I have trigeminal neuralgia and I'm allowed to have a life.
I have trigeminal neuralgia and my brain thinks I'm in pain all the time. It's really difficult to explain to anyone who doesn't live with neuropathic (nerve) pain.
Even if we can be sure a death was suicide, how can we be sure that someone took their own life due to having trigeminal neuralgia?
I am a medical keyworker in the UK and I am not in lockdown for the coronavirus outbreak. I still go to work every day and my job is essential. I am not frontline NHS - I am not a paramedic, a nurse, or an A&E worker. I am a clinic co-ordinator at a hospital.
The government have sent out letters to one and a half million people in England, informing them that they are in the most high risk category and that they should stay in their houses for the next 3 months. These people include those who are currently undergoing chemotherapy, the recipients of organ transplants and people with severe respiratory diseases.
The DVLA (Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency) have had my provisional driving licence for fifteen weeks and I don't think I'm getting it back.
I used to be so absolutely offended if a healthy person told me they were tired.
Both my physical health and mental health took a turn for the worse over the last few months - I'm having more issues than I know where to begin with and I haven't been able to write for a while, which, in turn, affected my mental health too. In terms of physical health, I'm feeling probably the worst I've ever felt in my life and like my poor little body falling to pieces and there's nothing I can do about it.