Shelly opened the topic today about how TN effects her as a woman. Sorry guys, I know you suffer. Women have a whole other set of issues.
Basic psychology of men and women; Men identify themselves with their jobs and accomplishments. Women identify themselves with their beauty and family. That's not to say men do not value their beauty or family and women do not value their job and accomplishments. Both do but there is a bigger value for women in their looks.
Having our face attacked from the inside out is an attack on our value. Having facial tics, having to hide our face, not being able to put on make-up of wash our face, these are all hitting us emotionally. It wears us down.
Lets talk about sex; This portion could be considered R rate by some. For me its just reality. Like Shelly said, I miss kissing passionately. I miss my man being spontaneous. He is so afraid to hurt me our sex life is planned.
While we are here lets also bring up the ugly truth about how our female parts are effected by all this. The medication wrecks havoc on our monthly cycles. Our monthly cycles make the TN pain worse. We get yeast infections from the medications. Not to mention, our Ph balance is all messed up!
As a woman with TN, our emotions are on such a roller coaster its like living with Cybil. For this we feel guilt. We are trained to be wives and mothers. The center of our families universe. When TN takes over our lives, the emotional response isn't easy to adjust to. The family is our first priority. Its their needs that are supposed to come first. All of a sudden its the woman's needs that have to come first. A role few of us are ready for. Again, did I mention the guilt?
All of these subjects could be expound on. I hope the women of this site jump in and tell their story on these subjects. I know I missed a few also.
How does TN effect you feeling like a woman?