Hi all, I've had a variety of symptoms for a year or two now, and I have managed to beat most of them by knock-out by now applying a step-by-step increase of activity approach. The last couple of weeks one of my only concerns have been tinnitus, and with Dereks fantastic response in the "ask a therapist" section I am confident it too will fade in time. It is funny how I can have full blown tinnitus one day and none the next - but an aching foot instead. Last Wednesday I started a new job (my first job after five years of studies), and I will primarily work in an office environment as a project manager. This means many new stressors but I am confident I will be able to to handle most of them with TMS-tools. Plus, a job is essential to be able to shift awareness on a daily basis. However, tomorrow morning I have a new situation which I am not certain how I should tackle - and I could use some cheer-leading to make the right decision. As part of the introduction program I am to work in the production line for three days, partly to get hands-on experience and partly to "get get to know and get acceptance from the "workers"" of the company. I've already worked around two hours hauling stuff this friday. Half way through my mini-shift this friday my old back injury (and pain) said hello. My foot pain increased aswell to an almost unbearable level. This weekend hasnt been kind. My back is stiff and aching. My foot is alot worse. Tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday will be three full working days in the production line. Even though I can see and do believe that long term pain is TMS, this makes me uncertain since I am not used to work that hard full-time (havn't done it for several years and not since my injuries). It is much easier to see the physical connection to a "bad back". But I do not wanna go there. I am rubber stamped with TMS from a doc, which should imply that I can do this without worry. And I hate(d) the production line. So now basicly, two scenarios can play out. (i) I can see this as an opportunity to reprogram my head and just face my fears with an outcome independence approach. (ii) I rip my old injuries open and need to go through many weeks of healing again to back where I were. The struggle continues.. Cheers for insights.