I bought Dr. Sarno's book "The Mindbody Prescription" many years ago. I bought it because I was having back pain, on my left side, and it hart me when I walked. This condition made me avoid walking more than a hundred yards until I needed to find a bench to sit. I didn't need to sit more than one or two minutes, and I could walk another one hundred yards. I have always been very sedentary by nature in spite of talking to myself that I should make some exercise and walk. However, since my back pain, it kept me from going into real walking. Curiously enough, when I had to take part in some activity where I was forced to walk I could do it for a somehow longer distance. However, in my day-to-day activity, it was exacerbate. When I read the book – and I read it or parts of it several times – I saw myself in almost every page. I am really a TMS type. I have had a stomach ulcer for many years, including several bleeding episodes; I had a period when I was afraid of walking in open spaces, including crossing streets; after being cured from the ulcer (Helicobacter pylori), I developed IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrom). One day, I found a booklet explaining this condition and from the moment, I finished reading it; I was almost cured. Something similar happened when I read about TMS. I was convinced from the very beginning. But somehow I could not apply it to me. I reviewed through all my past (I am now 80 years old). I found many reasons for stress that could justify the series of diseases (ulcer, IBS, TMS), I thought that I cleared all that stuff, but the pain was still there. Sometimes it developed as sciatica. I mentioned it to my doctor, and he agreed with "my diagnosis." Sometimes it would move to my right side, which convinced me even more that it was a case of TMS. I tried acupuncture, shiatsu, with some relief but only temporary, for a few hours. Of course, I understood from Dr. Sarno that in order to succeed with his method, I should give up all this diversion, and for these and other reasons, I believed that I should not see an orthopedist. I didn't go much to my family doctor either, because I truly believed that I had TMS and that the solution of my case could only be in Dr. Sarno's method. However, it was not working for me. The situation is getting worse in the last few months. I almost don't do any walking; I developed a fear for walking stairs without a hand rail, especially going down the stairs. So I came back to Dr. Sarno's book and promised to myself that this time I would follow his advice of reading every day a few pages and repeat this exercise during 30 days. I didn't do this before because I always have many things to read, and I failed to understand, considering that I 100% believe in the TMS self-diagnosis, and I accept the method for the "cure," why it was not working for me. Yesterday I started the renewed reading of the book, decided that today I would start writing essays about my case, and this morning, seating at the computer to write, I came across this program, which seems fantastic and appropriate for me.