- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Considering I’ve worked with someone who was quaranteined in a TB ward who was younger than I (I’m only 37 and this was a few years ago), know someone my age with Polio, know a toddler who died of Whooping Chough recently (parents refused vaccination… it was horribly sad), and on top of that recent outbreaks of things like measels and such… I’d vaccinate unless I had firm reason (and doc advise) not to.
Which isn’t to say I wouldn’t dicuss my concerns with a few doctors but as others have said a slightly bum arm is very little compared to what could happen without vaccines (like death).
I know a woman (sister of an ex) who climbed in to play in a running washing machine at three years old, he (ex) wasn’t quite legal driving age but was the one to fish her and her arm out and rush them to the hospital, they were able to reattach her arm and she can barely use it. You know what she does for a living? Forestry fire services. She beat almost all the guys, literally one handed (elbow works and she has the hand but it’s limp and she can’t control it). She climbed trees, hauled trees, chopped trees, put out fires, etc… I saw her in competition a few times and she kicked butt!
So while I understand your trepediation… life experience would have me doing all the vaccinations. But as I said, I might get a few different doctors advice. But bum arm > death. And I don’t say this lightly about a disability, my dad has MS and I’ve seen his ups and downs, I have a vision problem and know what a hassle a disibility can be personally.