Just keep being yourself.
You are a stunning person, Krista.
Things happen to us emotionally in life every day that shape who we are. Unfortunately, sometimes there can be these physical scars, as well. I have been blessed with the same result of continuous headache — migraine — whatever you want to call it. My pain companion is the result of a brain surgery (noggin cancer) and a small percentage, for no reason that they fully understand, get constant headaches afterwards. I continue to try various things but, like you, I continued on with life — best I can. I strive to live as though there is nothing wrong. Some days it works better than others, but your story is an inspiration.
Now … Go conquer the world, Krista.