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6 Responses

  1. Joe
    Joe January 4, 2014 at 4:56 am | | Reply

    Speaking of shingles. I’ve had it occur twice. Once when I was 19 and just recently in my early 50′s.
    Not fun.

    Joe: T2 since 1999

  2. Lauralee
    Lauralee January 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm | | Reply

    Chicken pox is no fun for anyone at any age, but can be especially unpleasant and difficult for adults. If you are not sure you’ve ever had it, you can get a titer checked next time you have blood work drawn, and discuss the vaccine option ,if you are not already immune , with your MD.
    Too late for that for Wil, so can only send a “Get Well Soon ” wish, and a reminder to stay away from any immunocompromized friends.

  3. bn
    bn January 4, 2014 at 7:21 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for your column – appreciate your advice

    Hope you get better soon, Wil !

  4. Stephen J. Thompson
    Stephen J. Thompson January 7, 2014 at 1:44 pm | | Reply

    Young children are also at high risk of serious complications from 2009 H1N1, just as they are from seasonal flu. And while people 65 and older are less likely to be infected with 2009 H1N1 flu , if they get sick, they are also at “high risk” of developing serious complications from their illness.

  5. Allison
    Allison January 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm | | Reply

    I am 26 years old and have been type 1 diabetic for 21 of those years–I never had the chickenpox as a kid, and recently did a titer check for immunity. Turns out I have zero immunity to the chickenpox virus (varicella) and just completed a two part series of Varicalla boosters.

  6. Brix
    Brix February 26, 2014 at 2:01 am | | Reply

    Nakakamatay b ito

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