So I had to write a story for my science class on a virus and i got the mumps so here is my sotry on it. I thought it was pretty good so I hope you guys like it
BTW this is for a grade 10 class and my teacher said it was good haah kind of a total gong show
Today I contracted the mumps virus.
My story starts 14 to 25 days ago; I was taking a walk with my best friend Chuck Norris. We were in Fish Creek Park and we were having a blast! Trading Pokémon cards, karate chopping branches and we even skipped a few rocks. Then Chuck asked me if I liked fish sticks and I said no because I’m not a gay fish. We started to cross the bridge when we started talking about RANCOR! (Everyone knows who Rancor is). About its epicness and how we always get confused about all the orders of the star wars movies but anyways... we kept crossing the bridge and had a spitting contest over the edge. All of a sudden I had an extreme urge for some gum. I checked my pockets and no luck. I asked chuck and once again no luck. Then it hit me! I went over to the railing and scrape off a few pieces of gum that were stuck underneath.
It was a nice mix of spearmint, strawberry kiwi and bubble gum. Obviously now I realise that I got the mumps because I ate the gum since mumps is a virus transmitted by saliva from one human to another, but danm that was some good gum. Today is when I started feeling symptoms such as swollen cheeks, swollen throat, painful headaches and the worst swollen testicles. As I had mentioned I think I ate the gum between 14 and 25 days ago but my fever is too strong to remember exactly. Because of my current symptoms it causes pain when I swallow and breath.
It started to be so painful and I looked so hideous (like a bull frog) I decided to go to my doctor and he told me I was lucky because sometimes in rare cases mumps can even kill you (not a big deal) but also that I could’ve caught it through air born particles.
All mumps is really is a virus that attacks the respiratory system which causes all the swelling. The doctor kept rambling on about weird names like epidemic parotitis and parotid inflammation but I had no clue what he was talking about and started day dreaming about me and my buddy Chuck having an epic battle with a real RANCOR. But right after we got eaten I snapped out of it and started listening to the doctor again.
He was telling me that there really is no cure for the mumps but I should just stay isolated and have some good bed rest for at least 6 days and maybe 9. He also mentioned to me about the MMR vaccine that would protect me from mumps and that it lasts up to 6 years at a time! That’s a pretty good time span. The doctor was also telling me it’s a good thing I came in so soon because if I don’t take care of myself and my mumps right away it could cause serious issues in the future like; infected organs, infected testicles, spontaneous abortions (don’t know why he mentioned that to me), hearing loss, oophoritis, pancreatitis and finally encephalitis. After that I went home because I was bored with all these long medical terms!
But In conclusion I realised how dangerous it is to walk with Chuck Norris, and if I had to relive that moment again I would probably only take one piece of gum to reduce my chances of the getting the mumps... Ok I guess I should’ve of just never eaten that gum or maybe gotten a MMR vaccine within the last 6 years.
Well that is my story of how I got the mumps.