So, flashback to nine years ago. I was a college student, preparing for finals, preparing for the holidays, and preparing for my wedding. We got married on December 17th, 2005. The months leading up to that date were just crazy. Weddings are stressful events for anyone, but when you’re a college student that stress multiplies.
The weekend before Thanksgiving I started getting sick, and as lousy as it was to feel cruddy I suffered the most from a cold sore. I think it was the stress plus a fever that brought that miserable thing out. Right on the inside of my top lip, that miserable beast reminded me of its existence any time I talked, ate, or breathed.
I was freaked out that it would ruin my wedding. I didn’t want our first kiss as man and wife to be executed in pain.
The word “execute” is probably not quite right when talking about a kiss, is it? Well, that’s the kind of word that comes to mind when you have to kiss through a cold sore.
There was also a Thanksgiving feast right around the corner. Thanksgiving is probably the absolute worst time of the year to have a cold sore. You can’t glut yourself on stuffing and gravy with an open wound on your mouth.
The good news is the cold sore didn’t ruin my feast or my first married kiss. I knocked that bad boy out with some Abreva® cream. Thank God for Abreva® cream. I found this magical cream tucked away in an aisle at the drugstore. I was so excited to find something for my cold sore that I didn’t even get distracted by the makeup aisle. That’s a big deal, folks.
Anyways, with the holidays right around the corner folks are starting to get sick. I’ve already had my three-week bout with bronchitis, so I’m hoping that was enough of a sacrifice to the flu gods. You might find yourself waking up to a beast on the inside or outside of your mouth. It will threaten to ruin everything from your feast to your Christmas sweater. This is when it would be a good time to grab some Abreva® cream.
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