Hi everyone, I want to post my progress. It is day 54 (had to do the math!) since I accepted my situation as TMS. The recovery has been great. Now, I'm no book cure - at my best I had 80% relief for a week or so, but have run into a stubborn symptom imperative. But I have many pain free moments throughout the day. I also ran one mile today (two half miles with walking in between), which I never thought I'd do again. The big news: I accepted a new job at my old company! I will be working with elementary kids, and am very very excited, as it's the job I wanted to take next. I'm ready to soak in all that kid love too AND I'm obsessing over what could go wrong, what if the pain returns, what if sitting hurts, etc. etc. etc. It's a real test of everything I've learned. I start the job in two weeks, so I have this time (for better or worse!) to get ready. Sometimes I notice myself feeling shame for not being symptom free by now. So I remind myself that reading TMS success stories is not for competition but for encouragement. I'm also learning of the power of affirmations and visualization. I'm blown away by how powerful affirmations can be. I'll say "I'm free of pain. My back feels great" and I feel my body relax and sometimes I even feel the pain melting away (something I'd heard others say but NEVER thought I'd experience). Anyway, that's where I am! I'll keep posting along the way, in hopes that someone finds something useful here. Thank you all for your encouragement along the way. This website was the biggest turning point in my recovery and I'm forever grateful.