Spotty Maldoon!

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Well it’s just typical.

After a very busy period of time and running around like a proverbial headless chicken with work and various other projects, I have managed to come down with – of all things – chickenpox. Having avoided catching it as a child I really wish I had had it when I was little because I can honestly say that I’ve never felt so ill in all my life as I have recently.

It started a while ago; I had some rather odd flu like symptoms and a temperature, and then I woke up one morning and was completely covered in spots from head to foot, and my god they itched like mad! Day by day the spots got worse and I was in bed for quite a while too, I had zero energy and I couldn’t even make the bathroom without feeling like I needed to lie down again.

A visit to the doctors confirmed I had chicken pox and I was put on aciclovir 800mg and I had to take 5 of these beasts of a tablet every day. I also developed an inner ear infection which affected my balance, so I had to have amoxicillin for this. Ill was not the word!

So this is a plea to parents from me. Please don’t keep your children away from other children who have chicken pox, let them catch this awful thing and get it out of the way when they are young. It is far better for them to get it in their childhood years than when they are an adult, believe me. I’ve been ill for a while now, am still not anywhere near 100%, and I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.

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