I was just scrolling through Facebook this morning, when I came across a post advertising jobs for air staff for a particular airline and all the comments were about how it was so sexist and ridiculous that in this day and age, ladies are told they need to wear make up in certain jobs and it got me thinking about my own experiences with this.
I'm not here to claim my pain is worse than anyone else's, or that I know better. I hope your pain isn't worse than mine, I hope you're not struggling like I am, but I'm okay if you 'win' this one. I don't mind how mine pain compares to anyone else's. In fact, your pain is worse than mine.
Sometimes, you need to take a look at the whole picture, the bad and the good. If I weigh up what TN has taken from me, I can see that it has given me just as much back in return. I wouldn't change my life, not even the most painful moments.
For some people, social media is a place to impress and where we can take a look at their fantastic lives. My social media is the place where you can see me at my worst, where I'm complaining about being in pain, whinging about medication, feeling absolutely rotten and letting the world know.
So, before I start the dreadful task of coming off my medication again, here are my top tips from the last time (that I absolutely must not forget) for anyone else who is deciding to brave the pain too..
New Years Eve is finally here! I'm excited about making some changes for the future, but I want to call them good habits for 2018, rather than new years resolutions. There's a kind of stigma around making changes for January, so I would rather just think about the good habits I could spend time working on, which I can keep with me for 2018.. 2019, 2020 and hopefully for many years to come!
I would like to think, after two and a half years of trigeminal neuralgia, that I would know what to expect. I think I'm an expert at getting it the fuck done, chronic face pain and all. I'm aware that being in constant pain is very draining and I'm used to being exhausted all the time, but this is a wave of fatigue like never before