I am now on day 10 of the SEP, and am mostly finding it helpful. I still experience neck and back pain, and in fact it was especially bad today. I did not have an overly stressful day, so I am struggling to figure out what the cause of the spike in pain might be. These last few weeks have been overall very good though, with the pain rarely getting above a 1 or 2 out of 10. I find it helpful to remind myself when I feel that familiar burning ache that there is nothing physically wrong with me, this is a normal sensation. I also find it helpful to write down all the evidence that my pain is psychological, not physical. I have a surgery coming up in November, which I scheduled before I started learning more about TMS. I am considering cancelling it, but am on the fence about it. If the surgery could potentially help, I don't want to miss out on my spot as the waitlist is very long. The worst case is that it doesn't help at all, and that result would just help me to focus on the mind-body work exclusively and stop any physical treatments.