccines are inherently safe. How about the fact that vaccine companies have complete legal immunity? If you're injured by a vaccine you have to submit a complaint through a "vaccine court" in which the vaccine company in question is defended by full-time government lawyers paid for by tax dollars. 4. Do you even know what fast tracked means? Because it really seems like you don't.
Actually no, you're spouting off bullshit. The link between autism and vaccines has been shown to be inaccurate time and time again. People link it to thimerosal... However there is absolutely no reputable study that has ever confirmed this claim. In short, do your research before you spout off that vaccines cause autism. They don't.
Thank you, Jasper8713, I was just about to say that. Flu vaccinations do work if everything is assume correctly. The virus they inject you with has to be strong enough to spur your body to produce antibodies for one. Also, they have to have predicted the right flu virus for the season. As for side effects...EVERYTHING has side effects. Get over it. It's always different, which is why we have a new vaccine every year. As Jasper said...all studies "linking" disorders to vaccines have been discredited over and over again. When did I say anything about discomfort? I said they could lead a more comfortable life without the possibility of being disease ridden because of neglectful parents. I never said anything about discomfort anywhere. If you want to get into an argument about companies caring about safety, you need to rethink what you're saying. If you wanna be concerned over multi-billion dollar companies and their lack of concern over us then you should never leave your house, buddy, cause no one really gives a rat's ass about our safety. Also, there are FAR more cases of people who have received a vaccine and not contracted a disease than people who have received a vaccine and had a terrible aftermath. Yes, I know what fast tracked means, how did any part of my statement make it seem as if I didn't?
134 - Are you taking into account what Jenny McCarthy said? Really? She's a fucking idiot. Sure, her son has autism. Okay, we all know that, right? Babies typically get their shots done at around 6 months. Autism isn't diagnosed until age two. Jenny McCarthy's son got his normal shots at 6 months, and was diagnosed at two years of age with autism. See the problem? If these vaccinations were a link to autism (or caused it, or whatever) all children, or at least more children would have it. Autism is NOT, by any means, provoked or created through a vaccination. If that kid didn't have that vaccination, he would a) probably be sicker later in life because he didn't have it and b) still have autism.
You are an idiot and should be taken out and shot. I hope you never have children. It is people like you that are causing the wonderful resurgence in mumps, measles, rubella, and whooping cough. If you do have kids, I hope they get a preventable childhood disease and die a horrible, painful death.
Actually, just because you have been vaccinated does not mean that you will always be immune, and, in adulthood you can still get chicken pox but it can turn into shingles. Six months ago, while pregnant, i learned that I was no longer immune to the chicken pox or measles. I now have to get vaccinated for both again.
I know that. That doesn't mean don't go get your kid vaccinated though. That's like a flu shot, you need a new one every year, so does that mean you just never get one in the first place since you'll have to do it again? No! And I believe the others on here are correct in saying that it's not shingles unless you've had the chicken pox before. If your immunity wears off and you get the chicken pox, it's just the chicken pox.
Dear tools. Swine flu epidemic was a perfect example of people blindly going for a vaccine because of a fear campaing orchestrated by vaccine companies. For some reason it made big news for a long time in Europe once it was uncovered, but in USA, people didn't care much about the billions wasted and the lies told. That tl;dr rant was to highlight one thing : get informed and don't get injected without thinking. Sincerely, from a guy who gets vaccines when necessary.
Uh huh... Getting a flu vaccine is one thing, vaccinating your child against measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, etc. is quite another. I get a flu vaccine every year, but I agree that it's an optional thing. I just do it for my own comfort and peace of mind. Choosing to not vaccinate a child against a life-threatening illness is just wrong.
Isn't adult chicken pox also known as shingles?? Sucks to be you.. Hope you get better soon..
your boss was right: adults don't get chicken pox. it's shingles or herpes zoster.
Comment OP I'l just let you know shingle and herpes zoster is the same thing (shingles is just the common term for it) and the two people above me are correct in saying that if this is varicella zoster virus returning it is indeed shingles however if OP has never been affected by Herpes zoster (which is quite possible) then he has what is known as chicken pox the slang for the first infection. ( Chicken pox in adult life can be more dangerous than that of when caught as a child explaining pox parties) Varicella zoster virus can become latent in the nerve cell bodies and less frequently in non-neuronal satellite cells of dorsal root, cranial nerve or autonomic ganglion Johnson, RW & Dworkin, RH (2003). "Clinical review: Treatment of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia". BMJ 326 (7392): 748. doi:10.1136/bmj.326.7392.748 Same virus possible to get first infection (Chicken pox in later life just a lot rarer)