It's my pain's first birthday! Exactly 1 year ago today, my pain started to be with me on a constant basis. I'm not sure if this is usual - to be able to pinpoint it so exactly - but I can. I also thought that it was about time my pain had a name, as he appears to have grown attached to me over the last 12 months, and have decided upon Eric - eternal ruler - as that's what he regularly tries to be!
So, Happy 1st Birthday, Eric - have a ball, and enjoy your present (see left)!