1. Alan has completed the new Pain Recovery Program. To read or share it, use this updated link: https://www.tmswiki.org/forum/painrecovery/
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Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by grama58, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. grama58

    grama58 Newcomer

    I'm here and it feels really good. I have been on the TMS journey for over a year and I have learned a lot about TMS and myself. I cannot believe all of the 'symptoms' I have had over the last 30 years, some not so bad and others very painful and now I know they were due to TMS. Horrible back pain led me to Dr. Sarno's book and in the last year, I have had vertigo, foot pain, knee pain and burning sensations and all have gone away fairly quickly. But since July , I have had pain in my left hip, knee and groin and even prior to that , I noticed that my hip mobility was decreasing slowly. Anyways, I had been using the Curable App, listening to Nicole Sachs' podcasts and doing Journalspeak, listening to Dan Buglio's videos and thinking I convinced myself that this too, was TMS. But there was this little nagging voice in my head, "what if it's not TMS?" So I found an orthopedist that was not a surgeon and went to see her and got x-rays and I told myself before I went that I was going to take whatever was on the x-rays with a grain of salt. I really just wanted to rule out anything life threatening. Then I felt I could 100 percent accept the TMS diagnosis for my hip. The x-rays showed nothing out of the ordinary in my knee. She felt I needed to strengthen my quad muscle to relieve the knee pain. But my hip, well that was a different story. She said I had the biggest bone spur on my hip she had ever seen and that I didn't have much cartilage left but I did have some. She recommended Aleve for three weeks and physical therapy. She did not recommend a cortisone shot since I still had some cartilage left and a shot would decrease the cartilage I had. Finally, she said, I could be a candidate for a hip replacement at some point. After I saw her, I did take Aleve for two weeks and I told myself that what was on my x-rays did not need to cause pain. I have a huge bone spur on my foot that gives me no pain and I know from all of my reading this last year, that people are walking around without a lot of cartilage in various parts of the their bodies and have no pain. But yet....I still waver between the physical and psychological and it makes me crazy! That is why I am here. I decided to begin the Structured Program and give it my all. In about 10 weeks, I am going to start watching my baby grandson and I want to feel ready to go so it's now or never. Thanks for reading.
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  2. ssxl4000

    ssxl4000 Well known member

    Hello and good luck! Make sure to lookout for any inconsistencies with your hip pain. They are great evidence that the pain is actually TMS. For example, when I had fatigue issues, I would be exhausted after trying to walk a mile with my family, but ok after shopping for groceries, which was as much if not more walking.

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