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Day 15 Pelvic pain moved to heal

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by sheltered, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. sheltered

    sheltered Peer Supporter

    I discovered TMS about 3 weeks ago but taking the program a little leisurely so only on day 15. I thought I'd journal this as it was just so cliche of TMS. I've been dealing with a lot of "moving" pain in my pelvis for about 11 months now. Mainly around the pudendal nerve. I thought it odd at the beginning and actually believed it was all in my head and I was having some kind of nervous breakdown. If I'd stayed on that path of thought maybe I'd have been more advanced in recovery but alas, all will end in the same fashion with a full recovery anyway. The pelvic pain/pudendal nerve issues have a symptom list the length of an arm so travelling pain seems to be accepted as part of it. Anyway, I was 99% sure I had TMS after reading more about it 3 weeks ago. About a week into the program I started to get pain in my left heal! TMS ordered up a case of plantar fasciitis for my enjoyment! Not pleasant but proved without a shadow of a doubt I'm dealing with TMS.

    So, I absolutely know I have TMS. Dealing with it psychologically and making excellent progress. I cancelled my physio, acupuncture, stretching exercises, etc. Been out biking and rollerblading. I pretty much have my body back again. Have great hope for the future! I thought I had seen the last of TMS last week. 3 days without symptoms. At least in the pelvis. The heal hurt a few times but not in a chronic way. Just once in a while. Anyway, pain came back in the pelvis after I spent a really nice day off with my wife. Lunch out, treated myself to a expensive vinyl record and watched my son's soccer game. (He scored twice in a 3-2 win!). Next day, pain. Figured it was my superego punishing me for taking it easy and treating myself well. Tough boss that superego!

    As of today, I continue to be in far less pain physically and extraordinarily less pain mentally. I have hope I will recover but now I'm a bit frustrated I'm not through this yet. After a lot of deep diving and soul searching I've come to the conclusion I'm working through some sort of mid-life crisis. This all started after I returned from a vacation 11.5 months ago and realised I needed to make some changes in my life. 2 weeks later the pain arrived. That was not the changes planned!

    I'm working through the exercises in the program, finished up a Mindfulness for Stress reduction course (extremely beneficial) and am trying to spend more time in the now and be kind to myself. I guess it will take time. I've seen the light at the end of this tunnel just need to keep walking in the right direction. Thank goodness I found TMS and am now walking the right way.

    Any thoughts or comments on how people deal with the frustration of almost being pain free or recovering from a bit of a setback welcome. Such a great resource this forum...
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