I hope I won't get you tired of my postings! I just finished writing a 'dear.......' letter. The exercise prescribed for day 8. There is a question asked about having success at recognizing the emotions connected to pain. At the time when I am experiencing pain, I do self-talk in order to minimize its impact. Sometimes I remind myself, aha! this is a TMS visit. Sometimes depending on how severe the pain is, it does not click immediately as a TMS strike. It is only with the wisdom of hindsight that I am able to go..."ahh! that is why this part of that part was hurting". Maybe because I am still new at it I do not have that awareness developed yet. An example of this awareness delay happened today when I sat to do the program and write the 'dear' letter. Granted that it was a tough exercise which dreaded! Low and behold, my right arm inside the bicep and shoulder hurt like mad. I went ouuuch! it was sharp. Nevertheless I started writing and in a little while Bingo! I thought came to my mind that the pain was simply to stop me writing . And the pain dissipated. It was an aha! moment. Frankly sometimes I feel assaulted . You have to give it to the mind, it is like having a Gollum inside (from The Lord of the Rings), one never knows when the thing is going to strike, where and how (sigh) . To our health!