it's day 1 of the SEP for me again. I started over the summer but got "busy" and talked myself out of the program. Since then I have had an MRI and was given a diagnosis of herniation and a pinched nerve from the Spinal Clinic at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. A doctor there gave me 2 steroid injections into my spinal column which were ultimately ineffective. I have been in pain every day for nearly a year and at this point I have very little hope for a "structural cure." I had some significant psychoanalytical breakthroughs when I was journaling for the SEP over the summer, and noticed some reduction in the pain. But for some reason I have been unwilling to completely accept the TMS diagnosis. I want to thank my friend Kevin B (who is also participating in the forum) for encouraging me to give this program another shot. Reading Baseball65's story nearly brought tears to my eyes. I believe everyone who says that Dr. Sarno's method worked for them -- I just hope it can work for me, too.