I spent my first week reading and writing and meditating. I noticed small changes at first. Had a major confrontation with my main stressor and managed to remain calm and my back and leg pain became manageable for the first time in months. Three days of hope. Then I wrote in my journal last night the pain poked it's head into my original pain site which hadn't been an issue for over a month. I panicked and the pain is full blown again. Day 7 I'm struggling to stay confident, to resist the fear, and keep the hope alive.