After reading Alan's paper on Why am I still having pain? (or something like that), I realized how focused I can be on the pain and whether its better than yesterday or what is happening as I'm sitting - all major distractions. Today is my birthday and my 28 year old daughter texted me (after I asked my husband to prompt her) - I got really emotional about that and let her in a little on how I've been dealing with chronic pain through looking at repressed emotions. She was supportive and willing to help if needed, which is great, right? But what's funny - is that what I really wanted (but didn't get) was just a heart emoji.. and I can feel the tears right now welling up. I feel like I'm a basketcase and I really haven't been this emotional in YEARS!!! But the good news is that I'm sitting in my chair and less focused on how my body is feeling. I feel like it's working but that there is a lot of kick back as I begin to make progress.