Hi all, I am excited to join you on TMS Wiki and begin my TMS journey. I have suffered from upper back pain and RSI/hand pain for about 6 years now. In the past year, the hand pain became significantly worse and I had to take disability leave from work. Dealing with pain and Drs appointments have consumed nearly all my time for the past 6 months. I came across Dr Sarno's theories last weekend and read his books, and I'm already feeling major improvements (back pain went away within a day, and I'm typing right now with now pain for the first time in months!!) I have been feeling extra emotional/anxious, though, and weirdly, my stomach has started to bother me. Guess this is good evidence that I have TMS! I'm also realizing that the pain provided a major distraction from things in my life that I didn't want to deal with, and now I guess I'll have to... this is discomforting, but much better than constant pain/disability. Guess I'll have to deal with the fact that I don't really like my job, my boss is a jerk, and I am constantly putting serious pressure on myself to be perfect. How have others here dealt with perfectionism?? I have a rather extreme case, I think! I have known this about myself most of my life and realized that it was making me miserable, but didn't really know what to do about it. Well, I'm glad to be here -- wish me luck on my journey. Thank you all so much for the work you are doing with this wiki - I truly believe that you are changing peoples' lives for the better.