all this long term chronic stuff. I, for the first time in years, moved my small television out of my kitchen & started listening, really listening to music again. (I do most of my chores in my kitchen - folding laundry, sorting recycle, menus & grocery lists, etc & oh....things like cooking.) Not just the music I grew up to (Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Stones, Springsteen, Dylan, Heart, Pat Benetar), but I've thrown in musicians like Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Robert Johnson, lots of early 20th century jazz, a great deal of Celtic music, & most recently a great deal of new age, which I never much appreciated in the past. I'm not sure how music affects you - it certainly touches my spirit. I've not found a level of peace or acceptance on the many changes over the last year or so; my mind is still too much in a whirlwind - there are still too many changes happening in my body. However, I will say that it is doing something for me. Something positive. by the way, husband still reminds me to take my daily dosages of ativan if the music of the day isn't doing "it's job". He's such a patient man.