Feelings about the 20/20 segment. nothing much to say on that other than I have seen it before. It is reassuring to see other people have success with Dr. Sarno's teachings. I began dealing with chronic pain in the summer of 2013 and actually bought sarno's book 'healing back pain' for my kindle but never actually read it until the beginning of this year, 2016. during that period I tried all the standard treatments with no real success. Before I read the book I was so fed up with all the diagnosis I'd received and the fact that I never even got a clear diagnosis from anyone. I was fed up with always being 'careful' and doing all those useless stretches and exercises. I was tired of constantly living in fear and was beginning to feel like all the structural diagnosis were complete bullshit! I started with reading the book 'healing back pain' and then read 'the mindbody prescription'. I have had a good amount of success from trying to apply the teachings on my own, although I am still far from being totally cured and feeling totally unrestricted. I have started lifting weights again and going on long walks. I have started playing and wrestling with my dogs again, something I haven't done in a long time. I have had several flair ups of pain but I have been able to overcome them a lot quicker than I have in the past. I feel confident that my pain is caused by TMS and not a structural problem or injury but I do have some doubts that come and go. a lot of 'what if (insert structural problem) is actually the cause' but I remind myself of the evidence against that, which is strong. I think a big accomplishment is starting to get over the fear of the pain, but some fear does still persist. Question to ponder. what would life without TMS mean to me? hmmm well honestly it would mean everything. it would mean my life would feel like it's worth living. it would mean I could do anything and everything I want to do. I wouldn't have to sacrifice activities and things I love doing. it would mean I wouldn't live in fear wondering when the next attach of pain is going to come on.