Hello! I was just introduced to TMS. My brother in law (who I always thought struggled with anger issues but also thought would be last person in world to come to terms with them) passed along Dr Sarno’s audio book. I have had pain in my left hip and leg for almost 4 years (and a similar issue several years before). The locus of pain is a point in the middle of my left butt cheek that does not change, though the radiating pain varies in location and intensity. I have had the scans that show the abnormalities and done all the things you do but the pain does not go away. Sometimes it is better or worse but rarely seems to be tied to whatever treatment I am doing at the time, so Dr Sarno’s words really resonated for me. I have also been overweight since I was a kid and always struggled with it. When I read the 12 principles I started plugging weight in for TMS. 5 - Weight only exists to distract my attention from the emotions. This was a lightbulb moment for me and it applies to all the principles. As a kid I used my weight to shield myself from doing certain physical activities. Now I use the leg pain as a reason to save myself from pushing myself when I do physical activity. Interestingly, when this bout of pain started 4 years ago I was in the best shape of my life, working out regularly. Why did I sabotage myself?? I really don’t know, but I’m interested to try to figure it out and hopefully the pain will subside. Look forward to your insights on this journey.