I am on Day 1 of the Structured Educational Program for TMS. I have my first appointment with a TMS specialist tomorrow. I am very ready to accept my TMS diagnosis. I have suffered from chronic back pain for the past 6 years and 7 months. It has completely consumed every aspect of my life. I have seen 19 doctors in 3 different states, all with their own "guess" as to what is causing my back pain. After reading "Healing Back Pain" and doing some more research on TMS online, I am convinced I have finally found the answer to my prayers. The only lingering doubts I have as to whether or not the methods involved in the TMS recovery program will actually cure me come from the frustration and anxiety that have plagued me for so long in terms of trying to find a solution and always ending up right back at square one without having made any progress in alleviating my pain over the years. I had just accepted the fact that I would never live a life without debilitating pain, and I'm only 30 years old. With that being said, I have never felt more hopeful that I can conquer the issues that are causing my TMS symptoms than I do right now. I have faith that I can work Dr. Sarno's program and am ready and willing to do everything in my power to take control of my life again and put the past 6 miserable years in my rearview mirror and move on. Fingers crossed!