Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

To all of you who read my blog, I am always very grateful.  I have said to some people that my blog is almost like therapy for me. It is the place where I am totally honest about my pain and can have a right good old moan and, believe me, it helps. So a big thank you to everyone for taking the time to read my ramblings.

I hope that you and your families have a lovely Christmas. And for any of you or those with friends or family who suffer from  Trigeminal Neuralgia or any other form of pain, I truly hope that you or they have as pain free a Christmas as is possible.

Christmas isn't always the happiest day of the year. Apart from all the rushing and wrapping, cooking and cleaning, it is often a time when people remember the loved ones who are sadly no longer with us. Hopefully we can remember those people and let their memories make us smile tomorrow. Not just tomorrow. Hopefully their memories can make us smile always.

Love to everyone.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thinking of Others

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a horrible disease. The pain is bad. Really bad. However, there are always things in life worse than it.

The other day, we heard of the horrendous shooting in the school in Connecticut. Constantly we hear of tragedies, whether they be from a war torn country, or from a horrific road accident in our own country. Whether there is one life lost or ten, it is still a tragedy.

People say that it is worse when things like this happen near Christmas. But it isn’t worse......if it were worse, it would imply that any other time of year would be better. But it would never be better for tragedies like these.


We, as a human race are strong. Resilient. We bounce back and we can do it time after time. 

It is just so sad that we have to bounce back from such tragedies.

Lately I have done a lot of complaining about my face. But then I think about what some people are going through right now, including my own sister having lost her daughter earlier in the year, and I realise that I’ve got life pretty easy.