About one year ago I had a relapse and it was terrible. Sciatica pain down my leg, my foot was numb and I couldn't walk normally, the pain was horrid. It took at least one month to subside. I had been unemployed for one year and had some other events that I figured were the cause. Some heavy stuff. But I had been pretty good until about three weeks ago, and this is the crazy part. I wound up being unemployed for close to two years. I'm well into my 50s and more or less had to redefine myself and change my "career" path. Fortunately, I found a job. I figured once I started working again all would be great in the world of back pain. And I really like this job. It's virtually stress-free, in a very progressive and cool company with great people. The money is fine for me, full benefits.. all that. But the old old pain, which was in my right hip area, came back last weekend. And of course it happened when I did a mundane activity, opening a window. Not a heavy window, not a stuck one, just one I open all the time. Before that I've had an underlying stiffness and slight pain at the bottom of my spine that has just sort of persisted for a few weeks. Now I have the "thing" I used to have over the past 30 years rearing it's head again. I guess I'm looking for insight as well as feeling a need to write about it. Dr. Sarno's book was a turning point for me about 15 years ago. For many years I had absolutely no pain and figured that's the way it would be from there on out. But here I'm back again with the old pain in the same place, limping around work, crooked and achey. Does it help to buy another copy and read it again? Any advice from long-time TMS people?