I am 50 years old and working as a personal care attendant. I love plants, gardening, and arts and crafts. I sing and play the piano, organ, and flute. I experienced my first episode of depression in 1986 and have had around seven episodes, all ranging anywhere from 1 to 6 years. My depression alienated me and made me feel isolated from the people that love and care about me the most. I lost a job because of it. I was desperate to find relief and am grateful for the love and caring attitude of Dr. Uspensky and his nurse, Lisa. My happiness and life was at stake and I knew I needed help and was looking at the possibility of ECT. TMS allowed me to continue with my life with little disruption to my daily activities. I began to notice a change during the fourth week of treatment. I began to get a handle on my thoughts. I have been able to live again and life has become enjoyable for me. NeuroStar was different for me because I got better much quicker than previous attempts at getting over my depressive episodes.