This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question I am 52 years old; a 4 year survivor from Stage IV Cervical cancer; my divorce was finalized in the Spring of 2012; my sister succumbed to metastatic breast cancer in the Fall of 2012; my mother (age 80) is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments; we survived Super Storm Sandy also in the Fall of 2012; I share custody of our 3 teenage children - the oldest is heading off to college this Fall! I have TMS. I have no doubt about it. I have a TMS trained physician - Dr. Paul Gwozdz - who was himself a patient of Dr. Sarno. I've read each of Dr. Sarno's books (and of course, saw myself on every page!) I'm now devouring Steven Ozanich's "The Great Pain Deception" - quite possibly the most concise work on the mind-body connection. My pain emanates from my hips and pelvic region. It travels down both legs, to my knees, calfs and ankles. I depend on a cane to walk. I'm exhausted. I'm embarrassed and self-conscience. But today I did something good for myself - I attended a water exercise program at my local YMCA! The problem - I am crippled in pain, more intense than anything before! Bouts like this set me back - WHY is my body fighting me so hard? I'm in bed crying and trying to get comfortable. Even throughout the class, I was trying to VISUALIZE the blood and oxygen flowing down through my hips and legs - but all I'm left with is stiffness and PAIN!