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TMS Treatment up to now

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by KevinB, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. KevinB

    KevinB Well known member

    Hello community,

    Today is day 8 and I was instructed to make a quick entry regarding the TMS treatment thus far. Well, it's been great, and challenging. I would say my pain has diminished more in this past week than it has over the past 5 months, which is very encouraging. Yesterday I walked over 3 miles! I wasn't pain free, it would build up and I'd start to feel the pain in my left buttock and in spots down the left leg/foot, but it wasn't unbearable, and telling myself that it's TMS over and over helped.

    The journaling has been intense. I've started chronologically, going back to some painful events from my early childhood that I really have never "face". Rage is the most noticeable emotion that has surfaced - I find myself writing curse words toward people involved and really feeling it move through my body - like heat. But I've generally felt some relief at the end of the journaling exercises, like a bit "lighter", so that too has been encouraging.

    Anyhow, I'm truly grateful for this website and this structured program. That's it for now, I'll post again soon as suggested.

  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Kev. I really felt good reading your progress report. The SEP is really working for you. In only 8 days you have come a long way toward healing.

    It's also good to know you are journaling into your childhood. That can be stressful but is worth it. Cursing those who gave you emotional stress is good. It lets out the steam in your mental pressure cooker. I hope you can find ways to forgive them, if possible. Journaling helped me to understand that my parents and older brother who gave me mental stress had their own TMS and it helped me to forgive them. Forgiving can relieve pain, but Dr. Sarno writes that it isn't necessary to resolve emotional problems, just that we need to discover them and believe they are what cause our TMS pain.

    Keep going as you are, Kevin. You're doing great.
  3. nickserpa1

    nickserpa1 Newcomer

    hello, my name is nick serpa im 29 years old. I used to suffer from bad lower back pain and upper back pain to the point I couldn't do anything active I read john e sarnos book and the pain vanished it was completely gone. I also have had around 10-11 knee dislocation but never really had pain in my knee for long it usually got better really fast but this time it was getting worse and worse I had knee surgery and they look inside with a scope and couldnt see nothing wrong but they tighten up my knee cap with a lateral release and medial plication procedure. I also havent been able to walk for 10 months now due to the pain in my knee I have lost most of the muscle in my left leg. Now the past few months I started noticing pain in my other knee aswell the right one it went away after a few months tho. What i wanted to ask you is on my MRI results it says i had mucoid degeneration with a small joint effusion and a distal anterior femur injury but it has been so long since my MRI like 3 months and also my left leg has been reddish purple when i stand up especially my foot it doesnt look that good of a coulour. What do you think i really think most of it is phychosomatic (tms) thx for ur time.:). the pain also feels like a tingly burning sensation my foot is a little numb most of the time when im relaxing and the pain is behind my knee cap most of the time.
  4. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    This is wonderful Kev. This is the way it can start for people. You notice a positive change. Be patient, and understand the process of TMS is being challenged down deep where it counts. And this means you may not have to effort too much about it. Slow, steady progress, ignoring setbacks if they happen is key!
    Andy B.

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