I have been quiet for a long time but needed to share that as I approach my one year anniversary of knee surgery I fianlly worked up the courage and confidence to play hoops for the first time in 18 months. So I played and although I remain slow and can't jump, the knee felt fine. While showering my TMS brain said "glad to see your knee feels fine, remember your back?" and I became stiff as a.. So my questions are, did I set myself up by trying to be overy confident that I would not damage my knee? Why would my TMS brain cause me to revert to the back issue? Should I have used less positive self talk preparing myself to play hoops? Here is the real interesting development. I told myself after the shower, "TMS, you are so tricky" and just tried to not become anxious or over think the situation. I worked, later mowed the lawn, went to bed and woke up feeing like nothing happen. I had this "aha" moment I have heard and read about for years, I even thought, now I can become a TMS therapist, then by the time I drove to work (about 30 minutes) I was stiff all over again, BUT the knee feels great. I kind of feel like an idiot that I'm missing something. Thanks fopr listening. Go Penn State.