Hello everyone. I am new to the forum, but not new to TMS. I was diagnosed about 20 years ago and recovered. I did rather well for about 10 years, and then life imploded when the recession hit and we lost our sole source of income and all our savings. Under the extreme stress on multiple fronts my husband and I both reverted to old not very self compassionate ways while pushing to survive, unfortunately. So many faults had similar experiences during that time! It was kind of like a game of snakes and ladders, if anyone remembers that game. Basically, we stepped on a big snake and went back to square one. Things are gradually improving in major ways, but, just as it is for most folks, it’s been a long road. I’m not exactly sure whether the TMS resurged first or the Lyme disease came out of dormancy, but I’ve been dealing with both for a while now. I am now at a point where my practitioners and I agree that what’s remaining is likely TMS rather than due to Lyme disease. I am in the minority of people who believe Lyme disease can be cured. I also believe, albeit sometimes shakily, that my pain can be cured. Other than that, I have one husband, three dogs, one cat, and about a dozen free range chickens whose antics make me smile. So that’s me. I’m looking forward to getting to know you well and sharing support along this journey.