1. Alan has completed the new Pain Recovery Program. To read or share it, use this updated link: https://www.tmswiki.org/forum/painrecovery/
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Still on my journey, but I’ve come a long way!

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by tmstraveler, May 23, 2023 at 4:05 PM.

  1. tmstraveler

    tmstraveler Peer Supporter

    Hey, all. Just popping in to say hi. It’s been a while and a lot has happened. I’m riding a bike, living with a great girl, working two jobs, even took a few vacations—all things that seemed more than impossible less than two years ago.

    Am I done? No. I’m not sure we ever are, right? In that the mind-body link doesn’t go away. But I’ve eliminated some gnarly symptoms even if the scariest, earliest ones persist (though at least those are up and down and not constant). I know I’ve been tempted to post a coveted “success story” several times, only to be reminded I still have a ways to go.

    But I’m sleeping again. I’m living my life. And I’m largely beating the fear. I’ll get there. Love to you all. I’m grateful for this community and hope I can one day post in depth about a complete recovery!
  2. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    It's really good to hear from you @tmstraveler, especially with your good news. And I gotta tell you - I believe that anyone who does this work and manages to get their life back IS a success - and that their story, even if they think it's still a work in progress, absolutely has value for newcomers. I think there are a lot of young people these days who would give anything to experience what you have achieved!

    Just sayin'... ;)

    In any case, big THANKS to you for checking in! And - Way To Go!!! dancea


    PS: too true, this:
  3. tmstraveler

    tmstraveler Peer Supporter

    Thank you, Jan! My journey has been a bumpy one but I do feel like I'm on the other side of the worst of it. So if my story inspires anyone else out there who believes this is the path, but still struggles with the ups and downs of it, then I'm happy to share it. I got 100% sucked back into the fear in late 2021 and the benefit of that terrible, terrible experience was being able to promise myself I wouldn't do that ever again. And it's made all the difference.
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  4. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yes, post your Success Story. I've had several relapses since posting mine, but relapse is part of the process. Overcoming TMS is a lifelong endeavor for many of us.

    Congratulations on your success!
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