Hello all, I'm on day 8, for the second time. About nine or ten months ago, I got about this far in the program before I gave it up because I just didn't have the motivation to stick with it (not because I doubt TMS; just because my pain was already relatively minor and I was busy with other things). About a year before that, in early 2014, I read Healing Back Pain. I was immediately convinced of the truth of the book, at least intellectually, but was disappointed when my pain didn't just go away in the succeeding weeks and months. This time, I'm reading The Divided Mind over the next month in conjunction with doing this program over six weeks. The reason I started it up again is that I was starting to feel some real fear around the limitations my back pain would place on me in an upcoming trip to Italy with my wife and kids (ages 3 and 1). Spending hours walking & standing—like walking around an Italian city or touring museums, etc.—has always been the worst trigger for my back pain, and the second-worst trigger is long periods of sitting, like on planes, trains, and automobiles. I feel good. The day before yesterday, my back pain was close to nonexistent all day. Yesterday, it was quite bad—not crippling, it hasn't been that bad in years, but constantly distracting. This morning, I woke up and it barely hurt at all. These inconsistencies make me feel confident of the TMS diagnosis. This pain is so ridiculous. It's so stupid. Clearly, there is nothing wrong with me that I can't think and feel my way out of.