I am new to this forum. Please forgive any grammar problems. I usually am very good at writing. I have been having a VERY hard time with concentration. I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia on December 24th (Merry Christmas for me). I was in the emergency room and they told me. Had an MRI with imaging. Don't know what they saw. I had been doctoring with my MD for a few months as more and more things went wrong with my health. (I have never been very healthy and I have a lot of diagnosed diseases - I doctor with the Mayo Clinic for the really hard to fix problems.) I have been clinically dead once and have been near death three other times. (The last time was four years ago - I had a ruptured ovarian cyst and extensive internal bleeding, and much more internal damage - was given a blood transfusion -- I lost over 1/3 of my blood volume. I was in the hospital for six days.)
I wrote the above just to give someone a small sampling of what I have been through and now to find out the I have TN is just too much to bear. I'm tired of fighting for my life, I'm tired of being in constant pain. (Doc. gave me Keppra for pain of TN)
Please if there is anyone who can help me with my pain or has good advice to help me through this, please respond.
Also, every year my husband and I have gone on vacation to get away from the winter weather, but now we can't because of me. I so very much look forward to our winter reprieve and now feel like such a failure.
I can't even get out to visit our children and I don't like for them to see me in such a state. They have seen me sick or hurt for their entire lives. It just isn't right.
Sorry, I needed to write my feelings. I just am so tired of trying to pretend that everything is alright. I just want to be well.
Thank you for "listening".