I am 46 and was diagnosed with hip arthritis about 6 months ago. I have always been an extremely healthy and active person, and now I feel completely hobbled and depressed from continuous pain. Because my spouse had success treating his chronic back problems after reading Sarno, I turned to that for my hip issues. I could compeletly relate to the TMS personality type and was initially very optimistic that i would conquer my pain like so many others have. I even began seeing a therapist. But I began to doubt after my pain not only persisted but actually got worse. Recently I began contemplating total hip replacement. My therapist reminded me that treatment for TMS requires belief in the psychogenic origin. So I am throwing myself into this Structured Program in the hopes that the stories of others and the daily exercises will help me really believe that I too can be helped. Thanks to all the people who have made this resource available.