ETA: Since a lot of you are asking: No, I did not vax against chicken pox. The varicella vaccine is only 85-97% effective against all forms (mild-severe) of varicella. There is no good evidence on how long the varicella vaccine lasts but most doctors agree that it is anywhere between 10-20 years. What they don't tell you unless you ask is that adults are by far more likely to get a severe infection than children and that infants and adults have the highest rate of death from varicella.
Does chicken pox lead to shingles as an adult: Yes, it can. If you have chickenpox then the shingles virus is in your body. Does it always occur? No, it doesn't. There is no evidence that the shingles virus affects 100% of the people who have had chicken pox.
I am neither rabidly pro nor anti-vax. My children have had the MMR and DTAP but have never gotten the flu or varicella vaccines.
Do you vax? Just curious (I'm not a Psycho advocate;) I got chicken pox reaaaaal bad when I was about 5 and now vulnerable to shingles when I get older. We talked about if kids even get it anymore and if vaxed, is it mild? Just curious what happened and your story. Don't know what to expect