I could party all weekend and think nothing of it. I could live on a couple of hours sleep a night. My only concerns were drinking a little too much and making myself a little bit sick! Now I'm faced with a long list of hazards that I'd never needed to consider before..
I started my period on Sunday and I'm convinced that it set my facial pain off.
I feel sick all the time, but usually when I'm lying down, or first thing in a morning, or in the evening.. Yes, basically all the time. I have no idea why, doctors don't know why and I've just given up trying to get to the root cause! However, over the last few years, I have collected a few handy ways in which I deal with nausea..
I would have been happy to lie in bed forever.
I often feel that I have to justify my medical needs more than some other people, because mine isn't recognised anywhere by anyone! I always find myself thinking that no one has even heard of it, unless they personally know someone with it.
I recently posted a picture on my instagram of a pile of Salivix boxes on my bed. Salivix are some sweets that help stimulate saliva and I think they're actually recommended for cancer patients. No one had heard of them, but plenty of people were struggling along with the dry mouth side effect of medication.
Then my entire face went numb.
Unfortunately this isn't a travel blog post, this is the story of my suicide disease. I'm going to start at the second to last day of our holiday, when I realised that my teeth were starting to hurt a bit.