Karen Brigham Story
I grew up in Vermont, a mom to four amazing daughters... Diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia 8 years ago and despite MVD surgeries that did offer some relief of the agonizing pain for short periods of time, I was left with a condition called Anesthesia Doulorosa I am not a professional artist, but that I discovered it is a way to help distract my brain from the constant burning and buzzing feeling on the left side of my face. My other interests are being always on the lookout for little ways I can possibly make someone else's life less painful. I'm big into comedy and sharing the funny "I Love Lucy" moments that she often finds herself in. Laughing at life's predicaments Feels better than crying over them. So art and comedy are essential tools for living a happy life even with TN. I'm 52 years old. Also, of all of the procedures and medications I've had over the past 8 years to treat my TN, the most beneficial one of all was joining an online support group for the first time only 3 months ago!!! Before that I never knew such a thing existed and I thought I was the only person in the world with this disease.