I don’t listen to the music of Ben Haggerty but the above tweet from the rapper sure eloquently describes the experience of having a canker sore. I think I’ve written about them before but I used to get canker sores quite frequently when I was in my late teens and early 20s. I used to just describe them as plain painful, like having an open wound that felt like a needle being jabbed into your mouth anytime anything touched it. Spirit hindering though? Yeah, that’s another apt way of putting it. It takes out all the joy of eating because anytime a piece of food touch a canker sore it’s just so painful.

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