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Healingintexas@13
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Healingintexas@13

Newcomer, Female, from South Texas

Healingintexas@13 was last seen:
Jul 12, 2021
  • My Story

    Hi my name is Chris and I have TMS. All of the pieces of the puzzle of how TMS has affected me are still falling into place in my mind after 8 months of knowledge therapy and working with Dr. Sarno's ideas. The more time that goes by the clearer it is that I've had physical symptoms due to emotional stress and tension across my entire life and I'm 57 at the time of this writing.
    I was a very nervous child. I asked my mother once why I was always pictured in pajamas in all the Christmas photos when the rest of the cousins and my brother were all dressed. She said, "don't you remember, you got so excited you always threw up ... we kept you in pajamas at least until your stomach settled every Christmas.". By the time I was 8 years old I was very overweight and in retrospect my new coping method was eating.
    At age 13, I took a very hard fall off a large horse and injured my back and butt in good shape. It was scary and painful. In those days there was no such thing as insurance. So, since I could walk ... I never was seen by a doctor. I remember the pain to this day ... and how very soon after the injury we went with friends to an outdoor museum place and I begged not to go ... the trip was a long drive and we had to sit in back of the truck. I lived but it was painful.
    At age 20, I was injured during an obstacle course at Air Force basic training and I fell off a "tower" obstacle and was taken to the hospital. I did make it thru the training, again, it was very painful and basic training is/was stressful.
    I developed severe sinus allergies and shin splints, to add to my back pain during the active duty years. Then following active duty -- I worked as a preschool teacher -- I job I shouldn't have taken but I had not completed my degree and was having trouble finding anything for work. I "re-injured" my back several times before finally leaving that line of work forever. At that time my doctor was doing manipulations on my hip and the diagnosis was degenerative arthritis and I was told not to bend, twist or lift. I was 28.
    I went MANY years without another flare up of my back and thought I finally was doing all the right avoidance and would never deal with it again. But, during those many years .... I had heel spurs, tennis elbow, a stabbing pain in one of my ears at the slightest cold air, and .... well so many things that I am just now realizing HAD to be TMS.
    It was October 2020 when I did almost nothing but had a ferocious back pain flare up (out of nowhere) when I found Dr. Sarno's book, Healing Back Pain.
    What a revelation. I devoured it and watched the documentary, All the Rage.
    After studying his work and a check in with my doctor which revealed the same diagnosis nothing much worse than when I was 28 nearly 30 years prior: Degenerative Arthritis. This time he said your back had marked straightening. He wanted me to to PT and chronic pain cognitive behavioral therapy.
    I went 8 months without a flare up. I'm currently June 2021 dealing with another flare up and digging deeper into the knowledge and the emotions and working to really understand and manage my tension and my life/emotions etc. I'm feeling hopeful. I found Dr. Schubiner's work and I'm reading his book: Unlearn Your Pain plus going thru the workbook portion of that book. I decided with the help of my counselor to join this support group and start supporting and being supported by other TMS survivors. Thank you!
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  • My Story

    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    South Texas
    Occupation:
    Marketing
    Introduction:
    My name is Chris and looking back over my life, I realize TMS has affected me for decades, but I didn't realize it until October 2020 when I discovered Dr. Sarno's book Healing Back Pain during a ferocious flare up of back pain that came out of no where.
    I realize I need support and resources so I want to join and learn more, and also help where I can.
    Diagnoses:
    Degenerative Arthritis (back/hip), Depression (chronic low grade)
    Hi my name is Chris and I have TMS. All of the pieces of the puzzle of how TMS has affected me are still falling into place in my mind after 8 months of knowledge therapy and working with Dr. Sarno's ideas. The more time that goes by the clearer it is that I've had physical symptoms due to emotional stress and tension across my entire life and I'm 57 at the time of this writing.
    I was a very nervous child. I asked my mother once why I was always pictured in pajamas in all the Christmas photos when the rest of the cousins and my brother were all dressed. She said, "don't you remember, you got so excited you always threw up ... we kept you in pajamas at least until your stomach settled every Christmas.". By the time I was 8 years old I was very overweight and in retrospect my new coping method was eating.
    At age 13, I took a very hard fall off a large horse and injured my back and butt in good shape. It was scary and painful. In those days there was no such thing as insurance. So, since I could walk ... I never was seen by a doctor. I remember the pain to this day ... and how very soon after the injury we went with friends to an outdoor museum place and I begged not to go ... the trip was a long drive and we had to sit in back of the truck. I lived but it was painful.
    At age 20, I was injured during an obstacle course at Air Force basic training and I fell off a "tower" obstacle and was taken to the hospital. I did make it thru the training, again, it was very painful and basic training is/was stressful.
    I developed severe sinus allergies and shin splints, to add to my back pain during the active duty years. Then following active duty -- I worked as a preschool teacher -- I job I shouldn't have taken but I had not completed my degree and was having trouble finding anything for work. I "re-injured" my back several times before finally leaving that line of work forever. At that time my doctor was doing manipulations on my hip and the diagnosis was degenerative arthritis and I was told not to bend, twist or lift. I was 28.
    I went MANY years without another flare up of my back and thought I finally was doing all the right avoidance and would never deal with it again. But, during those many years .... I had heel spurs, tennis elbow, a stabbing pain in one of my ears at the slightest cold air, and .... well so many things that I am just now realizing HAD to be TMS.
    It was October 2020 when I did almost nothing but had a ferocious back pain flare up (out of nowhere) when I found Dr. Sarno's book, Healing Back Pain.
    What a revelation. I devoured it and watched the documentary, All the Rage.
    After studying his work and a check in with my doctor which revealed the same diagnosis nothing much worse than when I was 28 nearly 30 years prior: Degenerative Arthritis. This time he said your back had marked straightening. He wanted me to to PT and chronic pain cognitive behavioral therapy.
    I went 8 months without a flare up. I'm currently June 2021 dealing with another flare up and digging deeper into the knowledge and the emotions and working to really understand and manage my tension and my life/emotions etc. I'm feeling hopeful. I found Dr. Schubiner's work and I'm reading his book: Unlearn Your Pain plus going thru the workbook portion of that book. I decided with the help of my counselor to join this support group and start supporting and being supported by other TMS survivors. Thank you!