Hi my name is Renee and this is my first day doing the Structured Educational Program. I am a 53 year old woman who has always been very active. Growing up I always had on and off stiff neck problems. About five years ago I started with carpal tunnel on my right hand. I had surgery and it went well but then the carpal tunnel pain began in my left wrist. I just had surgery in February of 2015. Surgery went well with great results but pain now has moved to my left leg and severe sciatica pain all down my leg. So debilitating at times. Eventually had an MRI, nothing showed up. Dr. said it looked like the spine of a 53 yr old woman. I was sent to physical therapy and that worked out beautifully!!! No more pain!! But.......I wake up one week later and the sciatica pain has now moved to my right leg!!! You have got to be kidding me!!! I said to my husband this is just ridiculous....What the heck is going on!!! Through surfing the internet I found Dr. Sarno's book and read it in two days. I feel so excited that I may just overcome this chronic pain. It makes perfect sense!!! The past couple of days I have been talking to myself, " Knock it off okay, I am on to you and you will NOT effect me anymore!!! (if anyone hears me I am pretty sure they will think I am crazy!!! Thanks for listening!!