I feeling discouraged today. I have feet pain and have been working on TMS for 5 months now. I see a therapist and did a 4 week TMS class and now am doing the SEP (Day 11). This past weekend we went shopping and I felt my pain seemed less than normal. I know I shouldn't let me emotions rise and fall with good/less good days, but it's hard not too. I felt cautiously optimistic after the shopping outing! But today it was super nice here in Chicago and I took my 2 1/2 year old out for a walk. I went in the walk not really thinking much about it. I went into it like I went into the shopping trip a few days ago, but within 20 minutes the pain was creeping up. I tried to tell myself the same messages I said while shopping, but the pain worsened. I sat a little but had to walk all the way back to my house and was in so much pain. I have no idea why it would be different that it was at the mall. I'm discouraged that this is just how it is for me. Now that I type that, I wonder if the therapist didn't put that into my head. I saw her Friday and she said something like, 'what if this pain doesn't go away?' what if this is just 'your thing'. She said everyone has stuff and maybe this is just my thing. She said I seem very active in spite of the pain. All true things but I'm hoping the TMS work will decrease my pain and that it doesn't have to be this way for me. I did have the good shopping day the very next day after the appt. I'm rambling, but I'm just discouraged today and wondering if this will be yet another thing I tried that did not work for my pain.