Hello everyone! I am so excited to be here and start this journey. I'm a 28 year old male who was very active and healthy until summer 2014. For the past 2 years, I've been dealing with chronic right hip pain - specifically deep in my right posterior buttock and in my right groin. The pain is the worst while sitting but I experience the pain every day (all day) with a variety of activities and resting positions. I underwent many conservative treatments with no success and ended up having right hip joint FAI and labral tear surgery in March 2015. I had a standard recovering for the first 9 months going through recap and have minimal buttock pain (even while sitting!). In December 2015, the pain came back just the way it was before surgery. For the past year, I have had 10 different diagnostic and/or steroid injections, 6 months of physical therapy, and visiting multiple top physicians (Orthopedic, Neuro, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation). I have no obvious structural abnormalities and doctors simply do not know what to do - but yet I'm hear in daily pain. On December 14th, I went for a first visit with a ROLFer in Minneapolis where I live - he listened to my story and asked me about my personality. This guy is a TMS success story and has had a 100% success rate sending 31 of his clients to Sarno's MindBody Prescription book. I'm ready to be his 32nd! I got the book that day, finished the book a week later on December 21st. I'm now on my personal journey to accept the sometimes difficult idea of TMS. I believe in the idea of my physical pain being the result of my repressed emotions. My personality profile is pretty much a perfect match as what Sarno describes in the MindBody Prescription. The deep buttock pain makes perfect sense to me, but I am still caught up in the pain (tightness and sometimes a sharp shooting pain) in my groin. Hip specialists have drilled into my mind that this is most likely due to cartilage damage inside of my hip joint and the sharp pain is a pinching sensation. I need to get past this idea in my head. I was a passionate long distance runner constantly dreaming of finishing work and going outside to push my body and mind to the limits. I have not run in over a year and have not run pain free in over 2.5 years. I have fear in physical activity and know that deep down I am extremely angry/sad that I'm not able to run and do what I love the most. I do believe that TMS is my true diagnosis but I also have some fears and structural thoughts I still need to get rid of. Thank you all for the support! I am so excited and so committed to finding a 'cure'. It will be life changing. I need to get back to my life as it was before chronic hip/buttock pain.