Living with Trigeminal Neuralgia

My husband Reuben was diagnosed in 2017 with Trigeminal Neuralgia. I am his caregiver and before you will understand my daily struggles, and his, while living with trigeminal neuralgia you need to know what Trigeminal Neuralgia is. What is Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) The medical Explanation:Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also called tic douloureux, is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal (fifth cranial) nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. TN is a form of neuropathic pain (pain associated with nerve injury or nerve lesion.) Although sometimes debilitating, the disorder is not life-threatening.TN is considered to be one of…

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Scoliosis – the health issue that rules my world!
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Scoliosis – the health issue that rules my world!

I was about eight years old when the school nurses came to do their annual health checkup.  They urgently wanted to speak to my Mother after my checkup. My mother just had one of her back operations and could not come to the school. They told me that my back was crooked and that I urgently needed to see our family physician who would advise what to do next as I was still young.I thought it funny because all they did was bend me over and ran their fingers down my spine. They did it a couple of times before…

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