September 4, 2009

Herpes Simplex Virus I

During the third day of building the privacy fence I thought a Hydrangea branch had hit my lip. It felt swollen but after a minute I knew what it was; a canker sore, fever blister, cold sore. I knew it was going to be a whopper. I ran in and applied Zovirax and hoped for the best.

It got so big it developed its own personality and wanted to be my blog profile pic. After a few days the center of my upper lip looked like an aerial shot of the June Taylor Dancers.

1 comment:

  1. I feel for you, I use to get them all the time. Now when I start to get them, like you said, start that Zovirax, I think that is the name of the ointment I use. When Abe had a case of the shingles, they prescribed the same name, in pill form. I guess chicken pox, shingles and fever blisters are all the same thing, more or less. When I was a kid, I would get them so bad, it looked like someone socked me in the mouth. Out of our five kids, two got them, the other three and Abe never knew what it was like to have those darn things on the mouth. Hope yours is healing nicely. Happy week-end.