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Childhood measles - I felt AWFUL

Childhood measles - I felt AWFUL

When I was 6, I had measles. I was so sick that I couldn't watch my favorite show - Captain Kangaroo. I remember that mom wouldn't let me look in the mirror. I could feel all the raised bumps on my face and neck. I was worried that my skin was going to fall off. I kept feeling my hot, sore face to make sure there were no holes in it. I had to wear sunglasses inside my bedroom, with room-darkened shades pulled down, and my eyes STILL ached. I was sad and tired and very worried that I would never feel better.

I felt awful.

Last modified: 
Oct 26, 2017

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