Hi I started reading this site a week ago. Wow!!! The chronic pelvic pain I had for three years felt better just reading this site. But I still have a long way to go and need some advice. I had left thyroid removed from surgery four years ago. The following year I developed a pelvic pain on my left side only. I think it's from lifting. During this time I had a very stressful job and I was raising two children. My thyroid level I was told was fine. I've asked two docs. I went in for my pelvic pain and the doctors found a tumor in my intestines, totally different location. I got the tumor removed but I was devastated. I felt I cannot be a good mom any more. After surgery, I found out my tumor was cancerous and was devastated at that information as well. I was cancer free after the surgery but the nagging groin pain persisted and the pain spread to my abdominal area which was very debilitating. I read someone's post saying that they were sweating in pain and that's exactly how I was. Did PT, visceral manipulation, acupuncture, osteopath in two countries. All the ct and mri showed no problems. Finally I went to an osteopath and told me that I probably have adhesions from the surgery. So last summer I received an exploratory surgery to see if there are any adhesions. However the surgeon told me my inside had healed amazingly and that there are no adhesions. I went out-of-state for the surgery and was disappointed again. My pain was unbearable and persisted. I started going to a pelvic doctor and she put me on Flexiril and Lyrica. I've been on it for seven months. I have read the information about Tms personality and I think I am one of those perfectionist types. It's not that my house is superclean and I am a perfect mom but I have standards as mom and if I cannot meet my standards I really feel stressed. I know it sounds ridiculous! I started the program last week on vaca and I felt better but today I went to the gym and it was hard to ignore the pain. Last week I went off lyrica and flexeril, I felt confident. And I know it is working however the second week of doing TMS therapy Program, I feel I have a lot of pain until 11 AM and feel that I need to be laying down and doing deep breathing. I wanted to ask how to ignore the pain during vigorous excersise. Any advice is appreciated.