What does it mean to feel betrayed by your body when you live with chronic illness?

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The person I was before my diagnosis with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) feels like a version of myself from a parallel universe. That version of myself is fearless and tireless; she is disciplined and hyper-productive. She never stops. That portrait is in sharp contrast to who I am now — a woman who is no less disciplined or ambitious, but who lives with…