Hello everyone! I can't tell you how relieved I am to find this forum. I have been suffering with rotating foot, knee, and back pain since early September 2015. After a stressful weekend away from home, and my son breaking his arm in 3 locations, I started feeling some tingling and numbness in both feet. Long story short - after a few weeks, this morphed into full blown pain. In the past 5 months I've had x-rays, MRI's, pain meds, physical therapy...you name it. This past Tuesday, in total desperation I had 2 epidural steroid injections into my lower lumbar region. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I just finished reading Louise Hay's "You Can Heal Your Life" knowing in my gut that there was something else going on. Thinking back, these physical problems have been rearing their ugly head slowly for much longer. In my quest for more literature online, I found Dr. Sarno's book and this wonderful website. I am so ready for this. I hope I am posting in the right place to start. I'm journaling my answer to Day 1's question in detail at home, but on here, I can sum it up very easily - Life without TMS for me would mean complete freedom! Being relaxed and no longer afraid to go places, be out for long periods of time, and no more worry about my future health. It would mean I am safe.