Overcoming Thalamus Pain
Writing this down is very difficult to do. Hopefully I can "blog" it. I'm hoping that this will do several things - give hope to others, allow me to see how far I've come, and banish some demons.
Today I am free from many things that tortured me. The worst was "thalamus pain", a "phantom pain" that I felt on the left side of my face. Nothing can describe that. My little brain was convinced that a red-hot iron had been left on my face. One thing that helped a bit was looking into a mirror to try to convince my brain that nothing was wrong. I learned this while watching a documentary about amputees with phantom pain. It took several years for the pain to subside, but it did. Right now I feel a vague numbness in that area of my face, but not pain. I can live with that.