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Living With Facial Pain

2014-02-04 09.39.03


#1

Ouch. Though she says the staples bothered her less coming out than the stitches.


#2

I've had both staples and stitches (not for TN surgery, though). They look AWFUL, don't they? Frankenstein like! But apparently there is less scarring from them and I found them easier to come out as well. Other than that, what a nice neat incision! How is the patient now?


#3

She is doing great. We are at ~22 months past the 2nd MVD, and she is still medication free. Her Geniculate Neuralgia is completely gone. Trigeminal Neuralgia likes to give us a little blip every month or so, but generally lines up with sickness, or when she lets herself get exhausted, or when she had too many tests/papers in one week and gets stressed out. Even the blips though are much, much less intense and shorter than her previous nearly-daily attacks, so we will happily take it!