Ever woken up and felt a pinch that lets you know that… ooh … this is not going to be your best day?
I did. Yesterday morning, I woke up to a fat lip and a tingle that told me how, overnight, an excruciatingly painful cold sore had taken hold of my lower lip. Right in the middle where the coffee cup hits, a spoon rests, and where teeth can connect. Ouch.
I’ve gotten these beauties since I was a wee girl; probably a leftover from a well-meaning relative’s kiss at Christmas-time. Now … they appear whenever I’m stressed or run-down .. or both.
I had a long day before me then, today and tomorrow … 8 hours of training + a 1 hour commute. 8 hours of training, talking, role-playing, learning and communicating. All while sporting a bubbly, painful thing smack in the middle of my mouth. Where I greet people. Where it can’t hide. Where I can’t hide it.
What’d they serve us for lunch you ask? A salty soup, a crusty bread sandwich and potato chips – Oh my goodness, nerve endings screamed as shock waves of pain radiated through my face.
It looks bad. It feels much, much worse.
And it reminds me that my “normal” days… my 360 days a year without these …. are pretty darned wonderful …
What symptoms tell you that you’re stressed?