I'll dive right in: my pelvis never recovered from carrying my baby during pregnancy and giving birth.
When I was about six months pregnant, I was diagnosed with symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), which you might know as pelvic girdle pain.
Choosing to be in pain isn't an easy choice. It's the impossible choice, made only slightly easier for me by the fact that the medication didn't ever completely take the pain away for me.
I am 30 years old, I've had TN for over 6 years, I volunteer for the TNA UK and I've never actually met anyone face to face who also lives with trigeminal neuralgia.
October 7th 2021 is Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day 2021; the world is lighting up in teal and I have amassed 50 thousand readers.
I'm not inspirational. I'm just sharing my journey.
I have an eye disease without a name that falls under the White Dot Syndrome Spectrum (originally diagnosed as AZOOR in 2019, but changed to have no diagnosis in 2022) and my vision isn't 'normal'.
One day, I will wake up again and the pain will hit me literally square in the face and I am right back to where I started.