I was a patient of Dr. Sarno's back in 1997. I first read his book, after which I had some improvement with my lower back pain. I then decided to do his complete program, which gave me great relief, and mostly no pain, for the past 15 years. Occasionally, I would have some back pain over the years, but only now and then, and NEVER like what it had been (before I started with Dr. Sarno, I had been walking with a cane, as I couldn't stand up or walk more than a few steps without agonizing pain. There were a couple of times over those years when I had to speak to Dr. Sarno, or attend some of his follow-up seminars. Every time, the pain diminished greatly, and usually went away completely, after I did this. Fast forward to the beginning of 2012, around March. My back "spasms" (that's what I call them, even though I know that's NOT what they are, but it kind of describes how they feel) came back with a vengeance. Since then, I have been having severe back "episodes" which last about a week, and then gradually completely disappear for 1 to 3 weeks, then return to torture me....and so on. This last one started around March 22, while I was visiting family in Florida. I had gone out walking on Sunday, then again on Monday. My back felt a little sore after Monday's walk, and proceeded to get worse and worse as the day progressed, until, that evening I could barely stand up at all, or move. As per its standard procedure, the pain and my inability to stand up or walk got progressively worse over the next 3 days. It was agony to pack my bags and get myself to the airport and fly home on that Wednesday. My back "episode" has continued since then and is really depressing me, because I KNOW that it is just TMS, and somehow, this time, it is NOT going away! I am going into my 5th week of agony, and can't do even the most fundamental mundane things I normally do. I was browsing the internet and came upon this site. Since I am out of other options, I decided to see if working this program could help me. So, here I am: day one - again.