I have been successfully living with TN for over 14 years and counting. I have had 3 brain surgeries. Started with MVD then 2 Cyberknife. The last Cyberknife appears to have done the trick.
It left the entire left side of my face without feeling; gums, tongue, eye, nose, ear and all. Then about a year ago, the feeling started to return. I was just getting use to the lack of feeling and now have to deal with the pain of nerves regenerating.
This pain is nothing like the TN shocking me every 5 seconds like it did before I found the right doctor and the right treatment.