I often talk about how much I can do, living with Trigeminal Neuralgia, but I don’t often blog about the things I can’t do. I realised that I probably should, because this is the kind of post I’d like to read myself – to know it’s not only me and to know I’m not alone. I also wish I’d have known some of these things when I first got diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, to know what was ‘normal’ for other people and to know what was special just for me. Here are just seven of the things I can’t do, with my TN!
I can’t eat icecream, but I can manage ice in a cocktail, if I really try! If I take a painkiller before I have a cocktail, I can manage having the very cold drink (just!), but there is absolutely no way I can manage ice directly in my mouth and I definitely can’t eat icecream. Having something cold in my mouth is a complete no!