Today is Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day and this photo is of all the trigeminal nerve branches. I mean! Look at that beautiful and intricate design by the Creator!
For TN patients, ALL those nerves are connected and have pain receptors that malfunction, so it’s no wonder that it hurts so much! TN pain includes stabbing, shooting, shocking, burning, or throbbing along all those nerves you see. It can come in spurts, last for days, or be constant and always there.
I was diagnosed 14 years ago and my life has not been the same since. And yet, I’ve tried to live my life as normal as possible! Some days I succeed and other days I don’t.
“Pain sculpts us into someone who understands more deeply, appreciates more quickly, hopes more desperately, loves more openly, and lives more passionately.”
#tnawareness2020 #choosejoy #livefull