So, today I am supposed to give a brief update on my progress in the program so far. I have had a significant reduction in the chronic pain neck, shoulder and chest pain I had for the past few months. I have had a few moments of acute, what I like to call zingers, where I will get a jolt of sharp pain, usually in my neck, in varying spots. Those still take me for a ride, although I am happy to say that the zinger I had today did not freak me out like the couple I had last week. Baby steps! Anyway, I have noticed, particularly today, that as my physical pain diminishes, I have been feeling more anxious. I have been journaling about past traumatic experiences that involve my family. Just so happens that I am leaving for a week long vacation with my family tomorrow!!! The drama between my mom and my sister has already started, and as usual, they both try to put me in the middle bc I am the "rational" one. I don't think it is a coincidence that my anxiety has ratcheted up today. I plan to keep working the program throughout my vacation so I can stay on track with the progress I've made so far. Wish me luck!!!