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Day 1 Here goes nothing

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by yeschef86, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. yeschef86

    yeschef86 Newcomer

    I am on Day 1 of the Structured Educational Program for TMS. I have my first appointment with a TMS specialist tomorrow. I am very ready to accept my TMS diagnosis. I have suffered from chronic back pain for the past 6 years and 7 months. It has completely consumed every aspect of my life. I have seen 19 doctors in 3 different states, all with their own "guess" as to what is causing my back pain. After reading "Healing Back Pain" and doing some more research on TMS online, I am convinced I have finally found the answer to my prayers. The only lingering doubts I have as to whether or not the methods involved in the TMS recovery program will actually cure me come from the frustration and anxiety that have plagued me for so long in terms of trying to find a solution and always ending up right back at square one without having made any progress in alleviating my pain over the years. I had just accepted the fact that I would never live a life without debilitating pain, and I'm only 30 years old. With that being said, I have never felt more hopeful that I can conquer the issues that are causing my TMS symptoms than I do right now. I have faith that I can work Dr. Sarno's program and am ready and willing to do everything in my power to take control of my life again and put the past 6 miserable years in my rearview mirror and move on. Fingers crossed!
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  2. Norwegianguy91

    Norwegianguy91 Newcomer

    I just started my first day too! I don’t know any TMS Specialist here in my country. But when I had my appointment with my local doctor å few days ago, he wasn’t surprised when I told him that after doing some research and getting to now Dr. Sarno’s theories and his history in helping people back from their pain. He was open minded and told me to ‘’Go for It’’. Good luck with seeing your TMS specialist !
  3. MindBodyPT

    MindBodyPT Beloved Grand Eagle

    Welcome to the program to both of you! Glad you're here! Yeschef86, great that you have a TMS doctor in your state...I happen not to have any TMS practitioners near me so that is lucky! (I'm hoping to one day be the first where I live...career goals!) It is a process that takes time and patience. I'm about a month in and have seen great results for my back pain despite some initial skepticism. It has also reduced my worry/anxiety since I have a better view of myself as having a healthy back. Glad you're feeling hopeful, living a life without debilitating pain is very possible!

    Norwegianguy, I know there are some doctors and therapists that do Skype consultations: http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/Find_a_TMS_Doctor_or_Therapist#Physicians_-_available_via_internet_or_telephone (Find a TMS Doctor or Therapist) so that could definitely be helpful if you want confirmation in the TMS diagnosis.

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