Originally Posted by FORCED ANARCHY
I am in upstate NY and looking for a pox exposure, I have had one recent indirect exposure but so far nothing. I did not have them as a child, have no immunity because I have had titers drawn and I am looking to get them so that I don't end up with them when I am like 60, and because I am doing an anti vaccine documentary which this fits in with perfectly---I plan to show the so called childhood things in all age groups. Anyone reading this, if you get pox, I can compensate you for your troubles, also if you are traveling to upstate NY for an exposure, or from upstate to PA, NYC or some place like that for an exposure I am willing to help on travel cost if I can tag along.
sorry slightly OT, but aren't you a little worried about exposing yourself as an adult of any age? Its a dilemma, to me. I am in the same boat, never had them, and want to eventually expose my children when my new baby is at least a toddler...but this is the exception I was trying to become comfortable with as far as vaccination. For myself. I soooo wish I had CP as a kid.
I really don't want to get it as an adult, and as a mother trying to care for her children, yk? But I also hate the other option of getting the vaccine. Ugh. I know I could get a version of it from that, or still contract it when the kids get it, too. I know all that, and I still think that is what I'd do. I can't imagine exposing myself to it knowing it is so dangerous as an adult. I know two adults who have gotten it - one a teenager, and one in her early twenties...and from what they both said, it was absolutely awful, excrutiating, and one thought she barely escaped death...And for the record, I am not a FEAR person, normally...but after hearing that she had pox in her throat, her eyes and vagina...so badly she could barely swallow down broth for days and couldn't see, and lived in a bathtub for almost a week while (luckily) her mother was around to completely care for her - I really got worried about contracting it and decided this would be the one vaccine I will get, and my children will get before puberty, if they don't naturally contract it by then.
But, I'd love to hear what your own thoughts are if you don't mind sharing...