A little background before the episode given me by a dr. In 1999 I injured the arch of my right foot. My foot hurt for 5 1/2 mo. Went to my dr, told about inflamation, got orthotics, no good. Couldn't drive, or stand for long. The upside was I love to read! Ha! One day I apologized for something I realized I had done months before. I felt a funny "woosh" through my foot and the pain was gone! But, I didn't know why. In about 2004 a friend lent me one of Dr. Sarno's books because of my husbands chronic back pain. I read it, he didn't. I didn't connect my foot with it, but began to tell myself little aches and pains were from my mind and they would disappear. Hey, this is neat! In Aug of 2013 my husband was offered 4 months of work in a town 4 hours away. My Aunt said, come stay with me. That will be great, I am very close to my Aunt and she is widowed and welcomed the company. I have only moved a handful of times in my life and I don't handle it well for months! I was a wreck. My husband knew but I didn't want my Aunt to know. ( I know, I know!!) So the job became permanant, but because we don't want to sell our house we continued to stay with my Aunt. I love my Aunt, but we are different about exercise.This began to be an issue for me, but we were guests in her home.....We all continued to get along, but it felt like I had lost my life and was living hers. My husbands work is very slow in winter, so we can not get our own place until spring of 2015. So, in Apr of 2014 my heel began to hurt for no reason. My Aunt goes walking 7 days a week, and I join her 5 days, but she thinks I should 7.. She is in really good shape, and devoted. Walks had become something I dreaded and they had always been a pleasure as well as good exercise. Walking was impossible, so I rested a week and was better, but walking made it hurt again. I thought I had plantar faciitis again. Finally I called nurse hotline, she said no walking, see podiatrist. 5 wk wait. The dr said he thought wasn't plantar faciitis, but a stress fracture in heel. Go for x-rays. His nurse calls me and says I have an abnormal bone spur, come in immediatly for walking boot, but not to walk around or stand. Not even to make dinner. Only take it off to shower. Then appt in 4 wks to check it. Ok, so I go home and the internet says bone spurs and planar faciitis go together, and it can take 10 months to heal, and some people never do!! Fear! Panic! At my 4 wk appt he tells me, I probably developed the bone spur in1999. my bone spur was abnormal in that I had broken it! Thats why it hurt!!!! Why hadn't the nurse told me? Don't think I asked! turns out I am a goodist, and that would be mean. So, he gives me a rx for PT as my foot has atrophied because I rested all of apr and may and wore boot all of June. (did I mention I can make a short story long?) Then I read the rx. Severe plantar faciitis. Oh, no!!! This freaked me out! I knew I was doomed. PT didn't help. I could barely walk through Sept. Ugh!!! So, one day I was watching my cousins baby, who was napping, and I needed something to read, huh, there was dr Sarno, healing back pain. So, I startrd reading. That afternoon I had a massage appt. Theraputic, because my back was stiff, ha ha, because of walking for 6 wks in boot. Well, she asked if I wanted special attention anywhere, said rt foot. She said, thats odd, rt foot more flexable than left, should feel good. I said, well, the boot gave me plantar faciitis. She said, thats odd, the boot is same treatment for it. Boom! No more pain! I knew exactly what had happened in an instant. I didn't have it! Power of suggestion Why the rx said plantar faciitis? Insuranse! Huh! The rest of the story is tms trying to find a way back....but I am doing the work! But thats another story!