I fear the collapse, so therefore I have been trying and hoping to get well without it. Hoping to incrementally move forward, pacing, a little at a time so that I don't bring on a collapse. For me a collapse is month upon month of being bedridden. You know where this has gotten me? NOWHERE. NONE THE BETTER. I see that this fear/terror is hampering me. TMS has got me in a stranglehold because of the fear of physicality. And Dr. Sarno said The treatment program rests on two pillars. 1 The acquisition of knowledge, of insight into the nature of the disorder. 2 The ability to ACT on that knowledge thereby change the brains behavior. #2 is the problem for me. As long as I dicker around I won’t have to get bedbound being much worse. And then again, I wont be able to take my life back and fight my way out of this habitual response of chronic fatigue unless I challenge and not pull back. Time to get MAD instead of self-pitying (especially if the collapse comes) let it come, I'll keep going anyways. Others have done it and I can too. Is this the only way to put Sarno’s second guidline into action? To do battle like SteveO did in his book, which he was virtually bedbound by his back pain. So it is what I can relate to as far as the fatigue I endure.