Anchors um, uh, err Cankers Aweigh (Away)

I saw a client’s son this week with cankers sores – a session that jarred my own memory.

When I was around nine years old my entire mouth broke out in canker sores (aphthae) – at least a 5-10 throughout my mouth. I remember how utterly painful it was – couldn’t eat, swallow, smile or even sing – a serious thing when you’re known as The Golden Voice of Framingham, Massachusetts. ;’)

I remember going to my pediatrician, Dr. Seigel, who shrugged it off as a viral infection of some sort. What a strange event. It never happened again yet I had always wondered about it. Continue reading “Anchors um, uh, err Cankers Aweigh (Away)”