Originally Posted by Derek Simonds
Welcome to the club. There is nothing like being on the mat. It is one of the few times in life where my mind is actually still.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."