Hey, beautiful TMSers. I'm starting this thread in the hopes of coaxing out some people who have beat pelvic pain and can perhaps come around for some encouraging words on the subject. I've gotten so much out of seeing the stories of people in the past who made it through. A year or two ago they were a mess, then they were 100% better. I love that. I was going to type out my story, but I think I already have on here. And it doesn't matter really. Bottom line: I'm between worlds at the moment. Better than when I started, but still capable of a lot of pain. Any given day usually brings a both difficulty and relief. It's as if my nervous system fires up in my entire pelvic region making everything sensitive (though it likes my rectum best--delightful). As for my work, I'm in therapy and facing my emotions honestly. I'm a posterboy for TMS turns out: self critical in the extreme. I'm somatically tracking my anxiety and my pain regularly. And most of all, I'm out in the world facing it instead of hiding in bed. Fear has been the biggest driver of this and winding it down is a full-time job. I guess I'd just like to be in touch with folks who beat this particularly nasty variant of TMS to encourage me to keep going. To remind me it can be done. My pain psych is great but she hasn't lived it and I only get to talk to her occasionally. I don't even really have any questions at the moment. I kind of just want to be around you awesome pelvic pain warriors! I feel I can do this, but right now I just don't want to be alone with it. Love to you all.