I have the body that tends to have mouth ulcer and have them rather frequently. I never paid attention how fast they heal but they always come and go. Earlier this year a close family member got diagnosed with mouth cancer (one type of skin cancer) after her mouth ulcer didn’t heal for three months. From this unfortunate news, I learned that if the mouth ulcer does not heal in two weeks that means something is wrong and it may become cancerous.
Shortly after that, I got mouth ulcer due to stress from work etc. It hurt so bad that it affected my eating. The kids learned what happened and all told me to check with the doctor if I don’t get better in two weeks.
The ulcer did heal after a while and I was glad I could eat without feeling so painful again. It was probably two weeks after I healed, one day at the dinner table, Evan who sat next to me suddenly asked me: “Mom, how is your mouth? Is the ulcer healed?” I didn’t know why I was so touched by him at the moment. Although Evan has shown the sign of growing emotionally during the past couple of years, in many perspectives, he is still the young immature boy to me who only cares about things happen around him. I know he loves me and everything but didn’t expect him checking on me weeks after I got ulcer while everyone else seemed to have forgotten about it. I know he is truly afraid of me getting the cancer too and it really touched my heart knowing he was worrying about me. It seems to be such a trivial thing to mention as every child loves their parents but it meant a lot to me. Thanks honey for checking on me ：）