Friday, May 29, 2009

Luis during a day trip we took to Whistler.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

on the subject of medical mishaps

Last week I prepared some delicious lentil soup with carrots, celery and garlic. It smelled so good. But when I got near it, part of my gums in the front of my mouth got a little tight. That night, Luis prepared rice with sausage. When I ate some, it had the same effect and then two glands under my chin started to grow and grow and grow. They were bigger than a Lindt truffle (yummy) and smaller then a plum with the consistency of plums. I didn't have to tell Luis what was happening; he could see them growing bigger and bigger.
I went to the hospital. It turned out that my salivary glands in my mouth were somehow blocked, and so the saliva was building up in my salivary glands.
So just the smell of soup set me off as my salivary glands starting producing saliva.
I have to have a scan Friday to see if I have a stone in my salivary glands. The docs said it's not dangerous.