I'm rather new to the Forum, but have been reading for quite some time and appreciate all the helpful tips in overcoming TMS. I have a TMS trained physician and have seen a TMS trained psychologist. I have no doubt my pain emanates from TMS. I am 52 years old and basically a cripple - I walk with a cane to support my weight and balance my steps. I seem to have hit a roadblock after some minor successes. I've read all Dr. Sarno's books and am currently devouring Steven Ozanich's "Great Pain Deception". I see myself on every page. I am a Stage IV cervical cancer survivor of 6 years. I recently completed a 12 week "LIVESTRONG" exercise (cancer support program) at my local YMCA. I made some positive strides forward, but was hindered by the limited mobility in both hips and legs. It's as if the joints in that region of my body "ceased up". I know I won't give up, but I am exhausted! I have to nap in the middle of the day. I have no ability to enjoy activities with my 3 teenagers - socially I'm so self-conscience - my world has become so small - it's depressing. I titled this post "visualization" because I feel that next step will bring me closer to peace - I am a painter, but my creativity is blocked by this pain. I'm happy when I have a paintbrush in my hand and can transform a blank canvas! Everyone tells me "oh, get back to painting, you'll be so happy" - well, you just can't turn on the creativity! Any suggestions from any forum members would be so appreciated! Thank you!