Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stupid Chicken Pox

I never had the chicken pox! Yes, it is true. I am 36 years old and I have never had the chicken pox. Despite the following facts: I personally was in day care until the age of 6, my sister had the chicken pox twice (the second time we shared a bed), I worked in a day care in college and I currently work in a preschool for at risk children, I have never ever had the chicken pox.

Up until September, I assumed that I had a mild undetectable case somewhere along the way because I have been exposed a million zillion times. However, before starting IVF last Fall, I gave blood to test for various communicable diseases, as all women undergoing the procedure must do. One of those test was to see if I had the immunity to the chicken pox. Turns out, I didn't have the immunity to it proving that I in fact never had the chicken pox.

Evidently, it is dangerous to get the chicken pox while you are pregnant to both the mother and child. Therefore, it was important for me to get at least the first part of the 2 part vaccine 30 days prior to the embryo transfer (they want to make sure you have enough time to react). As a result I scrambled around, to find a place to give me the vaccine since my regular doctor was giving me the run around.

Friday, I did the same stupid run around to get the second part of the vaccine 30 days before my transfer, which will hopefully be sometime between February 9-11th. Why did I have to scramble again? I had to scramble again because I am a big fat procrastinator as usual. Unfortunately, I am the 1 and 5 people who gets a reaction from it. The reaction is a huge welt with a knot in the middle that is warm to the touch. If it is like last time, it will soon turn into a bruise. I have gotten it both times. It is not that big of a deal, but it is highly annoying! The best part is that I never ever have to do it again.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry about the run around....ugh, doctors offices!! Also sorry about the reaction....Hurray for never having to do it again!! :)