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Sunday, 29 November 2015

My Chicken Pox Diary

Back then I remember when comes to chicken pox topic, I don’t know a thing and just said “I don’t know, I got it when I was 6 month old”, then I will keenly listen to the experience of others about their chickens pox story. Now I can say “I got twice and one pox nicely scared on my face!”. Its nothing to brag about, but I belief many think got chickens pox and recover from it is one special experience. Many will share how they got it, the remedy they use, the suffer they endure and the people reaction to it. Above all we grateful to recover from it, being healthy again, able to fight the virus, another second chance to live because about chickens pox story some not survive and they may those who close to us.

Health cannot be buy with money. So be grateful and take care of your health. 

I remember the old memories when chicken pox outbreak in our neighborhood, all our kid gang infected with chicken pox including my sis. I however not infected and mum said I got it when I was 6 month old after I received chicken pox vaccine. That when I thought I got it once and it won’t infect again since I was immune to all the patient around me. Honestly that time I kind of adore/ jealous on how all our gang infected, it seems fun that time. Everybody showing their recovery, their treatment and all the entertaining stories they have. During treatment by drink coconut water, I do join the club alongside the patient. Hahahaha.. However I really cannot stand the garlic treatment that sis use on the pox scar. I really2 dislikes all types of onion, it stink and smelly where I can throw up by just its smell! I really suffer during that time with the house smell of garlic!!!! It especially the bedroom where I have to sleep in one bed with sis. We have another bedroom but since I am a coward and afraid to sleep alone, I endure the suffering to sleep with that garlic ghost (my sis)! huhuhuhu T.T

Chickens pox is caused by varicella zooster virus that start with fever accompanied by itchy blister that last for 5 to 10 days. Complication may include pneumonia, skin infection and brain inflammation. It is airborne disease that spread through sneeze and cough of infected person and may also spread by touching the blister. chicken pox usually occur once in a person life but some may infected more than once. Sis, me and my friend are examples chicken pox occuring twice, while I get to know theres blogger that infected as many four times. Recovery is based on self limit and treatment usually to ease the symptom. Paracentamol use to reduce fever, calamine lotion to ease the blister, and there were medcine to make you sleepy encouraging rest and not feel the itchiness or fever. 

Day 1
I just back from hometown and I feel very tired, weak and loose my appetite. Thought it normal because I always have fever whenever I leave my family.

Day 2  
I really feel very sick that I told my labmate I won’t go out for lunch instead I have a deep sleep in office. That evening I back home and continue my sleep after maghrib and I do Isya’ at nearly dawn.

Day 3
My body feels very hot and thermometer shows it was 38°C, and I feel difficult to breath. “Is this another homesick fever or am I infected with TB?” I told to myself. That because just few days ago at hometown I visit a neighbor that has TB. In the TB isolated wad, the nurse didn't give us mask saying only the patient have to wear mask.”Am I infected because of that?” I further guess. That night I feel very hungry, yet I don’t have appetite to eat any. I force myself to eat rice, take paracentamol and go to bed with my head feel like floating. I seldom go to clinic for normal sickness, but if Im not recover by tomorrow Im going to clinic!

Day 4
I wake up in the morning with light body thinking the fever has gone. I take breakfast happily before went to work. I saw my face in a mirror and spotted one blister which I thought big acne. In the afternoon when taking wuduk for zohor, I spotted theres about 7 small blister in both hands and four blister at the back ear. It was reddish and very small, think it maybe just a mare rash but insist I don’t have allergic to any food. “Is this chicken pox? Didn’t mum say I have it when I was 6 month old? Isint it once in a lifetime infection?” After zohor I directly google the images of chicken pox blister, and BINGO it exactly as the blister I have.
That day Im wearing telekung from a friend, thus I inform her that I maybe got chicken pox. Afraid if she too will infected, I told her not to wear the telekung that I use and I will wash it for her. She said its ok because she already got it once. Taking precaution I disinfect the telekung using UV radiation in a lamina flow. Hahaha..
That evening we have little talk about chicken pox and my labmate offer to bring coconut water for me tomorrow. TQVM friend, I really appreciate it.

Day 5
I don’t have fever or feeling sick anywhere except for the itchy at the blister area. More blister grow up to 30 spots especially on head area. I went to clinic that morning. While on it I also ask for full medical check up and I told the Dr about the blister and if possible I got TB. The Dr feel funny of me saying about the TB and the full medical check up. He must think that this person is too afraid to die. Hihihihi.. Actually since we got free medical check up, why not I use it in this critical moment, I should care for my health. Hehehe..
I do x rays, blood test, urine test and other check up. I think twice about blood check up because I’m afraid of the syringe. During matriculation while doing biology lab practical, my finger were stabs (pinched) many times to get drop sample of blood yet it wont come out. Thus I think blood withdrawal will be more painful. That was the first blood withdrawal I have but come out its nothing big deal. After hearing all the horror story about blood withdrawal and imaging that blood were suck from us, nah its just like being bitten by a small ant! Haha.. Or maybe I am lucky to get a skilful Dr. Alhamdulillah..

Yup, things in clinic/hospital are all scary thinking it is use on our body. Alhamdulillah never experience any. 

The Dr prescribe me medcine (will list its name if I found the pic). To my weird isn’t I should get medical leaves and advised to be quarantine. Because that what my friends told me and what I read. Shy to ask for medical leaves,  instead I ask the nurse if it is ok for me to meet and communicate to peoples. She said it is ok and no problem. Thinking that chickens pox will not cause harm to adult, I went back to my workplace and drink the coconut water given by my labmate. One of my friend told me since I have drink coconut water, I should not take medicine or it may cause death by poisoning. We talk about our experience, the death by chicken pox and its remedy.

Day 6      
Since I drink coconut water yesterday, I decided to take medicine by tomorrow. Its Sunday and I got free time to google about chicken pox and search info about the medicine I received. Understand the function of each medicine, I decided to use traditional method to drink allots of coconut water and I won’t take bath today.
Feeling very weird about me not get MC, the second most search keywords are “can a chicken pox patient be in public” and ”MC for chicken pox”. Come out all post and article say the patient should rest and quarantine for few days.

Day 7
Since I did not get medical leaves I went to work as usual. Still concerning it might infect other, I sat mostly in my closed office and doing paper work. Precisely I quarantine myself and not meeting people. Hehehe.. The blister starts to burst, many on body and just 8 on my face. Luckily that is not too bad.
We doing hari raya gathering lunch that day, and I eat in my office. My boss told me that maybe I don’t get MC because I didn’t ask. “It is rare for a chicken pox patient to work. They should rest to recover and should not be in public to prevent spreading the virus” he said. After eating lunch I call the clinic and told the nurse that I forgot to ask MC for my chicken pox, the Dr who treated me gives me 7 days MC and say if I not recover by then I can continue my MC for another week. “Am I wrong for not asking the MC? Shouldn’t the Dr concern on their patient advice us to be quarantine and offering the MC? Heeeeeeeeee….” I have a long sigh debating why I dint get MC. Its not that Im lazy to work, I don’t feel deathly sick but it still not comfortable with all the itchy, concerning other might get the disease, some say don’t get bath when have chicken pox and that is my right as a sick worker Im not faking it. Huhuhu..


Day 8
Since I didn’t go to work today, I decided not to take bath. My friend who recently experienced chicken pox said Dr told her it is good to take bath using medicated soap such as Detol in order to prevent infection on the blister. As for me I think it is better to not take bath because it will cause the blister swell or burst during bath, peeling its cover (the skin) and dried-up after that. At some point you feel the water entering the wound and it cause a volcano like scar. The two days earlier when I take bath I feel little bit dizzy after bath, that because the blister on my head got swell and I feel the water entering the wound. Searching in internet, I found the possibility of skull infection by the chicken pox virus. Thus if you have nowhere to go just don’t take bath during chicken pox. It is not that bad or dirty when three days not taking bath since you are in clean environment in your house and you have less sweating doing nothing. =)
Today again I’m drink two coconut water and not using fan, with the wish the pox come out more as many as possible so no more virus in my body and I won’t get the third time. Amin…

Day 9
The blister start to dry up whiles no more new pox pop-up. Overall I have not much pox, just about 70-100. And it is not too bad as what I saw on other. I am grateful it is not many and I really take precaution to prevent scar. Today again I don’t take bath and the whole day I focusing on searching info about chicken pox.
Since I am not sick except for the itchiness, I take opportunity to reflect myself and doing extra ibadah. I repeatedly remind myself that I should be very grateful that the most sick I have is only chicken pox (especially at day three). Even my chicken pox not that bad, I remind myself people can die because of that. Anything can happen, the healthy today can die suddenly while they have a good sleep. Sadly after some solat sunat, I taking rest by watching K drama and I little bit forget about my reflection. Huhuhuhu…. “Suriana, this is prove why you should watch less K drama! You become forgetful and you wasting time!” my good side scolding me. “Im not addicted, I just watching it while eating and taking rest, the story line is also just about our daily life with some advice that good to learn” my other side protest. @_@


Day 10
Today again I not take bath. Since it’s already the third day, it is became little bit not comfortable. I use fan to cool me up and then I continue searching info about chickens pox in internet and then went to sleep.
About 1pm I look at my phone and I saw few miss calls. Oh that my collogues. I sms her that I’m sleeping that I don’t take the call. She asks how I’m doing and offer if I need help of buying groceries. I told her not to worry since I am the types who buy bundle of stocks that can last up to 4 month. Hehe..    
At about 2pm I got another sms. It was from my boss asking if I am sick. “I got chicken pox” my simple reply. He said he wants to visit, but I said that it is not necessary as I don’t take bath for few days. Just after few minutes my door was knocked and it was him. I went out wearing sweater with pink celemine losyen still on my face and I must be very smelly. *_*
“How you doing?” he said
“I’m fine without fever or dizziness, it just because of the chicken pox. Im ok to work now but I’m still concern if I go to work I may infect other” I reply truthfully.
“Oh, don’t bother that. You should rest enough to recover, don’t think about work now” he said. “I just back from KL when I heard you sick, Im pity you since you live alone. Do you need anything or my help?” he offer.
“Im all good, thank you very much. Don’t you afraid if I might infect you? Chicken pox to adult is more severe and lethal than kid's” I told him.
“It’s ok, if infected and die, then die lo” he said jokingly and we both laugh.
He left me and I was grateful that some people concern about me.


Day 11
It’s the 4th day. Seeing the wound fully dried, I decided to take bath today, after all I need to do further medical checkup today.
After check up I went to a supermarket that where I met my cousin and we went to lunch together, then I straight back home.


Day 13
I didn’t take bath again. Many of the crust peel off but the biggest on my face (the first blister I spotted) still retain. “I won’t peel you off, just don’t be a scar, please” I told the crust while sincerely praying from bottom of my heart. ^o^
It is my last off day, again today main objective is to find info about chicken pox. I learnt many things from the weeks searching info. It’s not overboard if I said I can be expert in chicken pox. Hehehe.. =P

Day 14
I went to work today with few crust is still on my face and I work as usual.  

Day 15
The big curst is still there, nicely attached on my  cheek.

Day 16
After taking bath I realize the big curst peeled off. I create as big pockmark. Please don’t be a scar. I beg. The thin skin is feel stingy and irritated.

Day 40++
I realize the big blister, became a big volcano-like curst, leaving a big scar and it will not recover forever. That my chicken pox mark it telling me I really have a second chicken pox, be grateful I recover from it and please please please no more after this….

That the long pages diary of my chickens pox story. I am not barging nor proud about it, but I am very grateful that my chicken pox is not lethal, I recover from it and just want to share part of my experience that may benefit to anyone. O Allah, Im grteful for your grace that Im still breathing and healthy today, Im grateful Its only normal chicken pox nor any other sickness, Alhamdulillah still live and healthy today =)

All praises to Allah for His grace that we still alive in His earth. Every wake up is a chance given to improve ourself to be better. 


Note: 
  • This happened during Syawal 2014

  • Human! be grateful for being healthy! Show it with your words and action. Ya Rabb, Im grteful, keep me in your path.. amin.. 

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