I have a headache.
It's the same one I've had since I was about 10 or 11.
Yep, that's right, not a day--not a waking moment--without a headache. And while such constant headaches afflict only a small percentage of the population, it turns out they are not entirely unknown. Switch the ages from 23 to 13, and you'll understand why there are stretches of high school I don't really remember, and why I've never gone back to drug therapy. (You can also add that most pain medication seems to make me throw up, migraine medicines most of all. Not a good result when you're already nauseous from the pain.)
Some days are better than others, sometimes I get a migraine on top of it, some days it's not a problem, some days I feel as though everyone's talking at triple speed and only half in English.
It just is, and it could be worse.