Hi- I have been keeping track of symptoms and a lot of other various emotional, and physical things on a daily chart for the past 4 years along with my journaling. As I look back to Day 1 of this program, I notice that the physical symptoms have been much less and the activity more. I know this is no coincidence. I think that whoever put this program together is truly a genius. It's like all of the reading each day, even though some of it is repetitive, is sort of "padding" me--enhancing my confidence that I do indeed have TMS, that there is nothing defective about my body, and that I can reintroduce and participate in old and new activities if I choose to. I understand now that my mind knows that my knees are my "weakness"---their "go to" symptom, so I'm just trying to ignore whatever I feel there until my mind gets the message. All of the reading and your support give me the confidence, in the moments of discomfort, to literally take the next step. The Day 13 question to ponder asks about information that has been particularly important to me so far. Without the Divided Mind I wouldn't have found this website so it was obviously significant in this process. The John Stossel article really struck a chord with me as did the Day 11 article about pain asymbolia. It looks like I've just missed the chat today. I do have a question for someone. One of the hallmarks of rheumatoid arthritis is waking up with all of this stiffness. I can wake up in the nighttime to use the restroom and feel pretty darn good but as soon as I wake up for the day the cycle starts over again. The joint discomfort doesn't always dissipate during the day--sometimes it increases or increases and decreases hourly-everyday is different, but I always wake up that way. Does the unconscious mind try to distract me from repressed emotion even when I'm asleep? I want to understand this notion as well as I'm starting to understand everything else. Thank you again for all of your support and have a great weekend.