I’ve heard many painful things in the years I’ve been a caregiver. “God. Dear God. Help me!” That was my mother, writhing from trigeminal neuralgia, a condition that can feel like being attacked by a wrathful enemy armed with very sharp knives. Sometimes she went to the hospital for a shot of Demerol when the pain…

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