Well, that's the first time that has happened in a while...

Good morning everyone,

Yesterday was pretty humid-I had the a/c on for most of the day at school. I still haven't turned it on at home yet, but that time is coming soon, I guess...ha ha! It's looking like we might see some rain later today-maybe between now and dinner time-then it should clear up and be partially sunny and in the mid-20s for the next few days. If you are back in Canada, you might think that sounds pretty nice, and it would be if it wasn't for the humidity. It's so bad here that temperatures in the mid-20s are almost unbearable...

Last week I got a canker for the first time in ages. For those of you who never get them, they are impossible to explain and for those of you who have had them, you'll understand immediately. Basically, it's a whitish sore that appears in your mouth and throat that hurts like hell when anything touches it-even your own saliva! It almost feels like there's a hole in your mouth! Ha ha! And they sometimes appear in the most inconvenient places. Luckily the one I got last week was in my upper gum so it didn't bother me at all. It did get pretty big though-I swear it must have been the biggest canker in the history of the world! Ha ha!

Before last week, it must have been at least a year or two since I'd had one. It's difficult to pin down the cause of them because it depends on the person. It comes down to your genetics, food allergies, stress or some combination of all three. When I was working at Nova, I would sometimes get two or three at the same time! It was absolutely hellish! If I went a couple of weeks without one, I was happy.

Now I'm the opposite, I always wonder what caused them because they are now so infrequent. Did I change my diet recently? Am I feeling stressed? If it's just a random one, I don't worry about it and chalk it up to my DNA (another thing I can blame on my mother! Ha ha!)

So, the big one cleared up and then yesterday I noticed a new one! And this one is in a really annoying spot, it's in my lower gum on that piece of skin that connects your tongue to your mouth so it hurts when I eat, when I talk and when I swallow. The only thing I can do without pain is breathe...ha ha!

Hmmm...that's two in two weeks...I don't think I've changed my eating habits recently, although I've eaten a fair bit of ice cream in the past couple of weeks now that I think about it...I wonder if that's it... Is it possible for me to cut down on ice cream? Or is it something else?

I popped onto Google to look for pictures of cankers and they're all so gross! And I won't be complaining about mine anymore-there were some people who had a dozen or so at the same time!

How about you? Do you ever get cankers? I hope you don't. I wouldn't wish them on anyone...oh...except that guy in first grade who was always picking on me...I hope he has a mouth full of them! Ha ha!

Have a great day!

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