Hello all. I hope all is well. Today, I want to share my “success story” per the title of his post. Ironically, I’ve been healed now for about the same length of time that I was chronically ill. I resisted publishing my testimony sooner, even though I was a semi-active member on this forum for years. I consider myself a private person, and I don’t think I was ready before to go public with something that was very personal and difficult for me. I think today, 10 years after getting ill, and 5 years after experiencing healing, my embrace of reality is a lot larger. I also remembered that if it weren’t for other people who shared their experiences on the internet, I probably would never have gotten better. It was on the internet where I discovered my cure, whereas none of the doctors I saw in real life could help me. You can access my complete success story / testimonial HERE. It’s about 18 pages long, with some pics, and so I don’t see the sense in copying and pasting the whole thing. I’ve broken the article down into four sections. 1-) How It All Started; 2-) The Day My Life Changed Forever; 3-) My Life Today; and 4-) My 7 Keys To Continual Healing. Outline: In section one (biographical), I talk about how I developed a chronic pain syndrome just a few weeks before going to university (convenient). I talk about how elements in my biography and personality factored into this process. I discuss some of the challenges of being a university student under these circumstances, and my unsuccessful experiences with “mainstream medicine.” I discuss taking a medical leave of absence, thinking that would get me right, and then having to go back to school under similar circumstances. In section two, I talk about how on December 31, 2016, just a couple weeks after graduation, I stumbled across Karim’s “TMS Success Story” testimonial video on YouTube [HERE]. That video changed my life (Our experiences were very similar, which gave him credibility to change my worldview on medicine. Someone who knows him can tag him in this because I really, really grateful he put that out there). That day is when my healing journey began. I took a break after graduating, consumed as much literature as I could--starting with Dr. Sarno’s books-- and started putting what I learned to work. Within several months, I was completely pain free in my neck and back. Whereas pain used to be the first thing I thought about in the morning, and the last thing I thought about before bed, I had resumed all my normal activities. In section three, I document my lifestyle and some of the physical feats I’ve been able to accomplish since I recovered. I’ve strength trained intensely for years, whereas when I had chronic pain gyms used to trigger fear. I benched 255 pounds, ran three half-marathons in two weeks, and regularly play competitive sports, including soccer, basketball, and tennis. My life has many challenges, but it’s a lot better than it was before. In section four, I elaborate on things that are important for me to sustain healing and process new life challenges as they come. These are, in no particular order 1-) Healthy relationships; 2-) Diet & Exercise; 3) Journaling & Talk Therapy; 4-) Meditation / Quiet Time; 5-) Fasting; 6-) Dream Therapy; 7-) Acceptance Of Reality I’ve included the specific conditions I had in the tags so people who suffer from them can know that someone else made it out on the other side.