Friday, December 5, 2008

Leukemia of the Mind

It's possibly a record: I haven't posted here in over two weeks. I could blame Thanksgiving-related activities or the yard clean-up or blogging malaise, but the truth is simpler and better: I have nothing leukemia-related to report.

That's not to say I haven't had neurotic episodes here and there. Last week, I almost convinced myself that leukemia was making a beachhead in my mouth. You don't want to know that the disease can appear in your gums, and I'm not here to tell you this not-so-fun fact. I'll just mention that I noticed a few sores around my gumline and jumped to the worst conclusion possible.

Turns out I had a benign condition called gingivitis. It seems that the free CVS toothpaste I've been using does a poor job with tartar-control. That's what the dental hygenist told me yesterday.

The only leukemia I have right now resides in my hyperactive imagination. And that's where it's staying.


Ronni Gordon said...

The mind is definitely the best place for it to be, though we all know it can be pretty stressful there, too. Hey I didn't know about the gums. Hmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I have convinced myself that my tight calves after a hike is leukemia too. I think you are so normal to be very sensitive to anything new or different in/on your body.