Dear Trigeminal Neuralgia, the ‘Suicide Disease,’ I’m Not Giving Up

Dear Trigeminal Neuralgia,

This time last‎ year I never even knew you existed. Now I know you are so very real. You’re “the worst pain known to mankind,” “the suicide disease.” You live up to these names. Some people with you find no relief and feel suicide is their only way out of your physical, emotional and utterly draining pain.

You now are my every fear. You made me grieve for the life I had before you and the future you will undoubtedly change. My future, while it is there, is now fuzzy. I’d like to say I’m winning, but we are neck-and-neck right now.

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