Friday I was fortunate enough to have lunch with both my daughters. Then yesterday my next door neighbor Irvina and I went to lunch. It was the first time we’d gone anywhere together in the year she’s lived here.
Irvina is a home health nurse, but she’s turning 62 this month and is cutting way back on her work load and beginning her social security benefits. Her work has meant a lot of being gone overnight.
It was nice to get to sit in a restaurant and chat with her. I hope we get to do it more.
I need some advice. I have this sore on the inside of my right cheek that has been there about 4 years. I think I originally bit too hard and caused trauma to the inside of the cheek, and it just never went down much.
Time and again I am eating and happen to bite down on it, which is when it gets extremely sore and enlarges. It is now nearly a half inch across and raised about a quarter inch in size. It is right inside my mouth not far from my lip.
I tried to take a photo to show you, but I couldn’t get one holding my camera out while holding my lower lip down.
I know I need to do something about it. I just don’t know if you go to a doctor or a dentist for something like this. But it’s to the point now that I can hardly eat around it without biting it and causing even more pain.
Plus over the past few months I have had little white sores on my tongue. I don’t know what that is either.
I have been using a pro health Crest mouth wash and hoping that helps somehow.
When I see my primary care doctor, I often intend to show her the raised sore in my mouth, but then I either forget about it because it isn’t hurting or we run out of time.
I should have done something about this long ago, but the ulcer or sore or whatever it is will go down a little bit and not be painful for awhile and I will kind of forget about it.
Now I’m going to have to take action. Anyone have ideas or experience with this type of thing?
I notice my teeth are hurting too. I haven’t been to the dentist in 3-4 years. But I think I’m clenching my teeth when Charlie is hacking and coughing because of my inability to do anything to help him.
I take a women’s over 50 multivitamin, Vitamin D, L-Lysine and probably a few more supplements I’m forgetting. I think it’s the stress over Charlie that is causing much of this because I’m so worried and tired all the time.
Charlie started getting sick just a few weeks after I lost Abi, so there hasn’t been much time to recoup. Thank goodness Ivy has been healthy.
Last night I got a fairly good night’s sleep. Yesterday afternoon I laid down in my recliner with a throw over me and though I can’t sleep in the daytime, I just rested for 30-45 minutes. One of you mentioned doing that.
Sorry to be a Debbie Downer today. I just need advice on some things I’ve let fall to the wayside until I can’t anymore.
In apartment complex news, we have no maintenance men and no apartment manager. We are just here, the residents, with no one to call or help us if something happens.
I heard from someone who usually knows and has lived here for 16 years that they did at least hire a manager. She was here for a day or part of a day and left and never came back, he told me.
He lives close to the office and usually knows what’s happening.
I shudder to think of something major happening. Because we have no one to go to or call. We’re just in new ownership limbo. Isn’t that crazy?
I guess if something happens that we can’t fix, we’ll just have to call in someone to fix it on our own.
The phone number is the same and eventually an answering machine will answer. But it’s the one for the old owners with the different apartment name.
I’ve gone to the office during the week day and no one is there. My next door neighbor says she’s done the same with the same results.
It’s a bit unnerving.
With this going on, the new owners are not getting off to a great start with us.