It's a cruel world when a lollipop can carry the Haitian Funky Mouth Disease. What was supposed to be an act of bonding between me and the boys turned into a week of misery. You may ask, "What is Haitian Funky Mouth Disease"? It is essentially a mouth infection that causes your gums to swell and become tender (like right after the dentist's 'hook'), and multiple canker sores on your gums and tongue. Apparently, it is rare in adults, and lasts 7 to 10 days.
I have learned many lessons through all of this, here are a few:
-New Rule: One lollipop, one mouth.
-A moment of bonding can lead to a week of pain.
-Nothing is innocent.
-Listen to your mother.
-Only eating things that you don't chew will help you lose 15 pounds in one week (is that what a liquid diet is supposed to be?).
-Taking vitamin C and Zinc gives you bad B.O. that smells like Parmesian Goldfish.
-HFMD is bad for intimacy with your wife.
-Even with all of our doctors and medicines, some things just have to run thier course.
I'm now on day 8, my mouth is starting to feel better, and I am hoping that it will stay on this course without any lingering effects.