Hey everyone, I am trying to accept the fact that I have TMS. However all the recovery stories I see and read, people say "I was so close to having surgery" or "I can't believe I almost had surgery" etc. However, I actually had surgery, a microdiscectomy on my L4 L5 disc in my lower spine. This was two months ago but the pain is still the same as it has been for the past few years. I am convinced the surgery was pointless and has done nothing for my pain, however, since I did have my spine and back surgically altered and cut into, I am still trying to treat it delicately (which goes against the teachings of Sarno and other TMS specialists). So, people are always talking about how they accepted the fact that they have TMS and they healed soon after, and were so relieved they didn't get surgery. Well I had the surgery. And the pain has not changed at all. If anything it has worsened. It's ruining my life, but because I had surgery recently, I'm trying to treat it with extra care. How will this affect me trying to accept TMS and healing? Thanks for any help.