So, two weeks ago whilst going through yet another online search to find help for my crippling back pain I came across something called TMS and found this site. I read a little about it and joined and posted on this site. I ordered Dr Sarno's book, Healing Back Pain, immediately with Amazon Prime (next day delivery ) and read it all within half a day. In the same way I had accepted that my pain was with me forever, I accepted everything I read in that book. During that day I cried a lot and thought a lot but by later that day I realised I had no more crippling electric shock/cattle prod pains! I did not have to journal. It just all made sense straight away and I accepted it 100%. Sure, I have diagnosed OA, inflammatory arthritis, DDD with bone on bone (no disc) at L5/S1, spinal canal narrowing - the usual (all shown on MRI), oh and stiffness. However, the pain that has literally crippled me and ruled my life since July 2016 has gone! For two weeks I have had no pain, I still have stiffness but I can ignore that. I have had a couple of niggles (ie when gardening - not done that for a year) but just told them to go away and have not let them grip me and they have not come back or stayed with me! I have been able to stand to cook (had terrible trouble with standing) and can walk normally (before, I felt so weak when walking I thought my back was going to collapse!). I can sit down/and get up from sitting with no problem (before, I would get that cattle prod each time). I can shower with no issue, before getting in and out was a nightmare. I can get in and out of the car and drive with no issues (before I had to use a lumbar roll and had "shocks" getting in and out). I am absolutely delighted and amazed that this book has taken my pain away and given me the understanding of how to cope with any "flares" if they come. Thank you Dr Sarno and all who commented on my original post. I am a very happy girl.