We always hear how terrible the pain of cancer is, and I'm not trying to belittle it. From where I'm sitting, though, I can't see how it can be any worse than the sensations I feel (and I'm not a terminal case, so natural release in the very near future isn't in the cards, as it is for the unfortunates who develop terminal cancer.) Is there a comparison between the two types of pain? Is the reason cancer pain relief gets mainstream publicity that central pain relief doesn't solely due to the fact that cancer pain is more common than central pain?


"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"