Day 1 – I’ve been struggling with pain in my hands and shoulders from typing for a couple of years. I’ve also got lower back pain issues and knee problems. I’m young (29) and the pain is holding me back. I have read the healing back pain book and I would say I’m fairly confident in the TMS diagnosis. I fit the perfectionist personality types and the book makes sense to me. I am an extremely doubtful person so its hard for me to say I 100% accept the diagnosis. I read the book about 6 months ago and my pain got a better but it comes and goes. This time around I’m going to make a commitment to my mental health and spend time each day on the education program, meditation, and journaling to uncover my painful emotions I know that I’m repressing.