I've actually been practicing (very loosely) Dr. Sarno's principles for the last two months or so and have had an unbelievable improvement in my middle-back and neck pain. I promised myself that once the beginning of the school year was over with (I'm a teacher) I would commit to completing this program, as I know I'm not 100% healed yet. I have pain pop up in various areas around my back and neck. But now, when they do, they don't last long and I can control my fear about them. However, I know that at times I still let the fear of a total relapse slip into my mind and the anxiety tries to set in. So here we go: Day One post. For me, not having TMS would mean finding confidence again. Although, sometimes I'm not sure if I ever really had it. Right now, even though I'm feeling 80% better, I'm still struggling with believing that this year I'll be able to garden again, cook for however many hours I desire or go for a jog. So, not having TMS would mean not even thinking about the possibility of NOT doing those things and just confidently choosing the activities I wish to engage in at any given moment.