I'm flip-flopping Day 7 & Day 8. Since Day 7 is the scheduled "day off," I'm going to do that tomorrow since it's the weekend. Today's question to ponder is about emotional connections to pain. After some soul searching and journaling this week, I know for sure my pain is closely connected to my loneliness and feeling trapped. BUT, my main problem (which I believe to be the true root to all of the this) is my anxiety/fear. This is not my first go around with anxiety either. I've suffered on and off for years...decades now actually. Oddly, I haven't had a full blown, can't breathe - going to die, panic attack since the onset of my pain. It's almost like the pain took it's place. Does anyone else here suffer from anxiety or fear anxiety attacks? I always feel like it's the dirty little secret no one will admit to out loud. I know I didn't, because I thought it made me look like a weak person. Please tell me I'm not the only one.