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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Relating My Experiences and Brushing My Teeth a Million Times a Day

I finished up this week's Psychology assignments and quizzes today. We do two chapters a week. Today was fairly easy for me because the subject I chose was maternal diseases or illnesses. We had to design a class that would focus on one topic and explain why it was to be taught, and things that should be taught and maybe some sources that you could information from. Well here was my opportunity to speak about cancer in pregnancy! I did just that and though I wrote about 2 1/2 paragraphs (all that is required) I could have went on and on. It was nice to be able to write about something I know. It's also something I feel I could teach!

As for brushing my teeth? Well not now. I brush my teeth normally now but yesterday I had some garlic bread. The taste just would NOT go away from my mouth. It was awful. I felt like my breath must be killing all those around me so I rushed to the bathroom to brush. It reminded me of when I was sick. I do not know how many women out there have bad tastes in their mouth while pregnant. I always did. Everything made me feel sick especially after tastes of pretty much any food. Chemotherapy also comes with it's own bad tastes in the mouth. I must have brushed my teeth after every drink, every nibble and sometimes just because I had sat there for too long without brushing. It was the only thing that helped and really brushing alone wasn't enough. I had some alcohol free mouthwash and rinsed often with that too. While on chemo they say not to use any mouthwash with alcohol. Mouth sores are quite common while on chemotherapy, or at least the kind I took. It's nice to not feel that way anymore though! I was reminded yesterday and honestly felt very free that I wasn't married to my toothbrush anymore.

1 comment:

Sandee said...

I love garlic anything, but you are right...brushing and brushing a zillion times to try to be kind to those around me.

Have a terrific day. :)