Hi everyone, I am on day 27 and am so grateful for this site and the people I wanted to share something. I have a long story which I will post soon in my personal profile. But for right now I wanted to say somethings about my experience up until this day. I found out about Dr. Sarno listening to a TMS success story while searching YouTube looking for back problem solutions. Before finding Dr. Sarno I has developed a sharp grabbing pain in one glute that radiated down the side of my leg and up with another sharp grabbing pain right above my ankle that was worse than the pain in my glute and was so bad I could not walk 100 meters without having to sit down. Just reading Dr. Sarno's book brought me instant relief because I identified with it so much. I didn't become pain free right away but the pain lessened quite a bit. What I would do with the pain was just work through it and force myself to walk and just concentrate on the idea that the pain was not coming from my back but was coming from my unconscious feeling of rage and fear. Things got better and things got worse but no matter what I am still doing the program because now that I know what the root cause is I refuse to be incapacitated. I have returned to the gym and I am slowly building up my workouts.When I have pain I stop and think what might be the unconscious emotional cause that is creating the pain. At first I was not very good at identifying what it might be but I am getting better. And it is surprising sometimes how obvious it is. The other day I began to have sharp pain in my glute and I stopped to think what it might be and realized that I had just gotten off of the phone with my business partner and we are having a rough go of it at the moment with a lot money problems and when I was able to see that my anxiety and fear and anger over my current business situation was probably the cause of the pain it started to subside. Also something that I have had to admit to is that I am probably just physically tensed up all over my body so anytime the pain flares up and I look for an unconscious emotion I also try to relax my physical body. My recovery has not been perfect but all in all it is working and I couldn't be more grateful to Dr. Sarno and this group.