I feel good about this process and I am even feeling less pain. Mostly though I don't feel so weighed down by the words from surgeons, doctors, chiropractors, etc. I feel like I have hope again. That's a true relief. The part that I have found difficult is when friends, family, neighbors etc. ask about what I've been going through (surgery was on the table at one point) and I tell them about TMS and mind body approach... most of them look at me as if I'm in some kind of denial about my health. I explain to them as best that I can. I tell them that I'm swimming again (this is my favorite thing to do on earth) and they look at me unsure. I have started to just try to change the subject and not "go there". I want to share it with folks but it's hard. I also don't want to get caught in the negative trap either. I am working through this but wondering if other people have experienced this as well?