I’m so glad to hear of the breakthroughs you’ve been having. I hear you feeling stronger and more empowered even while still suffering. You should be so proud of your progress, none of this is easy. That you are feeling capable of meeting people and sharing your story on the forum and in-person to help others is wonderful. We all know the pain is still present but it sounds as though you are getting better, bit by bit, at managing it. Still thinking of you and sending hugs.