I'm hoping in another four years, I'll look back and I'll be where I am today regarding my facial pain: comfortable in my capabilities and confident in my requirements, with an ability to stand up for myself.
Read more Four Years With Sight Loss: A Reflection
My face always feels like I have something crawling on it and I don't often get a break from it.
Read more Formication: What Is That Sensation In My Face?
I have faked being healthy, sometimes unsuccessfully, but usually pretty well, for the last seven and a half years.
Read more I Don’t Want To Do Anything
Obviously, I got rejected again. I received the letter in the post dated exactly one month after my first letter, not the 12 weeks I was told it may take.
Read more What To Expect When.. You Get Rejected (Again) For PIP (Personal Independence Payments): Stage Two, The Appeal
Simply, the fact I am 'young' means that I should be perfectly healthy. That's great, in theory. Unfortunately, I think someone forgot to tell my body that, because sometimes, I feel like I'm falling to pieces.
Read more I’m Not Too Young
I am, in his words, sledgehammering myself with medication for the very small amount of pain relief I'm actually getting from the medication.
Read more I Went Back To The Pain Management Clinic After Seven Years With Trigeminal Neuralgia
I am accused of being dishonest about needing help with medication and my finances, because I could communicate my medical history to the nurse on the phone.
Read more What To Expect When.. Your PIP (Personal Independence Payments) Application Gets Rejected: Stage One, Mandatory Reconsideration