Pain Dr. 

Today I had a dr’s appointment with my pain dr. He reminded me of how far I’ve come. When I first started seeing him, I was in pain every day, all the time. Nothing we tried would ever work. I could barely get through the day.  (Just go back on my posts and you can witness it first hand!!). Now I can go days at a time without pain!! Is it some form of remission?? Is it the meds? Is it a combination?? Probably the last one!! But remission is possible with TN. So, who really knows. I was tired and kind of bla and we were talking about prediabetes and exercise and things and he mentioned how much better I am from when I began seeing him. He’s right! It’s crazy! Why am I not dancing in the streets. We also decided that I should go off the gabapenten completely. (One of my meds). It’s one of my face pain mess that I’ve been on forever!!  He is concerned about the increase in headaches, especially if it coincides with my decreasing the gabapenten. What was meant for one thing may have been working for another!! He also wants me to start exercising. He gave me all sorts of stats about the benefits of exercise, relating to pain, as well as other things. He said to start slow and work your way up. The biggest reason people stop exercising is that they overdo it and end up either injured, exhausted and/or overwhelmed.  Slow and steady wins the race right??  This isn’t the first time he’s told me to begin exercising, but I have to follow through with it this time!! I need to get more active, to start doing something.

Ironically, I got the “move more” book today at my Weight Watchers Meeting. Which means tonight was my fourth meeting (3weeks in since I started!) I’m feeling okay about this evenings weight loss, another 1.5 pounds gone. That means 5 pounds total in three weeks! Not bad I guess, I had an off week!! I had the nibbles all week. When ever I made the kids grilled cheese, I ate cheese, when I made peanut butter sandwiches, I ate peanut butter etc etc…it felt like it went on and on and, I did track everything and I went over by about -12, but I still lost weight!!  Fortunately, the week ends tonight and resets, both the weekly points, as well as the daily smart points!!  I have to get to bed. I’m doing that fall asleep while writing  thing. Night all! 💤😴 

To help with research and treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia please go to http://www.tnnme.com (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me) to sign a petition to have the World Health Organization (WHO) add Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) to their “Health topic list.””Hopefully one day I’ll get it right, or at least have fun, while about it I write!!”

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