Hello! My name is Noelle (nickname Ellie), and this is a place for me to look back on my MVD experience, keep family and friends updated, and hopefully help out others who are going through a similar experience.
I started my first blog when I did the Disney College Program (ellieearnsherears.blogspot.com). I love going back and reading through the archives to look at past memories. I was also able to help people visiting the parks, and other people doing the program through the blog. I hope to replicate that here!
While I'm talking about my reasoning for writing a blog, I feel the need to explain why I picked its name! My site is called "TN Princess" for a few reasons:
1. I love Disney. A lot.
2. The hospital where I am getting my MVD is about 15 minutes away from Disneyland, so naturally I had to include some Disney magic in my blog. I hope to visit Downtown Disney during my recuperation period a couple of times!
3. Disney princesses are known for their determination and hope. They fight for what they believe in, and they always do it while singing a song! I can really relate to all of these traits. They also rely on encouragement from their friends - and I have been grateful to have a lot of that in my life. I am so thankful for all of the people who have supported me along the way.
Many of my friends and family know that I have trigeminal neuralgia (TN), and some know that I have been going through testing to see if I would be a candidate for MVD surgery. I am both relieved and nervous to say the I have been approved for surgery. It is scary and exciting at the same time. Getting the surgery means no more medications, and no more pain. Yay!
This blog is a way for me to document my MVD experience and hopefully make a small difference in the process! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you learn something new!