I came across this site after reading Dr. Santos book and googling in TMS. I just finished the reading for day three. My pain started in October when I was surfing a lot in Hawaii. I assumed it was an overuse injury. I had pain radiating down my lower back and hamstrings, as well as pulsing in my left shin. After going to numerous health providers, such as chiropractors, acupuncturist, my family physician, a neurologist, osteopaths , two physical therapists, masseuses, I started doing Internet research. In one blog about chronic pain, they mentioned Dr. Sarno's book. MRIs, ultrasounds and x-rays just showed that I had mild bone spurs and Osteoarthritis consistent with my age, nothing too bad. Yet I couldn't sit for long, and lying in bed at night was torture. I often only get 3 to 6 hours of sleep a night with level 8 pain. I got to the point where I felt disabled and depressed. I limited my physical activity. I love to surf and mountain bike, but I mainly just walked and did tai chi. Since reading this book, I have excepted that I have TMS. I have resumed surfing, which has been great. I am trying to let go of my fear of doing more damage to my body. I'm so glad that there is a resource like this. Let me know if anyone has any advice and recommendations.