There are days that it takes colossal effort to run a brush through my hair and brush my teeth. The point is that these things need to be done. It hurts like a bitch, but unless we warriors keep fighting, this pain will win.
When you suffer from Chronic Pain, a lot of the time your life changes. My life certainly has. Some things that I enjoyed before are gone.. I worry sometimes for my mental health, and I am trying to beat back the pain.
So I am waiting for these medications to take some of my pain away, trying all the time to push myself all the time to make an effort, complete necessary tasks on a daily basis. It is not easy and I fail sometimes, but I don't beat myself up about it because it's ok to fail at times. The fact that I try is the important thing.
It is vital that everyone with Trigeminal Neuralgia tries their best to think positively, pushes themselves constantly and try to avoid wallowing. I know the pain is demonic, believe me I know.
Until there is more awareness and a cure, we need to fight, educate everyone around us and have compassion for those of us who are having a tough time. Lend a hand, even if it is a get well message. It makes all the difference.