Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I am 73 years old and have been interested in mind body medicine for years, but just recently found Dr Sarno's book and TMS. It came to me just a massage therapist did some myofascial work and released all kinds of repressed emotions from my extremely abusive childhood. What an interesting few weeks it has been. I have dealt with many autoimmune diseases, accidents and traumas in my 73 years and it seems I repressed most of them in order to be my people pleasing, perfectionist self. The most recent problem is trauma related (a car accident) neurothapy with nerve damage in several areas of my back and feet. I was also ill for 18 months from receiving contaminated steroids, but that's a whole 'nother story. At least that kept me from having SI joint surgery which probably wouldn't have helped. I am scheduled fro more foot surgery in a few weeks, but it is definitely structural so I'm okay with it. I have had success with following Dr Hanscom's advice from the book, Back in Control, on writing negative events and how I feel/felt about them and then tearing it up. Where will I end up on a pain scale? I don't know, but I'm willing to do the work to find out. Tomorrow I'm having work done on my TMJ. What will show up? Is the jaw problem from years of not being able to say what should have been said? If this is Day 1, what will Day 2 bring. Bring it on!