So I'm on to day three now, and this seems to be where things get hard for me. I believe I have fully accepted the diagnosis. I have started to reduce my medication with a view to stopping completely as soon as is practicably possible. I have decided not to book any more appointments with doctors / massage therapists etc. I have started to resume activities I was afraid of doing. With my jaw, this means chewing gum, something which I have not done (except on rare occasions) for years. It did not increase my pain overall, which is reassuring. When I did have pain, I told myself it was the TMS, and that helped. I ran today - which is something I do every Friday, but usually I worry about my jaw hurting afterwards if I have been out in the cold wind and rain. I left for my run in the sunshine, and it started raining whilst I was out. I told myself that the cold would not affect my TMJ, and it is not brought on or exacerbated by the cold, but only by my rage. All good so far. Now I am at the point in the programme where I have to note down 3 (only 3, for goodness sake!) past traumatic events and experiences. I don't want to do it. (and I know that that means I really need to do it). I can't get over the fear that someone will read the document. At present I am carrying my journal with me everywhere, as I keep thinking of new things to note down (mainly medical conditions that have no explanation that I am now realising were probably TMS. I am also noting anytime I deliberately try to avoid straining a delicate area (eg this morning when I gingerly removed a shoe because my ankle was hurting - it has been looked at and there is nothing structurally wrong with my ankle). This means that my journal goes from my lounge room, to my bedroom, to my car, to my office, on errands, and everywhere in between. I do not worry about my husband reading it, because (and I know this sounds bad, but I swear it isn't) he is just not that interested in stuff I write in it. To him it would be boring blather, not interesting deep dark secrets to pour over! He isn't one for gossip either. I suppose I worry that I will be in a car accident, and then someone will read it. Or I will accidentally leave it somewhere, and someone trying to return it to its rightful owner will read it. Is the only solution leaving it at home? I have a lot of free time at work, when I am alone, and I have been using it well to educate myself about TMS, and I feel my journal is necessary for that. Or can I write in code? eg. When Z did X when I was in Y. I would know what I meant, but that doesn't sound as though it will be as theraputic as I will be effectively censoring myself. Does anyone have any tips for overcoming the fear of putting all this stuff down on paper? I suppose I could do it on the computer, and password protect it?