Second of three parts
Every day, Helen Narke battles a burning sensation in her mouth that is never expected to go away.
It’s caused by neuropathy – a type of nerve damage resulting from numerous conditions – that she said stems from a dental injury from several years ago.
Narke has used prescription narcotics to relieve the pain, but the medications left her in daze. When she wasn’t sleeping – which was often – she turned dysfunctional. In turn, she said her relationships with her immediate family devolved and her desire to live lessened.
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“I’m telling you, it’s the worst kind of pain you