Yes armor yourself with patience, tolerance and lots of love for self while you are sojourning through the TMS highway. There are lots of things that will distract you, it is ok to fall for them, just bring yourself back gently every time and ensure that you see improvements. The latter will help you to start on course. I have sTMS in my shoulders and neck. But I must say that I have seen a great improvement in the last few months. This is encouraging. Keep up the good work!