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Old 10-24-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
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Measles, Staph -now MUMPS

yup, now we're getting letters home about mumps in the school. Anyone else? It'll be smallpox next. Thing is, mumps wasn't considered serioius when I was a kid. I guess maybe it's more of a problem since the vaccine came iin -fewer adults have had it as children so are now not immune. When I was little, all the adults had had mumps when they were kids. (Cool name for a disease isn't it? I always picture little marshmallow guys with googly eyes)

German measles was the one they used to scare us about. Nobody wanted to catch the Gernam measles. Nobody really knew what it was either. I'm beginning to suspect it was an urban myth.....
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:29 PM   #2
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Mum made my brother sleep in my bed for a night (while I slept in his) when I had mumps. I caught it from my sister, but my brother held out longest. I'm not sure if the bed thing worked - probably more being in our vicinity - but he caught it and Mum was relieved, saying it was important for boys to get mumps. She was vague as to why, leading me to believe that men got mumps on their willy. Not a million miles from the truth.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:10 PM   #3
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I had German measles as a kid, so not a myth.

You know humans got these diseases by associating with domestic animals back in prehistory, right? Ya gotta read, "Guns, Germs & Steel"
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:41 PM   #4
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We have been put on notice "here" about an outbreak of - Shigellosis. A stomach ailment. Personally, I had never heard of it before. However, one elementary school has had several cases. Our local health dept has said that they have seen a "spike" in the number of cases, but that the overall number for the year is average. I guess it took the "spike" to happen, in order for it to be reported on the news.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:45 PM   #5
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:29 PM   #6
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She was vague as to why, leading me to believe that men got mumps on their willy.
can lead to shooting blanks. at least that's what they told us as kids.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:40 PM   #7
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can lead to shooting blanks. at least that's what they told us as kids.
I thought that was measles?
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:42 PM   #8
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want to test the theory?


i honestly don't know, but that is what i was told. must be true, dad wouldn't lie, would he? *thinks back to all the crazy shit dad said...*
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:45 PM   #9
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want to test the theory?
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Sure. Open wide.




Had a vasectomy so this is the control part of the test.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:47 PM   #10
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ah, this is where spexx took to heart the old adage "you're only as gay as the guy sucking your dick..."

i'll pass on the experiment, thanks.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:13 PM   #11
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You were right, it's mumps.


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In adults, mumps can affect a woman's eggs or a man's sperm. A man who gets mumps may become sterile (not be able to have children). For both men and women, mumps can be very painful.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:19 AM   #12
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I think the thing my Mum was hinting around was that men can get painful and swollen testicles with mumps. At that age I wasn't aware that boys had anything more than one dangly bit, so I think she was trying not to confuse me. Even though she did!
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:48 AM   #13
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the heat of the fever in the glands is what causes the impotence. Same can happen from any kind of severe fever which affects the glands.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:13 AM   #14
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We are on Chickenpox alert here. My kids were exposed last week.

Ive had the mumps, chickenpox and german measles.

Chickenpox at age 19, german measles at 12 and mumps at 17.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:39 AM   #15
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I had the mumps when I was 19, which is odd because I've had all my MMR shots, and, in fact, had another MMR when I was 17/18 just before college. It was freakin painful as all hell. I woke up one morning, taking a piss, and my head hurt so badly - couldn't figure out why because I hadn't been THAT drunk the night before. I went to wash my hands and when I looked in the mirror - holy mother of god - my head was swollen. I couldn't see my ears!!! There's nothing like a freakishly large swollen head to give you a heart attack along with your mumps.

But the good doc gave some nice pills that made me feel all good and stuff, especially with a toke or four, that took the pain away...
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