Day 66! unch: Everything went great. I sat through orientation for 7 hours, didn't need to stand or accommodate in any way. I'm anticipating no problems going forward, and I feel completely back to normal functioning. Here are a few thoughts others might find helpful: Last night I printed out a document with my affirmations, quotes, list of successes, tips from people here, ACE1's tips, and so on. The first hour sitting today, I started having increased pain, so I treated it like anxiety (because it was anxiety, plus conditioning) and read through the document. It really helped. After that it was a breeze. -- If anyone thinks it could be helpful to make a document, I highly recommend it. When the pain increased I started getting anxious, and it was so easy to just look at the document to calm and refocus myself. No heavy lifting involved For people looking at returning to work, here's what my day looked like: 6:30 - Wake up 7:15-8:30 - Gym 9 - 4 - Work 4:30 - 5:30 - Hike 6 - 7 - Feldenkrais lesson 8-9 - Reading group So it's possible to not just work and rush home to rest, but to really live the day to the fullest. I never would have thought this was possible three months ago, but once I accepted TMS and started the recovery, it all accelerated. (For perspective, on Day 1, I had to gather a ton of courage to get myself to walk for five minutes.) I want to thank everyone here on this forum for helping me along the way. This has been my home base for recovery, and I'm tearing up just writing this, so thankful to have found a group to walk this path with. If you're new here, I know it all seems complicated, like there's so much to remember, but there isn't. For me it came down to this: Stress Reduction + Physical Activity + Full Belief in TMS + Time = Recovery. That's it. No magic fix, no special exercise, no stretches, no gadgets, no creams, no doctors. Just stick to the program: calm your nervous system, be active again, believe in your body, and be patient and consistent with this to give it time to sink in and adapt. You can do it. Dig deep, find your strength. Find what you love and go for it.