It’s so great to hear you’re making progress at dilating, diercl48 – and congratulations on making the dean’s list! As you’ve already experienced, treating vaginismus can be a long journey that includes temporary slowdowns along the way since our lives seem to keep moving even when we’re working on that particular problem. Your progress is fantastic and should be celebrated – perhaps most of all that your mental framing has shifted to a place where you’re putting less time pressure on yourself and focusing on healing instead of “fixing” yourself. You’re making a lifelong investment in your health and happiness so it’s worth giving it the time and space it needs, even if it’s not on the timeline you would have originally chosen. Keep it up and let us know how it goes – we’re so proud of you!