On my list of things I despise (along with leaving my kids per the previous post).
Does anyone else get them? I HATE them I tell you. I always feel like I should shout, "Unclean, unclean!" wherever I go.
I usually get a fever blister about once or twice a year. Sometimes they are really bad. Sometimes they aren't so severe. I developed one on Monday that is a pretty fierce one though...so not fun.
Fever blisters are so gross though. I mean, it is herpes on your lip. Yeah, a little disgusting to think about. But, just to clear up the whole "herpes" thing...it is a different strain of herpes than the other kind. And, just to make it clear, I started getting fever blisters at a very young age before I had ever even kissed anyone. So, clearly not a result of bad behavior or anything. Is that too much technical nursey information for y'all? O.K., let's move on.
I am one who likes to get things out in the open. I feel like just making an announcement everywhere I go..."Yes, this thing on my lip? It's a fever blister. I have a fever blister. Now, it's out in the open. Let's talk."
Hopefully this thing will go away soon. It is not only disgusting, but also very painful I must say. Although, last summer when I came to Boston I developed a mouthful of ulcers...I couldn't eat or talk or hardly even swallow...it was one of the most painful (worse than childbirth honestly because it lasted way longer and there was no wonderful joy of a baby at the end) and uncomfortable and inconvenient things ever. I finally had to go to the ER and get some lidocaine swish and swallow for it. It was horrible. I guess I'll take a "leprous lip" over that any day.