I started this recovery program a couple of months ago and have been very slowly making my way through it, taking breaks for travels and to mull over new discoveries in my emotional life. The pain in my back and neck have reduced enough that I was emboldened to undertake long-forgotten and longed-for activities. For example, I love running but stopped it 25 years ago because of the pain it provoked first in my knee and then in my back. After studying a new running gait called natural running, I started jogging lightly a couple of weeks ago. I was delighted that the pain didn't return to my back or knee but it has begin in my right achilles tendon, which is a new pain altogether. I blew out the left achilles 20 years ago and retain vivid memories of that injury. Is this new pain from TMS? Or, is it from the new running gait? Or, both? I laid off running and the pain stopped. Then it started again. So, it behaves like a symptom from TMS. Meanwhile, I'm slowly weaning myself of various therapies and rituals for managing the pain in my back. I've not gone to the chiropractor or massage therapist for a long while. That is a visible victory that I focus on to convince myself of the TMS diagnosis. Now I passionately desire to move to the next step. I want to run pain free!