I am opening my doors to some amazing warriors and sharing my little space on the internet with some incredible people dealing with chronic pain and chronic illness.
I get the worst 'brain fog' in the world. Sometimes, my mind just won't co-operate with the rest of me! I get it both from the medication and from simply being in pain. I could possibly call it 'pain fog'!
When I wake up in a morning, I feel like I'm about to collapse sometimes, but when I log onto my work computer, I can (for the most part) function like a hard working adult. When I get home from work, I'm in too much pain to move.
Today, I encourage anyone reading this to please do something for yourself.
As, most of the time, I'm noticing it on my left side, I do tend to shrug it off with a quick 'oh, it's on my bad side, it's on my TN''s side, I'll be fine', because everything that happens on my left side just tends to be down to my TN!
I have had chronic face pain for two years and I feel like I'm at the stage where I can, mostly, continue with my daily life as normal. Here are my personal favourite tips for just getting on with it when you have TN:
When I was diagnosed with chronic facial pain, I desperately searched around for hints and tips of how to cope with my new life, but I couldn't find anything, other than odd bits in different medical forums. I wish I'd had someone to tell me these things.. I've been there and muddled through it, so you don't have to..