It's just not fair I tell you.
Last month, I had a canker sore the size of a dime on my right tonsil. It stuck around for 14 days. It hurt to even exist.
I can feel another one coming on - this time on my left tonsil. Because, you know - that's just fair, right? Might as well spread the love.
This time, I'm going to be ready. I need to go to the store and get myself some alum powder, that should help it to resolve itself faster. And if I don't feel better by next Monday, I'm taking the day off! ... oh wait, I already have the day off in observance of New Year's. OK, then Tuesday!
You know the funny thing? Last time, after about 10 days of misery, I finally took a sick day to rest and hopefully feel better. And at the end of the day of studiously staying in bed and not playing with anything fun (like my sewing machine or computer), I felt worse. Yes, I started developing a cold. Because my body has a sense of humor that I don't always appreciate or understand.
Luckily, thanks to a friend, I never developed more than the very beginnings of that cold. But that's a story for another day.