Life with T
I felt that if the pain didn’t stop I was going to take a knife and cut the nerve out of my cheek!
This is a long post, sorry. 1,576 more words
2 months ago
after lightning strikes
It has been six months and twelve days since my microvascular decompression. That’s 193 days.
193 days since the last time I had to take 300 mg. 354 more words
4 months, 2 weeks ago
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
5 months, 1 week ago
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
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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
6 months ago
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
First line of treatment for patients with trigeminal neuralgia TGN should always be medical, usually the anticonvulsant carbamazepine (Tegretol®), which provides at least partial pain relief for 80% to 90% of patients. 238 more words
2 years, 2 months ago