This just made me bawl at 3AM. If you ever wondered what my experience with TN is like, this is a solid nine minute explanation-and definitely worth a watch if you know/love/care about someone who has Trigeminal Neuralgia. TN is easily one of the hardest things I've ever experienced. It's changed my whole life. It's changed who I am as a person. It's changed everything.
On the hardest days, I want to give up so goddamn badly. On the better days, I feel almost hopeful. But the pain is almost always there. Literally *always*. I like to think that I can get through mostly everything on my own. But I'm so, so, SO very tired every. single. day.
My silent prayer is ultimately a cure, but until then...I just wish more people understood how much pain people with TN endure *daily*. For every single time I speak of my pain there's a million minutes when I don't say anything about it. Because what's the point in complaining?
Before my diagnosis, I had never even heard about Trigeminal Neuralgia. I had no clue it even existed, let alone what life was like for someone who had it. How I wish more people understood the struggle of day-to-day life with TN.
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