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 Since I am a bit of a 'no spiritual gain without pain' fanatic, I can never embrace Epicureanism, but I applaud your modest life style.

Don't worry, my body provides copious amounts of pain, and since I can't take ANY ingested analgesic for more than 2 days without becoming addicted, I get plenty of practice with Stoic endurance, too.

Yikes.  :( I never knew someone could become addicted to non-opiate and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. aspirin).

Tale care.

Back when I used to work airplanes, about six times a year I used to get such severe migraines at work that I could actually feel the spiking, throbbing pain tracking across the top of my scalp.  :(

You just couldn't get up and leave. You had to finish your shift WITHOUT any aspirin.

So, I was about three hours into heavy duty pain by the time I made it home. I used to call them Excedrin Headache number unlimited  :P. I had to get in a dark room after taking two extra strength Excedrins and press a pillow over my eyes. After about an hour, I would fall asleep and it would be okay. In all my years of working the boards, I had to be driven home on only one occasion.

Now I have psoriasis tracks exactly where the "pain tracks" traveled across my scalp. But I rarely get headaches and have never had a migraine since my time on the boards.

After 19.5 years of working for the FAA (the last third of which was as an automation analyst baby sitting an ATC mainframe and providing programming, troubleshooting and routine patches), I had a nervous breakdown. That is why I was retired with only 26% of my high three instead of 51%. That is why I am poor.

All those years of study, from two years pre-engineering to two years in becoming a commercial pilot and fight instructor to three and have years of concentrated study and OJT hell to become a journeyman radar air traffic controller, a year an a half of accounting and business administration, 3 and half years of pre-med and the equivalent of two years of computer science packed into 4 months of 8 hours days did not save me from economic disaster. :emthdown: 

So, according to certain 'survival of fittest' folks here, I am a failure and therefore deserve what I got for being a 'weak sister'. These 'people' will toss those who stumble, despite a lifetime of hard work and study, in the garbage and laugh at their misery and pain. They are fools. They eschew empathy and mock the downtrodden. I know. I was on the receiving end of their bankrupt world view.

Se la vie.

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23


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