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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Raising Awareness Thursday HPV & Weekend Warriors


Weekend Warriors will be canceled this Week. 
I am leaving to the Bay Area for an Autism Event 
until Sunday Evening.


There is a new Carnival/Meme that is called Raising Awareness Thursday. I would like to thank Angel for informing me about this, as Raising Awareness is a subject that I wholeheartedly believe in. 

Today's topic is about HPV. I am embarrassed to say I am quite clueless about this. I am glad that Hearts Make Families and Headaches Hormones and Hotflashes has explained it in depth today! I definitely feel more educated. If you would have asked me before I read both of their blogs if I would get my daughter Vaccinated for this Disease, I would of said Oh Hell Naw! I am very wary of Vaccinations. For several reasons, and most are due to my son's Autism. Let me start first by stating I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT VACCINES ARE THE CAUSE OF AUTISM. There I said it. So I don't need a whole bunch of freaking out comments on my blog and infighting within the Autism Community. Enough is Enough. Lets respect each others beliefs. This is not about raising Autism Awareness, the subject is HPV. 

However, as a mother of an Autistic son there is no way that I cannot bring up MY son, and MY journey with Autism when a Vaccine Issue is raised. My son was verbal, waved hi and bye, ate whatever was given to him, and played with other children until a few months after a big dose of Vaccines. I took him to the doctor and he was behind in two shots. So the doctor said no problem we can do them all at once. The nurse brings in like 5 needles and some liquid for the mouth. My jaw dropped. I was like your gonna shoot up my lil boy with all that? She was like yeah he will be fine. I hesitantly said okay. I didn't go to med school, their the doctors right? She shot him up, he screamed, I cried, we left. A couple weeks later. My son was in the corner flapping his hands, completely non-verbal, refusing to eat, and drooling (thank goodness that stopped I was living a very soggy life). I definetly believe VACCINES ARE A TRIGGER. I believe Some children are born with Autism and I believe that SOME children are predispose to have Autism and there are triggers. Environmental, Diet, Vaccines, whatever the trigger may be. I also feel that Vaccines if given appropriately, mainly spaced apart and with as much information as possible are safe for most children. I have three other children who were vaccinated at appropriate times with appropriate doses that are neurotypical.

So that is my reason I am nervous about Vaccines.

With that said... after reading the above blogs, I think I'd be more nervous not to vaccinate for HPV. The Statistics are nerve wrecking. My daughter is 24 now and has her own doctors appointments and takes care of her own issues pretty much. This weekend we are doing a road trip to San Francisco, and this will definitely be a great time to bring up this topic. Thank you for Raising my Awareness.

Jane

13 comments:

singedwingangel said...

Ihave the same vaccine waries that you do hun..but I also have dealt with an abnormal pap. Had I had the vaccine then I would have absolutely done it...

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I don't know much about this either, but I have heard that they need the vaccine before they are sexually active (not saying your daughter is), but I will definitely get it for my daughter.

Lee said...

Thank you for linking up and for your story about your son!

rose said...

we all have the right to feel and have certain beliefs. have a great conference. rose

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Thank you for linking up today. I have to say that you and I agree about the vaccines. I think they are triggers as well.

Java said...

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blueviolet said...

I remember hearing a great deal about it and deciding what to do for my daughter at that time. But dang it if I can remember what we decided. =;0

Katie said...

Hey Jane thanks for the comment on my blog on HPV. This topic really hits home for me because I had abnormal paps for 2 years and was digagnosed with HPV and for the last 6+ months I've been normal but it can come back anytime. I had the shot when I was 17 and found out I had HPV when I was 20 years after I got the shot. I wish I knew more about this when I was younger and in Hs because I dont think many young girls know anything about it and I know many people who have it.

& Yes I live at the Jersey Shore. The show doesnt really protray has very well bc many of the people on that show arent even from NJ!!! But I'm always at the places the show was tapped at and many of my friends were on several episodes. They're actually coming back in July so maybe I'll see them :)

Elise said...

Vaccines are always a concern. I was very worried before my oldest had to be revaccinated with the MMR before he went to college. Logically I know that his autism has nothing to do with his autism, but then there is always that doubt isn't there. On the subject of HPV, since I do not have girls, I do not have to face that issue right now, however, there is talk about boys having the vaccine to ward off giving it to their partners. Interestingly I just got my pap back and they do an HPV check automatically now. Yes, I was negative, but when I saw the test even mentioned I was nervous for a split second. If we can prevent a cause of a type of cancer I say go for it.

Erin said...

Have fun in the Bay Area! That's where I grew up in between Fremont and Pleasanton. My family still lives up there but due to Colby's stroke I haven't been back in three years. I miss it.

Mama Zen said...

I can respect being leery about vaccines. I just hate when people argue that the HPV vaccine tells your daughter that it's okay to have sex. Huh?

anymommy said...

What a thoughtful post. I agree absolutely that vaccines should be spaced out and that parents should understand that they can delay doses or make another appointment. I don't know what we'll do about HPV, fortunately I have a few years, but I appreciate how much I learn reading blogs.

Aunt Juicebox said...

I used to work with a woman who felt certain her sons autism was caused by getting so many vaccines at once. However, she did allow her next two children to get the same vaccines at the same intervals, and they did end up autistic, so I agree that some children must have it and some not, but the vaccines will trigger it. I always thought it seemed like an awful lot of shots to be giving to children at such a young age.

 

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