Thanks for all these interesting comments. A few of you have alluded to your experiences of pain; I’d like to pick up on that. Something I’ve personally found true after 20 years of my condition is that like joy, pain can be a route to self transcendence. I'll add three things: 1. this was by no means immediately apparent to me, 2. I’d obviously have preferred retaining the greater possibilities for joy connected with good health and 3. I've stopped complaining about that. However justified it is, indefinite complaining only amplifies suffering. You do what you can to cure or mitigate pain, physical or otherwise. Whatever's left you treat by turning your attention elsewhere to the full extent of your power to do so. That’s what’s worked for me.
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