Mouth ulcers are a bitch.

I get a lot of ulcers in general anyway but let me tell you, you don’t even remotely understand how bad they can be until you have chemo ones!Currently I have three on my lower lip. You can see them, lovely great big white sores. 

And that’s nothing compared with what’s going on further back where you can’t see. I can’t really open my mouth. Eating is tricky obviously but soft things are nice. As are ice lollies.

The mouth wash they give you is good but salt water is also amazing. Bonjela is nice too but hard to poke it into all the far reaches of your mouth.

Aah really they’re not too bad. They seem to appear for a couple of days and then get better. This round is definitely the worst they’ve been though. I’ll survive!

More importantly… What do I want for dinner tonight?

While I’m at it, do you know what else is a bitch (why not make this a good old bitch sesh now I’m on it)?

Dexamethasone.

Commonly referred to as ‘Dex’. Like he’s an old friend. Or a psychopathic serial killer.

I mean… I can’t really slag it off too much, it’s one of my anti-sickness meds and we like them, they have quite a useful purpose. But this one is also a steroid. I try to have it before midday at the latest each day but today they gave it to me at about 3:30pm. Hence why I’m sitting here writing this at 2am because my mind is going crazy and I just need to do something! I’m all twitchy. Which is hilarious because I’m also tired from the chemo! I also have my body pains quite bad so I’ll pop another codeine soon and see if that manages to appease the steroids.

Drugs drugs drugs!!!!! I’m becoming an expert! Or a junkie… Maybe both.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Andrew Taylor says:

    So far away and so unable to help you, Jen. Not that I could do much if I was there but I would be able to give you a Hug.

    Love you so much.
    Da.

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    1. Jen Eve says:

      Aah it’s honestly not that bad! I’m just creating dramatic literary effect!! It’s not getting me down, don’t worry! Nothing I can’t handle.
      But I appreciate the love and thoughts as always of course! 🙂🙃🙂🙃

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  2. Linda Milton says:

    Hi Jen,

    Ulcers and insomnia, that’s a recipe for a rough night.
    I use Anbesol when I have a bad ulcer. It makes your mouth delightfully numb for a while so only put on the places where you need it or you’ll find your speech sounding a little drunk. 🙂

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    1. Jen Eve says:

      Aah good tip! Thank you! I’ll definitely give it a try! Sounds like a good pre-sleep idea!!

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  3. Kathy says:

    Bless you jen ulcers are very painful
    Hope they get better soon big hugs
    Xxxxxxx

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    1. Jen Eve says:

      I keep referring to my mouth as ‘one big ulcer’ Haha yeah not fun but hey, they get bad really quickly and then they can only get better from there!!

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  4. Lorna says:

    You’re so staunch girl. Kudos and hugs to you xx

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    1. Jen Eve says:

      Thank you!!! Just taking it as it comes and pushing through with as much as a smile as my ulcers will allow! Hehe

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  5. John Kirby says:

    You’re becoming an expert on your drugs Jen.

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    1. Jen Eve says:

      You should see how many different packages of drugs I get a week!! It’s kind of exciting! But hard to keep track of!

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