I did not know where to post this so I posted it where nearly everyone goes regularly. I feel it is important to all who suffer from severe chronic pain. I am a disabled person with lesions on my sciatic nerves on both sides. While not going into the nature of my disease I want to share something with all of you. I read an article a while back about pain and the brain. The same part of the brain that processes pain also processes pleasure. The brain is very poor at processing both at the same time. To make a long story short, if you can get that part of the brain to feel pleasure, you will not feel your pain. What does that have to do with modeling you ask? Well since I took up modeling I noticed a strange phinomina. I usually can't stand for more than ten or twetny minutes and then my sciatic nerves flare up and send me screaming for pain pills. But my wife asked why I can literally stand for hours when I'm modeling (My workbenc is at waist level because I can't sit either.) I said I didn't know but that was an intereting question. So over the past few years I noticed that when I concentrated on my modeling I was feeding the pleasure center of the brain. Consequently my pain was shut out. Now you might think I'm crazy, but listen to this. Of late my lessions have impinged severly to the point that I can't even walk for more than a few yards. The last few days I had to triple my pain meds. Today, I forced myself back to my modeling and withing 15 minutes I was no longer thinking about my pain. Standing here and typing this is no longer stimulating that part of the brain and I am noticing the pain returning without even thinking about it. Why? because I believe this form of activity does not bring pleasure the way modeling does. So my pain is back and now I have to leave because I can't stand here any more (Oh, my computer desk is also at waist level so I can stand). I believe that the article I read is correct. If you suffer from chronic pain check out this theory. If you have the same experience let me know. I would like to share our findings with the medical community.