Hi all, I am having a relapse. I was pain free for a year and now I have leg pain which hurts walking. A dull ache walking flat or uphill, and excruciating pain walking downhill. I am currently on holiday with my boyfriend. We were aiming to do a big mountaineering adventure, our first big trip since my pain stopped. The pain started about a week before our holiday. Yesterday we did a small warm up walk, walking up a hill. I was determined not to let the pain get in the way, so I walked up the hill, ignoring the dull ache. It took about 2.5 hours to get up the hill. It took about 5 hours to get down - I was basically crawling because the pain was so bad. At one point my bf was carrying me. Had the weather taken a turn for the worse, the situation would have been quite dangerous. It certainly wasn't pleasant for either of us. So now we're sitting here not really knowing what to do. I'm rereading Sarno and doing lots of journalling. I hope if I do this for a few days I'll get better and we'll have another go at walking in the mountains. But it's a pretty miserable way to spend our holiday, and it would be much easier to just change our focus to a roadtrip and do non-walking activities. But that feels like letting the pain win. Sitting in the tent reading Sarno while bf miserably watches Game of Thrones also seems like letting pain win. Going back up into the mountains while i still have pain feels dangerous. I feel impatient - I am sure it's tms and am optimistic I can fix this but I don't know if I can do it in the time we have. My bf agrees it's tms but doesn't feel optimistic it can be fixed in the time we have. I know deadlines make it much harder. I don't know if I should persevere with the reading or just enjoy the holiday. It's hard to believe I could possibly be pain free in time. But if I don't believe it then it obviously won't happen! Thoughts? Many thanks!