Yeah I've read all of Sarno's books and see myself on those pages. I know my spine has some "grey hairs."It's just that I've had some real injuries-- the pain didn't come out of the blue. But it helps to think of the continued chronic pain as coming from my brain and not injured tissues, as the injury has likely healed. Looking at the Holmes-Raye scale is helpful. I was diagnosed with a chronic condition around the same time as my injury, and I changed jobs. Pretty stressful. After running a marathon at age 50, I felt invincible. The injuries and chronic condition diagnosis was a real blow to my self image. My spirit was crushed. Yes I was ecstatic when told it was TMS. I think my enormous amount of fear and anxiety that developed over the last two years is making it hard to easily accept that this is TMS. I wish I could just accept it and let go.