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A Pained Life: A Chronic Pain Journey Paperback – September 12, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
Anyways, it was nice to hear someone else's tale about the horror of TN. I thought I had a hard case, but Carol is a true inspiration to me. She really went thru a lot and, it turns out, is a wonderful writer!
This was a book based on medical info. But it wasn't boring at all. It was a real page turner. I couldn't put it down and had to finish it in a few days. I plan on loaning it out to others who are dealing with the "fun" of TN issues. Thanks for a fabulous book!
This book does not offer you the solution/cure to TN.
However, it gave me the warnings for the future medical/legal decisions.
As a TN patient, although the type of TN that I suffer and the type of the TN that the author suffers are different, I have gone through the very similar experiences with dental/medical/legal professionals.
So it was very difficult and relieving for me to know that I was not alone.
This book is good for "Reality Check."
This book gave me a courage to live despite of everything, since now I know that there exists a person who has guts to keep living.
I thank the author.
When my child had to have braces for his teeth, I noticed on the receipt that I got that they work with facial pain, so I casually mentioned it to him about my horrible pain that I had been living with for 10 years. He immediately put me in the chair and told me that he could help me and I got braces, I got relief for the first time and then after a year, it all came back and I was devastated. His assistant told me to go to a chiropractor. I did get relief but it always came back if I did not see a chiropractor regularly. I was told I had TMJ and for 29 years, I thought that was the problem but one time a dentist saw me in a full blown attack and he said THAT is not TMJ.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A passionate and inspiring story of persistence and overcoming hurdles in dealing with the medical community.Published 3 months ago by Dillard N. Thompson
The medical experience Ms. Levy writes about is 30 years old. Not current to today's insurance run health care system. Ms. Levy doesn't give any advice from her experience. Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by john galt
Frankly, I think this book should be read by every doctor, regardless of his or her specialty. A Pained Life is a tense and often sad journey into the world of trigeminal neuralgia... Read morePublished on September 21, 2011 by booklass
One of the biggest things that strikes me time and again is the disbelief by Friends, family and others, that Pain is real... How Many scars do they need to see? Read morePublished on August 4, 2010 by D