After a nice week of no travel, we’re leaving tomorrow morning for San Jose. It’s all work: the annual California Library Association conference. The preparation is always more difficult than the actual event so it will be kind of nice to get up there and get started.
But before turning off the computer for the night, I have to tell the quick story of Chuck’s Thing on the Roof of His Mouth. It’s been there for about seven months, doing nothing much but hanging around and being a fairly unobtrusive bump. Our regular doc saw it when we had physicals and was so unimpressed by it he said, “Don’t worry about it it’s nothing!” Oddly enough though, when Chuck had an abcess on, uh, the Area That Must Not Be Named, the antibiotics he took made the bump a bit smaller! When he went for his dental checkup however, the dentist noticed it, asked about it, and sent Chuck off to an oral surgeon (the dentist didn’t know what it was either, but found it more intriguing than our regular doc had). The oral surgeon also didn’t know what it was but being an oral surgeon said, “Let’s cut it out!” So that’s what happened last Friday. I missed the really gruesome money shot right after the surgery, but caught a good shot Saturday. the followup shot is from tonight.
Chuck saw the oral surgeon today and he was quite impressed with the healing. The consensus still is on its being a thing, but better a thing gone than a Thing on the Roof of Your Mouth. Oh, and he can’t eat croutons for a few more days.