Thanks @patrick.klepek for sharing such a great story.
This hit home for me (on a much smaller scale) for a couple of reasons. I have started to develop back pain and I worry about the path it could taker if I can’t fix it without drugs (not an issue currenty).
I have also run into the problem of my mind/body having trouble separating habits. For my entire life, I have been an avid reader. And until a year ago, I would always snack on something - chips, pretzels, popcorn, etc… - while I read. Not the best habit, and now it is even worse since I was diagnosed with diabetes. I have removed all of the bad food habits from my life, but one of the consequences is that I barely read anymore.I think my body knows that reading leads to snacking and has killed my motivation to read. Thankfully, I gaming is not a conducive to snacking or I would really be up a creek.
My problems are pretty small compared to Larry’s, but I empathize with his struggle. I hope he is able to separate gaming and his addiction. Dealing with addiction is a terrible thing and having one of you coping mechanisms possibly cutoff is unfair.