Sunday, June 29, 2008

I Hate Canker Sores

For the past week, I've had a large canker sore inside of my bottom lip that's been sucking the joy and normalcy out of my life. Canker sores hurt like heck! It's been making me miserable. It's amazing that, relative to the rest of the body, such a small little thing can have the big, awful effect that it does. It's difficult to talk and especially to eat because of it. I must have dropped a few pounds because when the pain is really bad (which is often) it's just not worth the additional pain that is caused by eating and drinking. Also, I feel guilty because I can't read books to John for very long or talk with him much because the pain is just too much. I can't go on much longer like this. I've been rinsing my mouth often with diluted hydrogen peroxide to clean the sore and using a pain-relieving Orajel medication, which helps numb the pain. For some reason, ever since my late teens, I get one of these about every other year, usually in the summertime. Maybe it's the increase in citrus fruits that I eat then. All I know is, this thing better be gone in the next day or so or I think I'm gonna die. I'm going to go write about our New Hampshire trip now to cheer myself up and distract myself from the pain of this cursed canker sore.

3 comments:

Alyson said...

I get these quite often. At least a couple or a few times a year. It's miserable.

Donna said...

Oh man, I don't know what I would do if I got these more often. How do you cope with that? If you have any good tips on how to treat them or prevent them you'll have to let me know.

Peter said...

This one seems worse than the other one's you've had. I don't remember you getting them as bad (or as big) as you had before. I hope it is mostly better now!