Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ouch! That hurts!

It was a testing week for me last week. I had a mouth full of ulcers. I think I had like about five or six of them, but the worst is the one on the tongue. I had it since last Monday, and I think they are due to stress at work. It was a week of running from meetings to meetings.

Can you imagine that I was chairing meetings all week last week with my mouth full of ulcers? *grin* There were times when it got so frustrating because I cud not be understood due to the ulcer on the tongue and had to repeat my question, which makes it even more painful, I kept hitting the sides of my cheeks which also had ulcers! LOL! *grin*

I had taken dosages of antibiotic and pain killers since Friday, but to no effect. It got so painful at times, that it became annoying. On Sunday, my hubby went out to get some chinese herbal medicine. Took a dose that nite and went to bed hoping to see some good results by the next day.

I woke up the next morning, still feeling frustrated because the pain was still there. But, as the day passed by, came lunch time, I realised that I didn't need to wet my mouth so much, and I could eat better. It must also be because of the amount of ice cream I had late the night before! LOL! Very bad for the waistline this ulcers, but, oooh, the ice cream was so good (the taste, ofcourse) and so cooling to the mouth! LOL!

Actually I think I cud hv lost a few milligrams, NOTE*: not kilograms (LOL!) of weight, because, due to the pain, I did not have much of an appetite, and have been eating Roti Kaya lunch time all week last week! LOL!

I went to get another dose of the chinese herbal medicine today. I am feeling so much better. Thanks to all my friends who have wished me a speedy recovery.

While I was feeling down and in pain, I managed to surfed the net looking for some information about mouth ulcers. I was beginning to get worried when, after a week of cringing in pain, the ulcers still did not subside even after a week's dose of antibiotics and painkillers. My doctor had said that it could lead to further complications if they do not subside by Monday and would refer me to an ENT (Ear, Nose and Troat) Specialist. That got me scared.

While surfing, I came across this board: http://www.mouthulcers.org/

Going through the featured articles eased my worries to some extend, and made me realised that mouth ulcers are quite common, and I am not alone. I just needed to be patient, and have faith in God that these are one of those trying times.

By the way, while I was down with mouth ulcers, the house was kind of quiet because I could not talk much. When I mentioned that to a friend, she corrected me and said that the house was quiet not because I could not talk, but because I could not scold my son whenever he misbehaves! LOL!

Well, it must have been my son's week to be free from being scolded.....by me, at least....but....the father is still around.....heheh..so, I would sign language my hubby whenever he misbehaves and hubby wud takeover from there! LOL! *wink*

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've always heard people get mouth ulcers and easily to get them. I must say....in my entire life...let me check, double check, triple check...yup that's right...I've never experience mouth ulcer.

Accidently biting the inner lining yes...in a hurry to eat...bad, bad zohrah....after that i could feel the skin spilt with my tongue. Knowing where it was....bite the skins off and continue as per normal. No pain at all. I'm not human....bwahahaha.