Thanks for sticking it out with me y’all. I am going to try to have a new post up on Friday. I deeply apologize for the delay in writing a new post. I am dealing with a particularly painful neurological disorder. Let me paint you a picture…
About 12 years ago, I was heavily involved in playing softball. I was a catcher. Because we were in a beer league, there was really no call for wearing a face mask. During a game I was catching and a ball came off the back of the bat and hit me in the face. It knocked me out cold. When I came too, my first question was “Do I have all my teeth?” Everyone said yes. I then asked if my teeth went through my lip. Everyone said no. I got helped up and looked at the blood down the front of my jersey. I was fine with that and said, “Well, then. Let’s play.” Of course they wouldn’t let me and I got benched. I ended up having a very fat lip and a what turned out to be a massive concussion. I was not even able to drive for 10 days to ensure I wouldn’t have any seizures. The end result was permanent neurological damage…a disorder called Trigeminal Neuralgia. That means I have a compression on the central nerve of the brain. It causes extreme facial pain in some. In fact it is nick named the suicide disease. For me, it is a constant ache in my ear and jaw with intermittent shooting pain. The medication I am usually on controls it well. However, this flare up has now been going on for over a week and has required a booster. What causes a flare up? Weather changes, stress…anything. It is hard to pin point. My GP is in the process of trying to get me in to see a neurologist so we can see if the condition has worsened.
Bare with me, everybody! I am planning a come back! It is just taking a bit longer than I was hoping.