Hi, my name is Cyndi. I am 34 years old and I am hoping that I have TMS so that my pain can finally go away. I want to get pregnant for the first time as soon as I can. It has been about a year and a half since I began to have back/neck pain. I just thought that I slept on my neck wrong but it never went away. In fact, it got worse as time went on. First, I had tingling in my right arm and hand. Then I had aching pain in my right shoulder blade. I saw a neurologist and numerous surgeons, all who said I should get surgery. An MRI revealed that I have a large herniated disk in my C5-6 that pinches the nerve and is on my spinal cord. Hearing this diagnois seemed to make my pain a lot worse. I scheduled the surgery for last August but a "gut" feeling told me to cancel it. Here I am a few months later, having read Dr. Sarno's book The Mindbody Prescription, feeling a little better. I tried to make an appointment with a TMS doctor to find out if this is in fact what I have but I have not been able to locate a good doctor on Long Island. Luckily I came across this wiki. I will be using the structured educational program to asist me in my journey. Here is hoping that it works. Thank you to all of you who send positive messages and good outlooks! I cannot tell you how nice it is to find people like me. I have been going crazy trying to figure out what is wrong with my body. I really think the stress about my injury has made the TMS worse, especially because I hope to get pregnant soon.