Questions to Ponder-what stress is connected to your pain. As I was thinking back about when my leg pain began, I remembered that it started spontaneously without any obvious injury or muscle pull. It was just an uncomfortable, nagging tingling pain in the back of my upper thigh. That pain began a year and a half ago. Massage, heat, ice, medication and physical therapy helped temporarily but the pain always returned especially while I was sitting. When I looked at what was going on in my life during that time, I suddenly remembered that a dear friend had died unexpectedly about two months before my pain began. In reflecting on my emotions, I think her death created in me an anxiousness and fear of my own mortality. I am a Christian. My stress also is because I have been wrestling with doubt and trusting God for my eternal life. This was my AHA moment. I'm on a journey of healing and learning to trust God for my earthly and eternal life.