Hi all. Beginning the SEP to free myself of the pain I've been living with since October 2017. 39 year old husband, father of 5 and business owner. I started encountering persistent/chronic pelvic pain that has made life miserable at best. Lost my joy, scared to sit, use the bathroom and do physical activity. Have gone from going to the gym 4-5 times a week, skiing in the winter and riding my bike and hiking in the summer to barely getting through work and coming home and lying around and drinking too much to dull the pain. Have gone through the whole pelvic floor physical therapy program, which helped some, but after a year plateaued. After hearing of TMS a few times it finally caught my attention and I'm in. I am an obsessive, anxious, nervous, wanting to please individual with perfectionist type tendencies. I keep things bottled up and I'm always the "strong" one who never has anything wrong and has "all the answers". I know I'm on the right path and have hope for the first time in many months.