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.