Hello everyone. One month ago today I was in constant nonstop pain. My hands ached constantly. My back hurt sometimes. I had symptoms anywhere and everywhere, but especially my hands (not coincidentally, I am a computer programmer). I often remarked to friends and family that I felt like an old man with all my dings and bruises (I am 22). It seemed like if one thing got better another thing got worse. I was absolutely convinced that I would have to have surgery and probably wouldn't be able to live a normal life or continue any of my hobbies. I am so lucky that I found the works of Dr John Sarno and this wonderful forum. After reading The Mindbody Prescription and doing a month of journaling and meditation, I am essentially pain free. This is a wonderful community. I am so thankful to you for compiling all these great resources. To those of you who are not as lucky as I am, who have deeper traumas or more pain -- hang in there, I know it will get better for you. Here's hoping that we both have a pain-free 2014.