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The First Stick

I like chewing gum. My husband does not, which is awesome, because it means I do not have to share my gum with him.

I could not chew gum when I had trigeminal neuralgia (“TN”) or when I was recovering from brain surgery. 330 more words

Trigeminal Neuralgia

In Sickness and In Health

My husband and I met in fall 2008, during my first year of law school. At that time, we both had full intention to date other people and most definitely  479 more words

Trigeminal Neuralgia

The First Shocks

It all started with an innocuous visit to my sister-in-law and her family over the 4th of July weekend last year (2014).

There I was, on Saturday, July 5th, sitting poolside with about half of my in-laws and my husband. 472 more words

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Giving the Finger

In the decade I spent in the waiting area before surgery (thank goodness for Xanax. Seriously.), a P.A. shaved two spots on my head: the area directly behind my right ear and a 1″x 1″ spot on top of my head. 100 more words

Trigeminal Neuralgia