day 10. So far zero symptoms of pain but now it’s pretty much all day anxiety. I practice acceptance but it doesn’t do much. I continue to practice acceptance since that is what I feel I need to do and I did manage to get a few breaks here and there. The difficult part is that when I am doing nothing, the anxiety is worst. My brain wants to fixate about how it feels, where it might go, whether it will go up on down but not in a tracking way more like obsessing. When I am able to do something it’s easier to accept the anxiety and move on. I don’t actively avoid the anxiety nor do I do much to feed it. I let it exist and i accept. I’m getting better at it but i am really being tested with this. Imagine 8 or so hours of anxiety up and down and maybe 3-4 hours of a break. The things that did help. Acceptance: today only a little. Exercise: for about 2 hours afterward. Yin Yoga: 2 more hours. Yin allowed me to sit with the discomfort for a long while, while calming my nervous system and giving my mind a task. I am a bit confused if I should do anything when the anxiety is there while I’m not engaged in anything. My urge is to go do something. It doesn’t feel like a bad thing but I can’t always do something. When I sit with it my mind obsesses. Maybe I should practice being with it more? It would be nice to be able to sit and relax or read a book without my anxiety revving up.