Thanks nowtimecoach. All these words of wisdom really help me. I am still going through the ups and downs with being pain-free and in a little bit of pain. The pain isn't that severe at all though. It just feels like something is stuck in my low back. My biggest question to all of you now is - will TMS flare up during every stressful time in the future? Everyone has stressful events in their life and life is just stressful sometimes. I get pain when even the littlest things happen to me. I want to be able to be convinced that I won't have a flare up whenever a little stressor comes my way. I'm hoping the second half of the SEP will help me with this too.