My pain journey about started about 20 years ago, with pain in my right knee that made my life miserable. I was a golfer (social) and eventually had to stop because of the pain in my knee. I also gave up social squash, in fact anything athletic. Not only sport , but any walking became increasingly painful. The orthopedic surgeon recommended a total knee replacement, which was a great success and it was fantastic to be pain free again. But, unfortunately I then started getting foot pain in my right foot. At first I thought i must have damaged it by limping when my kneee was painful. Anyway the orthopedic surgeon said he could find nothing really wrong with it, but that as one gets older the bones in the foot collapse and that might cause pain. Then I started getting pain in my left foot as well. This started a round of foot strengthening exercises, orthotics, pain killers, anti inflammatories, natural supplements to build cartilage. I gave up wheat, dairy tried all sorts of different pain remedies. My bookcase looks like a doctors library- all books on how to overcome pain. I presently have, foot pain, hip pain, back pain and shoulder pain. Drugs, drugs and more drugs and I'm pretty sick of the whole saga. Some days I just wish I could die so that I do not have to be in pain. Other days life is good and I think I might have beaten it. I'm 72 years old and am hoping that this is not just another wild goose chase. I discovered Mind/body syndrome on the internet when searching for something to give relief and downloaded Dr Sarno's book "Healing Back Pain". As I began to read I started to get excited - it was as if he was describing me and my life. So here I am Day one. I will do whatever it takes.