After being born with a facial deformity and suffering for many years with chronic pain, I decided to create a blog to help other people who may be going through similar experiences. My blog takes you through my journey and provides help and advice to anyone undergoing facial reconstructive or corrective surgery.
Until 4 years ago I was so alone and there was nothing online to help me better understand the problems I was experiencing or even to give me a heads up about the type of surgery I was about to undergo and the possible complications and lasting side effects I may experience. These risks included: numbness, severe nerve pain, muscle spasms, chronic fatigue and psychological issues like; depression, body dysmorphia and agoraphobia.
My blog was my way of coping with all of this and in the process I have made some great friends and have been able to help so many other people. It has not been an easy journey and I have encountered a lot of resistance from people who like to make fun of the way other people look, or belittle the struggles people face on a daily basis. I continue to blog and be active on social media because I never want anyone to feel the way i once felt. I genuinely care about the people who are alone and struggling. I want to show them that you should never be beaten or made feel like you have less of a voice because of the way you look or because of the way you feel.