Today's question to ponder was a really good one: have i shared with anyone about my condition and the TMS diagnosis? At first, i told my parents about the book "Healing Back Pain" when i was first reading it. They were interested and supportive. But that was before the leg pain came back. Because leg pain in the past drove me to an urgent surgery i could see them becoming concerned that i was taking a risk by trying to ignore it or trying to be physically active. So i sort of stopped talking about it with anyone. I wanted to explore the idea on my own and draw my own conclusions without the opinions of others influencing my own. But lately, I've been starting to wonder if keeping it all a secret, like i was embarrassed of it or maybe unsure of it, was possibly delaying my recovery. So i have selectively opened up to a few people who have asked about my "back" and explained to them about my new treatment program. Particularly to those who also struggle with some form of pain. I'm kind of hoping that it might help one of them get better. Maybe if i actually knew someone who had success getting better it would help me with my struggles to accept the diagnosis?