Someone said something to me today that I thought I would share. For those also on this TMS journey, I thought it may provide some hope, or at least a new perspective during hard times, pain and setback. My massage therapist is an amazingly talented and knowledgable healer, and one who believes 100% in the mind body connection. She has seen me suffer in severe pain for the last 5 months. Today she said, "You might not realize, but what you are going through, and this TMS, is a tremendous gift". I was surprised at first by her choice of words, but as she continued on it began to sink in..."Once you overcome this, you will not be the same person you were before. You will be so much happier, grateful, and in tune with yourself than you ever imagined you could be". And she is totally right. Although debilitating pain seems like the farthest thing from a 'gift' when you are experiencing it, it is forcing one to go through a process of self discovery that we never would have otherwise. I hope this can provide some positivity for those also on this tough journey.