Many of you know me; I’ve been here for years now, off and on. For those that don’t, I’ve been recovering from TMS for about 6 years now, from fibro, myofascial pain syndrome, carpal tunnel, TOS, IBS, back, shoulder, and hip pain, and more. Some days, I do awesome and others not so much. This last spring and summer have been very challenging, but I did things I hadn’t done in decades. Here is my list: Landscaped my back yard Helped hubby tear down and build a bottom and top deck Painted the interior of my work building - 6 rooms and a hallway, as well as moving furniture from one building to another Worked full-time Went hiking Reorganized kitchen and bathrooms Painted three of our own rooms I kept busy and the pain largely stayed away. Fast forward to just last month and all hell broke loose. I was attacked by two dogs, my daughter got into two car accidents, a tornado ripped through my parent’s town, and just a week ago, I was let go from my job without warning or reason. (I live in an at will state) I’ve cried more this past two weeks than I had in months. Also, interestingly enough, two days after I was fired, I was offered ANOTHER job! This job pays more but it’s more hours (40 instead of 30) and now I’m in a managerial position, so of course there’s new stress. But, it’s literally 5 minutes from my house; I get an hour lunch break, and free Friday lunch, plus break room with snacks and such. I also get a view on the second level, in a newer building. I’m nervous though because if I could be fired from my last job, even though I had just received a big raise, how will I know I won’t get fired at this job? There’s NO stability and being a TMSer, I crave it! Now, my right shoulder and neck pain has come back big-time - UGH! Granted, I will NOT let TMS prevent me from doing my job. I’ve had two jobs in the last two years, one I quit for other reasons besides pain, and one I was fired from. So, I’m back to get a big kick in the ass, in other words, some encouraging words and maybe a different perspective on this all. @JanAtheCPA @Baseball65 @plum @Alan Gordon LCSW Thanks.