I read Dr. Sarno's book last week, and it took me less than 48 hours. It's just what I was looking for, and is completely in line with my personal beliefs. So many of my physical ailments make sense now, especially my back pain, which started in a mild form about a year ago...right around the same time as a traumatic life event. It surfaced again as a kickboxing injury a couple months ago, which had me lying flat on my back for weeks. I was told I had a disc injury. Although my back pain is gone, I now have excruciating pain in my leg. I'm only 36 years old. Although I believe Dr. Sarno's TMS diagnosis, I don't know what to do about the pain when I wake up sobbing in the middle of the night. I can intellectually understand why it's happening, but even as I flip through all the reasons in my head...the reasons for anger, fear, rage, etc., it doesn't help my physical pain at 3am. I run the gamut of emotions...fighting, acknowledging, ignoring, overcoming, accepting, surrendering...and back to fighting. So I do what I can to treat the physical discomfort (walk, stretch, and usually the eventual hydrocodone) while attacking the issue mentally. Maybe the process just takes a while, but I'm struggling with how to deal with the pain...because although the underlying reason may be psychological, the pain is physical, and it's real. I'm in the middle of a very stressful and difficult life situation that will probably not end anytime soon. I just need to learn how to deal with it before it impacts my physical and mental health even more.