The good thing about getting to do a PhD is that you don't have much time for pain, even when you feel it constantly. You sit there, super triggered, but you have to go on. Apparently me and this other guy are the only ones who are expected to finish on time! I call it escapism. I have no idea what to do when I am finished, with all that time and no work (yet). I definitely need to be working, it is the best distraction therapy ever.
Reading this post on a bad pain day makes me want to laugh at how naïve I can be. Ha ha.