Hi all! I kind of disappeared here about a month or so ago, but realized that I'm now at a spot where I could post a success story (or a 'it's pretty much gone now, 90% better' success story). After first learning about TMS in early October, I came here fairly skeptical and somewhat convinced that my case was different, and maybe I'd never get better. At the beginning of October, I spent much of my day, curled up in the fetal position, severely depressed and in pain. And now I'm here, living my life like normal. I'm happy to report that my pain is about 90% gone now. Most of my days are pain free, and the days that the pain is there, it's pretty fleeting and a slight annoyance at worst. The more I let go of the fear of pain, acknowledge it (but shift my focus from it), the more it's receded away. It's less than 1/4 bad now as it was a month ago, and a month ago, it was about 1/4 as bad as when I first started in October. Before, I was afraid of sitting on a seat without a cushion. Now, I've gone on a 20 mile bike ride on a fairly hard seat with no problems. The pain only really shows up when I think about it (I can feel a slight twinge right now - it's sneaky!), or when I'm extraordinarily stressed, and I know how to take care of it once it does. With time and letting myself feel my emotions, it recedes away again. Even if I have a serious flare, I know I can beat this now. I hope my story can help give some hope to others struggling with TMS, and especially pelvic pain TMS. Just a few months ago, I was desperately searching the forum for posts about pelvic pain, and found some encouraging stories on here that really helped me. Most other forums - particular those for prostatitis and pudendal nerve entrapment - are very dark places. The one thing that gave me hope starting out was how positive everyone was on this forum, and reading about the successes of others. It convinced me there is light at the end of the tunnel (and now I'm finally there!) I'm truly thankful for this forum. You all saved my life, and I'm serious about that statement. For those of you who devote your time to helping spread the word about TMS and help others like me, you have my immense gratitude.