Trigeminal Neuralgia

Everyone Can Remember Exactly When Their Trigeminal Neuralgia Started

I have a chronic pain condition called Trigeminal Neurgalia. Recently, I shared on Facebook that I've just had my three year neuralgiaversary and asked how long everyone else had been living with TN for. People commented who hadn't yet been diagnosed and people commented who had been living with TN for 20+ years. What struck me most is that, as far as I could see, everyone could remember exactly when they first were struck down with neuralgia.

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From Trigeminal Neuralgia, With Love: What I Have Gained From Living With Chronic Pain For Three Years

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.

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Trigeminal Neuralgia and My Little White Cat

Today, I found myself in a lot of pain. Usual, unsurprising pain. Conked out on the sofa like usual, the babies climbed all over me, like usual: Cooper on my feet and Evie as close to my face as physically possible, every now and then 'talking' to me, to remind me she was right there, and then, once in a while, reaching out and touching my cheek on my TN side with her little paw, with all her claws out.