@Omen Good thanks. I'm lucky - my life is largely free of pain, and I have an endless supply of research questions to tackle. Now, if I can just eliminate the need for sleep, I might just get some of these questions answered, written up, and closed.
I don't know if your pain is chronic - but if it is, have you taken a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course on managing it? It seems to be supported by clinical evidence, and an acquaintance, a former coal-miner, found it gave him a large part of his life back.
@Omen Sound good. Long-term funded, or just short-term?
@Omen The knock-backs are part of the game, aren't they. Oh well, if a recipe doesn't work, keep changing it until it does work. Do you get chance to get to many conferences? I highly recommend it, if you can - a great way to find out about possible future opportunities.