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Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Activemom, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Activemom

    Activemom New Member

    I was just referred to this site from a post on facebook and so glad I found it! I fully accept that my recent issues are TMS related and I know I will overcome!

    A little history....
    I am 44 years old. I am a PE teacher for kids with special needs and have been for 15 years. I have always been very active at work and also outside of work with my daughter. I could run 5 miles at work, pushing kids in wheelchairs for most of that distance and not have any pain at all. I loved to rollerblade with my daughter, take my dog for a run, ride my bike and would do so often with no fear and no pain. There were many times I fell at work and would be a little sore but would be fine the next day. Last February I missed a step at work and ended up falling down about 2-3 steps to the ground. I sprained my ankle pretty bad but thought that was all that happened. I borrowed crutches from a friend and stayed off my foot that day. I continued to work but from a seated position. I tried to take it easy that weekend but that wasn't easy for me. I am a go, go, go type person. I realized a couple of days later that my left knee was pretty swollen and it was also hurting. I decided to go to the workmans comp doctor that Monday (my injury was on Friday). That is where my journey of frustration began! I won't go into details because that would make this post way too long. Basically it was extremely frustrating dealing with workmans comp, I had to go every week but yet no services were provided. I was trying to work full-time as a PE teacher, take care of my daughter (single mom) and was limping around in pain from my injury. Depression set in around April because I didn't get my stress release from being active and then a dear friend (coworker of 14 years) got hit by a truck. I had trouble sleeping, was having all sorts of joint pain in unrealted areas. I finally had PT in June provided by workmans comp which didn't help much. I have had prolotherapy, gone to a chiropractor, another specialist for a 2nd opinion. To this date I am much better. I have gained strength back in my injured leg and am able to model for my students, walk the dogs, go for bike rides etc. But I still have muscle tightness and my knees (yet both) still let me know they are there. I wake up with a super tight back every morning and my left shoulder bothers me with certain movements. I was having a lot of bladder issues for awhile which added to the stress. I heard about TMS and have been reading on it and am 99.99% sure that is what I have. I am here to heal so I can get back to enjoying life being active without fear like I was last year at this time!
  2. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Welcome, Activemom, to the forum and the SEP! The work we do here is a whole new way to relate to your body and your health, and I'm sure you will find a lot of value and self-healing with what you learn here. Give yourself a big hug and a lot of love for taking this step! :)
  3. Activemom

    Activemom New Member

    Thank you for the welcome!

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