Hello, I am a 55 year old women and I am so happy to find this TMS structured program. I have been suffering for two years from left side pain, from my neck, shoulder, hip and down into my ankle and foot. I have recently developed numbness in my left hand as well, worse at night(as is my shoulder pain). I feel like I have become an addict in terms of trying to find the reason for my pain. I have been to so many different medical treatments to try and solve my issue as well as spending hours and days on the internet trying to self diagnose myself. I have had a couple of cortisone shots in my hip and both a neck and hip xray. The xrays showed aging deterioration but nothing scary. I stumbled across Dr. Sarno's name on the internet which led to the 20/20 program. I ordered his "Healing Back Pain" book and have almost finished it. I needed more understanding of treatment and found this site. I am ready to embrace the diagnosis of TMS. It makes sense to me. On the other hand I have a physio appointment this coming week and it terrifies me to cut off the treatments. My plan is to go in, not get a treatment, but just talk to my physiotherapist and let her know I am taking the TMS route.