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Day 1

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Mquest, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Mquest

    Mquest Peer Supporter

    So I've been seeing a TMS therapist for about 2 months and haven't had much progress with my pain. Leg weakenss and pain, stinging in lower back and round hips. ulnar nerve pain in both arms from elbows to fingers and a frozenshoulder. I've done a lot of reading and I've believed for months now that I have TMS, but something doesn't let me let go of doubt. I have belief, but still am not at 100 percent belief in TMS. I feel strongly that it is the cause of all my problems, but have doubt that it can reverse everything. I've been thinking psychologically. I going to give this structured apporach a try. A life without TMS would mean a life! All I feel is pain, sadness, disconnection from society and self pitty. The simple things in life that I used to enjoy seem so far out of reach and recovering from this would mean a rebirth for me. I would cherish with all my heart the things I once took for granted. I used to be a sad soul all my life before this physcial pain, but a life without TMS would give me a new outlook. I truly believe I would change my complete outlook on life if I recover from this.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016
  2. seangela

    seangela New Member

    I feel so much like you do. I have been seeing a therapist for about 3 months and haven't had much progress either. I keep going back and forth between feeling optimistic that I will overcome this, and then thinking that I haven't made any progress since I've accepted the diagnosis of TMS, so I get dejected. I have the same feelings of sadness and self pity, even though I try to count my blessings and realize all the positive aspects of my life. I think we both need to keep trying and not give up. Attitude is everything. Don't let TMS win. It may take us longer, and that's ok. My therapist said that she has seen the best healing results when it takes people a little longer to get there. Don't give up!
  3. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    I agree that attitude is everything. I found a very helpful video interview on Youtube on that subject. Let's see if I can find it and share it with you both.

    It's called How to Take Charge of Your Mind. By Dr. John Bergman. He has other good videos, too.

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  4. Mquest

    Mquest Peer Supporter

    Thanks for the kind words. It's comforting to know that there are others are dealing with this as well. I think being able to connect with others on this site has given me strength to not give up. Sometimes a little encouragement can go along way. This is the first I'm following a structured program for TMS and hope that we can both be in a different place at the end of it.
  5. Mquest

    Mquest Peer Supporter

    Thanks for the support. I will be watching it today.

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