I started this about a month ago, and have only found time to do another "day" of the program about every 3 or 4 calendar days. I hope that's not setting me back. Part of the reason for that, I suppose, is that my pain is manageable now so I don't have a great sense of urgency. I hope I'm not significantly hampering my efforts by skipping days. I realized during one of the recent journaling exercises that I was really, really mad at a handful of bullies from my elementary through high school years. I swore at them (on paper and in my head), and at their parents for raising them poorly, and at the school system that helped give them power over me. I got it all out, and then forgave them and moved on—because why should I let them still have power over me, 10-20 years later? During the past month, I've regressed to falling asleep with an ice pack and/or knee support on some nights. I hadn't used an ice pack in about 4 months. On the other hand, I did a brake job on my car over the past couple days—new rotors and pads at all four corners—which involved sitting, stooped down, back tense, for hours. In the past, I would've expected a great deal of pain and stiffness from doing that, but amazingly, I felt almost no stiffness.