I'm on day 25 of the Structured Educational Program. My pain was in both shoulders, and before I discovered TMS, I actually had surgery on the right shoulder (diagnosed with impingement syndrome), and I was planning on getting the left shoulder done next. Then I found that the surgery did not cure my pain in the right shoulder, so I became incredibly anxious about what was wrong with me. I became so afraid of the pain, that I spent my entire 10 week summer vacation (I am a teacher) just sitting in a chair with my arms at my side. I wouldn't even try to open dresser drawers because of the pain. I piled my clothes on the bed in guest room, so I could get to them. My friend recommended a book called "The Great Pain Deception" by Steven Ray Ozanich, and from there, I read John Sarno's books, and also "To Be or Not to Be Pain Free," my Marc Sopher. I feel like my progress is slow, but when I think about how I was last summer, I realize I have come a long way. I recently started mowing the lawn again, in spite of the pain that lingers. Thank you all for the encouraging words on this forum. It really helps!