This is The Cankerboy Chronicles
This is the inaugural post of my blog, The Cankerboy Chronicles, perhaps the first blog and website dedicated to joy and pain (mostly pain) of living with canker sores.
You know how people always say in this day and age that there’s a website/book/tv show about just about anything? It’s true. And this is the one for canker sores.
So why would I want to write a blog about open sores in people’s mouths? Because a lot of people have them. 10-20% of the population, according to different estimates. That’s many, many millions of people out there bristling at the thought of anything with mustard or tomatoes. And nobody’s really speaking for them, at least that I could find. Little posts here and there, mostly about the specifics of different treatments and home remedies. All of which is well and good. But I wanted to go deeper, to talk about actually living with these little mouth demons, and what we all have to go through, and maybe, just maybe, have a laugh about it.
Who exactly is Cankerboy and what makes me think I’m qualified to write about this? I’m no doctor, but I’ve had these little bastards my whole life, and I’ve come to the conclusion that doctors don’t know any more about this condition than I do. Doctors, dentists, ear/nose/throat specialists, none of them have ever been able to give me a straight answer as to why these things happen, so I took it upon myself to track, experiment, and test all the different products and theories out there to find an answer. I’ve been doing this for years, and now, I’m sharing my experience with you.
I also invite all my readers to participate and share what has worked for them, research they’ve found, and their experiences. I hope that over time this becomes a community of the mouth-afflicted, where we can get support and help each other out. No, cankers aren’t cancer, it’s an annoyance at best, but there’s a lot of us out there and nobody really comes out and talks about it, out of either shame or misunderstanding. On this site, we can come out of the closet.
I hope you find this site helpful and come back over and over for more helpful information and entertaining commentary. Welcome. And enjoy.