Hi there. I discovered Dr. Sarno's work about four years ago and have gotten a lot better than before. I had chronic head and backache for ten years. I still causes me some problems, but I am now aware of their phycological root. During some of those years - about five-six years ago - I also had a lot of foot pain, which I was told was plantar fasciitis. After years of trying other treatments I was offered surgery. They told me there was a 50% succes rate of people who got better, so the odds weren't great but I was desperate and didn't know what else to do. It didn't really help, but the problem eventually went away anyway. After that I had problems with my knees, but after discovering Sarno's work I managed to pull through it and am know running, biking and playing football. For some reason the pain in the foot has now come back. Or maybe it's not actual pain, but more of an awareness of that area. This has caused me to suddenly think about the surgery, that I otherwise had not thought about for years. I'm afraid that the little of the tendon they have cut away will have done harm. Although I am not doing any long distance running, this is something I think about that might be harder for me now, although I have no idea if it's true. I'm finding it hard to accept the fact that I went ahead and did the surgery. Although I know that I didn't know any better at the time, I find it very hard to forgive myself. I'm also very surprised by how this has suddenly risen to my attention, since I haven't thought about it for years. It is as if it's some trauma now reaching the surface. I am filled with sadness and regret when I think about the fact that some of my tendon has been removed and I worry that I have done harm to myself. I know that TMS also plays a part here, since I notice myself feeling and "checking in" more on that area the more I worry about it. Also, I don't feel anything when I'm playing football or running, only when I actually have time to think about it. I know that this might seem like a small problem and I myself am overwhelmed with how sad it actually makes me and how much an impact it has on me at the moment. I have made an appointment at the doctor's to hear about this type of surgery and if any complications might follow. I guess I'm just looking for some kind of support or to know if anyone has had any similar experiences. I'd be very grateful.