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More smallpox grossness…

I may have one of the grossest Smallpox vaccination sites ever… it really is much worse than most of my battle buddies.  Here are the latest pics.

Day 13

The scab is forming... still huge and pussy.

The scab is forming... still huge and pussing.

Day 16

The scab and it's crusty companions...

The scab and it's crusty companions...

July 24, 2009 at 9:51 am 3 comments

The latest on Smallpox…

I got my Smallpox vaccination about 2 weeks ago… and it’s been progressing “nicely”.  Of course, I still have about 2 more weeks until the vaccination has run it’s course.

The SP vac isn’t a shot… it’s pokes… a lot of them… in one spot.  In fact, it’s not even Smallpox… it’s actually a related virus, called Cowpox.  The vaccine and it’s administration were discovered in 1796 by Edward Jenner.  You would think they would have come up with something different and a bit more comfortable by now.

Anyway,  my smallpox vaccine site has been covered constantly by bandaids since I received it, except when I clean it… and document the resulting pock(?).

Day 3

Just a little guy...

Just a little guy...

Day 6

Doesn't even itch yet... but bigger...

Doesn't even itch yet... but bigger...

Day 8

EEEWWWW!!!  And it itches...

EEEWWWW!!! And it itches...

Day 10

OOOOWWWW!!!  At it's worst...

OOOOWWWW!!! At it's worst...

Day 11

Starting to scab... grossness continues...

Starting to scab... grossness continues...

I don’t have a picture from today, but as soon as I clean it again I will get one.  I’m on the downslope now.  The itching has stopped for the most part.  Now I just have to wait for the scab to fall off and see how big the scar is…

July 23, 2009 at 2:01 am 2 comments


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