hi everyone, My husband has just completed the educational program with absolutely fantastic and quick results and I am very excited about undertaking it myself now too. I am THE perfect "TMS" personality and, like so many others have said, see myself "jumping off the pages" of Sarno's books!!I have very few hesitations in accepting this as my diagnosis. My TMS symptoms manifest not in back/neck/knee pain, but in chronic and extensive skin issues. I have had "bad skin" all my life (eczema, skin infections, unexplained hives, allergies, severe dryness, unbearable itching, rashes) and would literally have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on seeing every doctor imaginable and trying every lotion and potion and therapy and diet out there - all ultimately to no avail - the physical 'pain' and discomfort, frustration and upset and anger and self-consciousness know no end... This year my 'skin issues' have ramped up like never before and I have, for the first time in my life, really had to fight off the 'black dog' of depression as a result - something had to be done... I have three boys (twins aged 9 and a 4 year old) and life is full on, I simply couldn't crawl into a hole and stop functioning as much as I wanted to so often, I just honestly couldn't see how to keep going and how I was going to keep going with this chronic issue for the rest of my life. And then, thank God, we were introduced to TMS by our brother-in-law who was 'healed' from RSI a number of years ago by taking the TMS journey. I wish all of you starting this journey too the very best and look forward to sharing my success with you and hopefully hearing of your victories also. Cathy.