I do have allergies. They are triggered every time I eat sea-foods,
insects, and mollusks. But I believe that there is a pain worse than allergies. They are called “Canker Sores” and the word itself is already painful.
Two days ago, I filed a day off because I cannot tolerate the pain anymore. I had a weird breakout, and I’m talking about 10+ sores inside my mouth and on my tongue. It’s terrible. I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. I can’t talk. The doctor gave me a mouthwash with steroids on top of other medicines. I hate medicines, but I am desperate now so I HAVE to..
So here are the possible reasons on why God created Canker Sores. (Don’t worry, I am not religious and all):
1. To keep my mouth shut. I talk a lot… At work…At home..Everywhere! I used to be an introvert, though. Sometimes, I talk too much that I tend to hurt other people already. So I don’t know if this is God’s way of punishing me. He has done a great job here.
2. To teach me to listen. Every word is a bloody torture, so I just decided to listen while I have these little annoyances. Most people are great story tellers but I failed to realize it because I want to hold the microphone in every conversation. Trust me, there are loads of brilliant stories out there. Music is all around us, and all you have to do is listen (August Rush).
My doctor gave me a mouthwash that really worked! I’ve been using it for 2 days already and it eliminated the pain. I will post the ingredients here soon.
To close this post, I would just like to share with you how Mirriam Webster’s Word of the Day empathized with my canker sore breakout. It was funny that the word yesterday (May 22,2013) was actually…CANKER.