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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…

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July 23, 2009 at 2:01 am 2 comments


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