I could personally relate to many things in this sucess story. I certainly know what it is like to feel completely hopeless and disheartened. I understand when he says it was a "dark" time. I also know what it is like when the pain interferes at work as well as your personal life. I myself got very frustrated having to find someone to help me every time i needed to lift something heavy. I have also had the experience of making my way in a circle through the healthcare system only to wind up back in front of my GP and have him recommend i go to physio. Again. I too had a failed surgery which was hugely upsetting and disappointing because i really only put myself through it to finally end the suffering! I felt the same way when i first heard of Dr. Sarno, it was a ray of light in a bleak and dark time. I actually read an article in a magazine that mentioned his book in a waiting room of all places! Why i happened to choose that magazine and flip to that page I'll never know. I can only think it was the universe calling out to me! It was great to hear how Enrique went on to compete in Iron Man Triathlons. I was a mountain bike racer, an avid equestrian, and an agressive downhill skier just a few years ago. I want to believe there is hope i will be these things again soon. For a while i had given up all hope.