Hello All! This is my first post here but I have been reading Dr. Sarno's books for over three months. As I live in a country where I have no chance of getting a physical examination to determine whether the symptoms I have are TMS or not I have chosen to believe they are and accepted the diagnosis(what else can I do? Because I don't want to be operated on multi levels as several doctors have prescribed). I am working on my psychological issues everyday and ignoring the pain and numbness in my right foot and and loss of muscle strength and atrophy in my right calf. I am also trying to distance myself from the fact that I also have a slight foot drop. I can't say I have made much progress but at least I'm not fearful of activity, bending, lifting things, carrying weights etc. Well the issue is I just wonder if anybody has recovered from muscle loss and foot drop on their journey to healing? I don't want to think about some doctors' warnings that if I don't get operated on it could get worse. I just want to hear some encouraging words from you guys. Thank you.