First of all,I spent the day in Boston going through all the test again. This happens every 2 mos. So far so good, some test won't be known for two weeks. I feel too good for anything to be wrong. I'm getting into the pain thing because they dsecribed my pelvic bone as being "mutilated" by the tumor. Of course there is pain and they offer me meds. but I dont take nor do I need it. I always have dealt, handled pain o.k., and there has been some bad experiences, believe me. My training had definitely continued my improvement for handling pain. We have all had injuries, both serious and the ones we pick up in the dojo. We have all taken that shot, knowing it was a heavy hit, but without even a winch, continued on. Next day maybe we know a little more about it. Right? One thing, maybe a warning, some injuries or pains need attention. Don't ignore what you dont know. I did for about a year. A very real and heavy pain that got so bad it put me on the ground. Even then they didnt find the problem. This was a red light pain. Sure we are tough, we grind it out, grit our teeth. But don't let something go when your body is telling you something. How do you handle pain?? You all must have some story, how has your training helped you cope with pain. Are we sometimes too strong for our own good???