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..
Recently, I was put in touch with a girl and a kitten, who had suffered a brain trauma too. The vet asked if I could give her some advice on moving forward with a blind pet, specifically one who had suffered a similar head injury. I realise this a very specific type of disabled pet, but there aren't many places on the internet to get advice about raising a blind or disabled kitten.
My aim with this blog has always been to be completely honest with my readers, so, without being too graphic, my skin has been so dry to the point where I have patted my face with a towel after a bath, applying barely any pressure, and my skin has literally bled from my forehead onto the towel. I know dry skin.
I used to really struggle to swallow pills. I remember my nan trying to get me to take a cod liver oil capsule when I was about 12 or 13; it simply would not go down. When I had a chest infection when I was 20, I had to take the child friendly liquid antibiotics instead of tablet antibiotics, because I said I couldn't manage to swallow a tablet. I had to take disolveable aspirin if I ever needed one, in orange cordial (and I don't like fizzy drinks, so those were awful!)
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: