I've had an interesting experience. In the last six weeks I've reduced my pain greatly, and expanded my activities accordingly. A few new symptoms have popped up, but now I know what to do with them. So, two days ago, I broke my toe (first broken bone ever). It's no surprise-- I'd gotten on overdrive, was doing three things at once, and had some minor but as yet unsoothed emotions happening. It's not that painful, but the TMS emotions have run riot: I'll lose all the gains I've made in walking; other people have to do things for me and this interferes with being a goodist and a perfectionist; what if it doesn't heal right (it was a weird break); without exercise my back and sciatic pains will come back .... I know that there is a sharp distinction that professionals have made between psychophysiologic pain and "real" injuries and diseases like cancer or diabetes, but I'm beginning to wonder whether all illness and injuries are PPD in the long run. Just because a test can show abnormal cells, why is it not TMS? After all, lots of us have herniated discs that show up on tests. If they scanned people without cancer for abnormal cells, would lots of healthy people have them? Is that where the distinction comes, if all people with cancer have abnormal cells, and the rest of us have none? And even if it is, surely people's unresolved emotions are affecting their health and making them susceptible to illness or injury? I'm really beginning to believe that pretty much everything is a reflection of our attitudes and emotions. I'd love to hear what others think on this, and why TMS seems to have a somewhat limited range of illnesses and injuries attributed to it.