Just have to post this. Today, for the first time in at least seven or eight years I have been able to put my socks on and take them off. It wasn't easy but I did it and I know that everyone on this forum will understand how something so everyday and insignificant can be such a huge deal for someone with TMS. Last month I started washing my hair without any help (from my lovely husband) and that was a big deal too. I'm so determined to press ahead with all this and get my life back. I started on this journey back in January and it's been tough work most of the time. What has really helped me: 1-Healing Back Pain by Dr Sarno for the initial concept and explanation. Thank you Dr Sarno! 2-The Great Pain Deception by Steve Ozanich for detailed explanations of anything to do with TMS and his own inspirational story which made me realise and accept that healing would take place when I was ready and not to dwell on someone else's recovery timeline. 3- Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain by Fred Amir which encouraged me to set goals and gave me a few easy, clear strategies to follow. Very helpful visualization and reward and punishment tactics. I've still got a lot of work to do in other areas-so much negative conditioning to undo- but I feel optimistic at last. Wishing you all a symptom free day!