"Success stories that I find helpful, beneficial, and inspiring?" I enjoy reading success stories because they give me hope that I will get there one day! Since I suffer from pelvic pain, I have tried researching a success story that has similar symptoms as to what I have but I have not found one. I have pelvic pain which started in the rectal area since it has been going on for almost 2 years, it has spread to both butt cheeks, front /side and back of thighs, and sacral area (centralized pain). Some days I also feel my arms are burning. When I research pelvic pain, most people have vaginal pain (vulvodynia) and I don't seem to belong in that or any pelvic pain group. We share the fact that we both suffer from nerve (neuropathy) pain in the pelvic areas which makes it painful to sit. And the fact that most of us cannot openly talk about our pain to outside people not even our own family members. It is a very lonely disease because I can't talk openly to immediate family members about my butt cheeks & thighs burning when I sit.