I was wondering if anyone has trigeminal neuralgia and is willing to share personal experiences.
My husband tries to be supportive of my pain and my fear of pain but the rest of my family thinks that it's no big deal. Most of the time I deal with the pain very well and am able to ignore it or at the very least work through it. But yesterday I couldn't talk or eat and I just wanted to cry because I didn't know what else to do. Around 5:00pm, I started feeling better, then my grandmother called and told me she was ready to go to the grocery store. I told her that my face hurts and that I had been in pain all day.
She still wanted to go to the store before supper, meaning "let's leave right now". Normally, I can take her to do whatever she wants but when I get like this it is really hard for me to even talk.
I don't know the right thing to do in my grandmother's case. Was my pain more important than a nice lol without food in her house?
Maybe I shouldn't say "my face hurts" but I can't think of any other way to say it.
Thanks for reading.