I figured I should get all of my complaints out of the way before I’m ready to go on my health journey in 2022 because it is a significant reason I am motivated to create change. So I explained how I was diagnosed with some eye issues at the end of 2021, and during the same month also came some increasingly painful problems with my face.

At first, I thought I had something wrong with my teeth, and I might need a root canal, but after visiting the dentist and being checked by exrays and some manual tests, he mentioned that I should get the nerves in my face checked.
I was also concerned because I had been recently diagnosed with Pigmentary Retinol Dystrophy, and I wondered if I may have a tumor in my head. So I visited a doctor specializing in nerve pain, and he diagnosed me with Trigeminal Neuralgia. He also suggested I get an MRI to ensure I didn’t have any other issues we couldn’t see.

Trigeminal neuralgia is confusing because the excruciating pain moves all over different parts of the face. Luckily, I only have it on the right side of the face because it is the most painful thing I’ve ever felt. It is worse than contractions when I’m ready to give birth because it’s in my eyes, teeth, and down the side of my face. I have to stand up and walk around or hold something tight. Tears come to my eyes, and I have to focus on breathing while my body sweats. Before receiving medicine, I had them between 12-15 times a day. Below is the official description from online with links to the webpage. (I’d love to know if any of you have experienced the same thing).

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also known as tic douloureux, is sometimes described as the most excruciating pain known to humanity. The pain typically involves the lower face and jaw, although sometimes it affects the area around the nose and above the eye. This intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain is caused by irritation of the trigeminal nerve, which sends branches to the forehead, cheek and lower jaw. It usually is limited to one side of the face. The pain can be triggered by an action as routine and minor as brushing your teeth, eating or the wind. Attacks may begin mild and short, but if left untreated, trigeminal neuralgia can progressively worsen.

Although trigeminal neuralgia cannot always be cured, there are treatments available to alleviate the debilitating pain. Normally, anticonvulsive medications are the first treatment choice. Surgery can be an effective option for those who become unresponsive to medications or for those who suffer serious side effects from the medications.

Anyway, I just wanted to get it all out there as I focus on building my personal brand “Janae Moss” for coaching. I guess I hadn’t complained about my issues with hormones after having my hysterectomy when I was 34, but that can wait. For now, I need to start discovering how to heal myself. I believe that our minds are powerful, and we have the ability to create wellness when we put our energy into it. Likewise, I believe that the things we say have a massive effect on our physical bodies. So, here’s to 2022 and my determination to heal! Nobody reads this blog anymore, so it’s a safe space to create and focus.
If and when people come along for the ride, they (you) are welcome. But, the best way to help anyone else in my coaching, consulting, family life, etc., is to be the best version of myself. So, here we go! I’d love to hear what self-care focus you want to have in 2022 if you read this.