Sunday, 5 January 2014

Trying To Stay Positive

I have had this condition for 13 years. I will not say I suffer from it.

They could have told me I had terminal cancer, and that would be far worse. This is not going to kill me.

I love life, my husband, my daughter, my beautiful grandchildren. I make the most of remissions and will not allow TN to take over my life. When it rages, I never think , why me, because I must have been picked out of the masses to make me a stronger person. I must admit that I do not fancy getting older, I am 62 now, and cannot imagine being this way forever, but as none of us know how long forever is, you might just as well get on with it.

I think it's really important to keep stress levels down, and problems follow me around but I find a positive attitude and never letting it take hold of my life make me feel more in control. 

Written by a very positive lady living with Trigeminal Neuralgia



  1. I am a 74 year old lady who has had TN for 40 years. It was diagnosed in September 2013. I am a "happy camper" as they say. The medication the doctor gave me has given me a more pain-free life.

    1. Hi there, thank you for reading the blog and leaving a comment.
      Good to know that your medication is helping you. It gives people hope to know that some people can get help from their medication.


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