Sunday Thoughts on Living with Migraine: Choosing Civility & Kindness

Migraine-SignGood morning, and happy Sunday to my extended Migraine and Headache family.

Sorrowfully, this week's thoughts on living with Migraine aren't at all pleasant. In fact, they deal with a situation that made me not only extremely sad this past week, but physically ill. The various terrorism attacks around the world have  been really bothering me, as I'm sure they have all of you. The attack in Manchester last week had me crying every time I watched a news broadcast. For months now, another issue that I've found absolutely heartbreaking is the gratuitous public displays of people speaking so rudely and nastily to and about other people. People of power and authority — people who are role models — are employing name-calling and worse when speaking publicly. Instead of being leaders, they're sinking into the muck rather than speaking intelligently and in a manner befitting leaders. This horrible example is being emulated by others, either consciously or subconsciously. It's all been bad enough that I recently told my husband that if we were young newlyweds, I don't think I'd want to bring children into this world.

One way I've dealt with such sadness and grief has been to spend extra time with other Migraine and Headache patients, largely in closed Facebook group that's intended to be a safe place for all of us to share information and support without having to worry about spam and nastiness. I've also been spending some extra time on my own Facebook page, sharing links that I think will be of interest to my Facebook friends, both on Migraine and Headache, and on related issues such as health care.

Whether it's on my Facebook page or in the Migraine management group I own and manage, I don't expect people to always agree. It's not a black-and-white world. Besides, it would be horribly boring if everyone always agreed on everything. Disagreeing and discussing are just fine. That said, being rude and nasty are not fine — either on my Facebook page or in the Migraine Management group. People can disagree with each other and comment about that disagreement with civility and kindness. Whether one responds with civility and kindness or rudeness and nastiness is a choice people make when they write their comments and responses.

Last week, several people chose to respond with rudeness and nastiness both on my Facebook page and in the Migraine group. It was pretty quickly apparent in the Migraine group that part of the problem was members who commented about an article that was posted based on the title, without clicking through and reading the article. Even so, the rudeness and nastiness was an unnecessary choice.

In writing you to implore everyone to stop and think before they post comments and replies, and to choose civility and kindness over rudeness and nastiness. I'm convinced that the increase in this kind of posting is directly related to the increased rudeness and nastiness that we've observing publicly, especially in politics. Still, each of us has a choice in our behavior.

I said earlier that this had made me physically ill this week. It did, and that was enough to make me realize that I needed to do some serious stress management. One of the first things I learned in the college psychology classes I took is that only the person who owns a problem can solve it? I can't solve the problem of the way people talk to and about each other, but I can work toward solving how it impacts me. So, here's how I'm handling it. My Facebook page is just that — MY Facebook page. Any inappropriate comments posted there will be deleted, and the person who posted them will be blocked from my page. In our Migraine management Facebook group, rules have been posted about what is and is not appropriate behavior. Anyone who violates those rules will be removed from the group and banned from coming back. When it comes to the group, I owe that not only to myself, but also to the other members who count on it being a "safe" place.

Are any of you having problems with similar issues? If so, please feel free to comment and share your experiences and/or your suggestions for coping with them.

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Sunday Thoughts on Living with Migraine 7/3/16

TravelGood Sunday morning to you! I hope the morning is being kind to you and finds you with no Migraine, headache, or other health issue. To those of you for whom this hope is false today, I send warm thoughts and hope for tomorrow. Sunday has become a day when I review the week gone by, take stock of where things I'm involved in stand today, and look to the week ahead. Inevitably, my thoughts turn to living with Migraine and the Migraine community.

My friend Rosa, who has struggled with intractable chronic Migraine since 2008 just got home from a week of inpatient treatment. She never feels very well when she first gets home from one of those admissions, but the treatment will kick in and give her some pain-free days soon. Please keep her in your thoughts? Thank you.

It's vacation time for many, so I've seen some online discussions about traveling with Migraines. Migraine disease can make travel more difficult. (Hmmmm. Maybe I'm a master of understatement today?) Travel is more difficult for some of us than for others, and for each of us, it's more difficult at some times than others. Travel has become more and more a part of my life, partly because of attending conferences to learn more about Migraine and other Headache disorders. Because of Migraine and some other health issues — Oh, and let's not forget getting older! — it's become apparent that I need to travel smarter and lighter, or I'll have to travel less. Along the way, I've learned some things that may help you with traveling. Here are some links:

On another note, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM) just ended, but the need for increased awareness never ends. I hope you'll join me in Raising Migraine and Headache Awareness All Year.

I hope you're having a great holiday weekend!

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wikiHow Article on How to Fake A Migraine Insulting and Disgusting

StigmaPuzzleThose of us who live with Migraine and other headache disorders do our best to live in our society, something that's often beyond difficult. We live in a society where these disorders are pathetically misunderstood and we face social stigma that leaves some of us often distraught, angry, and hurt.

People tend to fear what they don't understand, and that fear manifests in ridicule, discrimination, ostracism, and other hurtful and harmful attitudes and behaviors.

Friday (August 15, 2014), a friend posted a link on my Facebook page. Maybe you can imagine my horror at the title: "How to Fake a Migraine Successfully." The article was published on, and it was spelled out in "8 easy steps," complete with photos.

I went to the site and read both the article and their terms of use document. The article was clearly in violation of their terms of use and met their criteria to be "nominated for deletion" under three categories:

  1. It failed to meet the wikiHow character article standards
  2. The topic was a joke. Their document says, "Don't use on achievable topics that happen to be funny."
  3. It was also mean-spirited.

I followed their procedures for attempting to handle it. In fact, I tried over and over and over again. Every time I'd put in the codes for nomination for deletion and add comments about it being a bad idea, someone (I'd assumer one of the original so-called authors) came back and put the same insulting tripe back.

One wikiHow staff member did email me about my "concerns" and tried to be helpful. Unfortunately, his ability to be helpful is limited by the site's asinine rules and processes. Evidently, they have no guidelines or policies that let staff simply delete potentially harmful content. There's a long process that culminates in the "community" VOTING on whether to delete it or not. WHAT?! That's ridiculous beyond any rationality.

Has the moral and ethical fabric of our society gone totally to hell? If this article and wikiHow's anemic response to the complaints about it are any indication, the answer to that is a resounding and horrifying, "Yes."

I must give credit to some of the administrators on wikiHow today though. On the article page today, the original content does not show. The page contains a note that the page has been nominated for deletion along with a couple of paragraphs about faking being ill and that it's not a good thing to do. Hopefully, this whole episode will end with the article being deleted and wikiHow rethinking all of the similar articles on their site.

It's perhaps understandable that some people wonder, "What's the big deal?" Here are some points that I and other members of the online Migraine community offer:

  • Migraine is a potentially debilitating and disabling neurological disease. Diseases are not amusing. How would people have reacted if the article had been about faking a heart attack, cancer, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, Parkinson's, or other diseases?
  • Too many Migraineurs are already being accused of faking Migraines to miss work, school, and other activities. An article on how to do it would only serve to make people think we really do this. Such an article would have no value. It would only serve to perpetuate the stereotype and increase the stigma associated with Migraine.
  • Research has shown that the stigma associated with Migraine increases the burden of the disease. It make it even more difficult for us to live with it.
  • The old saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me," is a bunch of nonsense. Words can indeed hurt, terribly. They can indeed cause harm. Words can stigmatize.
  • Migraineurs need help, support, and understanding. There have been several suicides in the online Migraine community over the last year, including a 14-year-old boy. Feeling hopeless and stigmatized helped lead to those losses. We must find a way to turn this around.

There is so much more I could say here, but I've made my point. If you want to see the text from the wikiHow article as it was before the editing wars started, you can download this PDF file. The wikiHow admins have changed the title, but if you want to see how the article appears now, you can follow this link. If you wish to comment on the article, follow the discussion link that appears above the article. Calm, rational comments may help as wikiHow decides whether to permanently delete the article and other similar articles.

In closing, I wish all of you well and would like to share something positive with you...

Change the world

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Migraines, Support, and Unnecessary Rudeness

MimeQuestioningOne of the most essential aspects of living with Migraine disease is having a good support system. This is true at any age, but may be even more important for children, teens, and young adults.

The Internet provides us with more opportunities to give and receive support than ever before, which can significantly improve our health and our quality of life.

There are, however, unique problems with online communication and groups formed for support. There are two that tend to raise their ugly heads with increasing frequency:

  1. Written communication online lacks hearing a person's tone of voice and seeing their facial expressions. This can lead to people misunderstanding what they're saying and how they're saying it.
  2. This is truly sad, but too many people will say rude, obnoxious, hurtful things to people online that they wouldn't dare say to their faces. They forget that the people they're talking to are real people, not just Internet entities.

Let me give you an example...

Because of the work I do, people tend to add me to Facebook groups without asking or telling me. I've been getting notifications of posts to one such group for some time now. Yesterday, I went to the group to see what it was and why I'd been added. I clicked on the link to see the list of members and find the group administrator. She wasn't one of my Facebook "friends," but I clicked to go to her Facebook page anyway. She has her privacy settings set so that you can't see what's on her page unless you're FB friend, so I couldn't tell anything about who she is or why she might have added me to the group.

So, I went back to the group and posted, "Why was I added to this group. People shouldn't be added without being asked." Well! That started a firestorm. People thought I was being "snarky," even though I was just asking a simple question, and they quickly posted some incredibly nasty comments to me.

It turned out that the group was an online support group set up to help a young woman who's having severe problems with Migraines. The members who posted so nastily saw their comments as "having her back," and herein lies an enormous problem.

Having someone's back doesn't have to be done by being unnecessarily rude and nasty toward other people. Nor is having someone's back an excuse for such behavior. In fact, it makes the whole group, including the young Migraineur, look really bad. People with Migraine and other headache disorders need to stick together, not tear into each other.

I implore everyone to think twice before saying something rude and obnoxious and consider...

  • Are you sure you understand what the other person was saying and how they meant it?
  • What would be accomplished by responding meanly and rudely?
  • Even if the other person was rude, do you want to be that kind of person?
  • Wouldn't it be more productive to be kind and polite and try to turn the other person around?

The bottom line is that living with Migraines and headaches is difficult enough. None of us needs extra stress from misinterpreting what other people say or being the target of nastiness and rudeness. So, let's just not do it.

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Migraine Advocacy, Leadership, and Nonsense

MimeSteepledFingersSome of you who follow me on Twitter (@TRobert) have been asking what's going on with a certain person who has been attacking my integrity as a Migraine patient educator and advocate. I'm not going to give him the attention he seeks by mentioning his name. I'll just refer to him by an appropriate movie reference, "he-who-must-not-be-named."

His motivation is a mystery to me, partly because he contradicts himself often, and partly because he often just makes no sense. He has said that I'm biased because I take money from "big pharma," which isn't accurate. I explained that a while back for you, my readers, not for him, in Migraines, Advocacy, and Big Pharma. Now, he's calling that blog entry "inaccurate" because I said I'm paid for blogging for, and that they provide the site to users at no charge by selling advertising space on the site. Now he's yammering that there are no "big pharma" ads on the site. Maybe you can see my confusion here? First he gripes about there being advertising; then he's giving me 24 hours to prove there are ads on the site or his company will "issue a press" on me. As it turns out, the reason he can't see the ads is that they're only visible to people viewing the site from the U.S. Regardless, there's simply no sense in the aggressiveness or attacks, especially when I've been quite open and transparent about all of my relationships with any company.

That's just a bit of what's been going on with being maligned by "he-who-must-not-be-named." If he lived in the United States, I could consider suing him for libel, defamation, and other things, but he doesn't live in the U.S. I suspect that's part of why he feels he can say the things he does with impunity. Of course, he has tweeted that he enjoys arguing. Go figure!

Twitter will do nothing about him and his Tweets. It's their policy that "differences" between users be sorted out between them. Since he hasn't physically threatened me, they don't even consider what he's doing to be harassment.

In any case, this makes me think of something my college president said, "You know you're being an effective leader when half the people are following you, and half the people are chasing you." Looking at it that way, maybe it's a badge of honor to be attacked by this person. I'm in good company at least. He also claims that some of the best and brightest doctors and researchers in the Migraine field are wrong in their thinking about Migraine disease, claiming that their research is flawed and biased. Yeah, right.

Usually, I'm happy to discuss different theories with people, entertaining the thought that their theories can have merit even though they fly in the face of the current conventional wisdom. In the case of "he-who-must-not-be-named," his approach has resulted in my not wanting to hear anything he says about the theories he supports because he's so certain that only his theories are correct and the fact that he attacks and vilifies anyone who disagrees. 

In the end, he's nothing more than a bully who seems to need to attack other people to prove his worth. I've been responding to him because I want patients to have access to good information and not fall for his rhetoric. I'm through with that. You are more intelligent than to fall for it. In the 13 years I've been working to bring you information and offer you support, I've never misled you, and I never will.  Responding to "he-who-must-not-be-named" accomplishes nothing, reinforces his bad behavior, and - most importantly - takes time that I could spend writing for or supporting people with Migraine and other headache disorders. He'll have to be content with talking to himself because I'm not playing his game any longer.

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Living with Migraines - Thoughts and Music on a Sunday

ThoughtsSundaySunday is often a contemplative day for me when I think about last week, plan next week, and think about all kinds of things, including my Migraine "family."

This week is no exception. Well, maybe it is in a way. It's been a hectic couple of weeks with wrapping up 2011 and starting into 2012, and several things have kept everyone who lives with Migraine and other headache disorders in both my thoughts and my actions.

This morning, I received an email that brought tears to my eyes and a spectrum of emotions along with the tears. WEGOHealth is running a Health Activist Awards campaign, and nominations for 2011 awards closed the end of December. The email I received this morning notified me that I've been nominated as a "Health Activist Hero" It included a copy of what the person wrote when they nominated me. Wow. They didn't give me the name of the person who nominated me. I could make a few guesses, but I really don't know who it was. Every day, I count myself fortunate to do the work I do because I'm able to help people with Migraines and headaches, people I can relate to because of how Migraines have made a mess of my life at times. This email left me both humbled and elated. It confirmed for me that we can make a difference, one person at a time. Wow. To whomever nominated me, thank you.

On Facebook, Nancy Bonk, Ellen Schankenberg, and I created a new group, Migraine Info & Support for the Proactive Migraineur. We made it a "closed" group so people have to ask to join. That lets us keep the spammers out or kick them out if they fool us into letting them in. It also lets us make it a safe place for Migraineurs to come for support in a place where they can talk with people who understand and will support them, then help them find proactive solutions to their problems. It's doing really well.

AHDACapitolThe Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA) continues to ask everyone to sign our online petition urging Congress to hold the first ever hearings about Migraines and other headache disorders. We need 20,000 signatures before March 27, when AHDA advocates will personally present the petition to our Senators and members of the House during Headache on the Hill.

Here's why we're working on this petition - One of our biggest problems is lack of good treatments, and a big part of that problem is lack of adequate research funding. That, in turn, is largely a result of Congress and the public not understanding the impact of Migraine and other headache disorders. The shorter term results would be better Congressional and public understanding of all of the disorders and their impact. The longer results would be that understanding leading to more research funding, better treatments, more well-trained health care professionals, improved health for Migraine and headache patients, and a decrease in the stigma surrounding the disorders.

If you haven't signed the petition yet, please sign it? It honestly will take you less than one minute, and you'll be helping millions of people. Sign the Petition.

Now, just for fun, I want to share something with you. Someone sent me a YouTube link on Twitter this morning. I enjoyed it so much I thought I'd pass it along. Enjoy!

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Living with Migraines - Thoughts on a Sunday

ThoughtsSundaySunday is often a day when I try to plan my week and what I'm going to write about Migraines and related issues. Maybe it's the holiday season or realizing that 2011 is nearly over, but today, I find myself also thinking about people who have Migraine disease, the treatments available, what we do and don't understand about Migraine... the big picture and the smaller picture of the individual Migraineur.

I spent most of yesterday online and on the phone trying to help and encourage other Migraineurs who are especially frustrated right now. They're really hurting, and many of them are also frustrated that their doctors don't know what to do next. Some are frustrated that we don't have better treatments. Some are in that terrible place in their minds where many of us have been, that place where we feel like giving up on doctors and treatments and trying to "just live with it." My heart goes out to every one of these dear people. Heaven knows I've been there too.

It's a bit ironic that the two qualities my mother always said would be my downfall have probably been the very qualities that have kept me from giving up when it comes to my Migraines - stubbornness and temper. I'm just too stubborn to give up, and getting angry was the push I needed about 10 years ago when I first sought care from a Migraine specialist. I was angry with the Migraines, and I was angry with the doctors who offered me platitudes instead of help.

Being stubborn and getting angry keep me going until I met Dr. William Young at the Jefferson Headache Center. Within six months of my first appointment, we were making progress controlling my Migraines. They were still a big problem, but still, it was progress. Neither of us gave up, and we eventually got to the point where I usually had at least a month between Migraines, sometimes longer. Now, I'm not saying that anger is necessarily a good thing. What I am saying is that we shouldn't give up or give in.

An extremely difficult issue I see Migraineurs facing is their families and friends not understanding Migraine. They feel isolated. They feel guilty. Just yesterday, someone wrote to me:

"I wish I could learn to have your attitude...unfortunately I don't feel the people around me really understand migraines and I still carry the guilt of having them. People just don't seem to want to really understand what they're all about."

Wow. I've been there, haven't you? Here's where I am with that - I've learned what friendship really is, and if people are our friends, they'll make the effort to learn a bit about Migraines, understand, and support us. If they won't do that, you know what? They're really NOT our friends. Oh, it's not easy to get to the point of looking at things that way, but let me tell you something. In the end, the person I absolutely have to live with, the person who absolutely needs to be my friend is me. That means I'd darned well better like and love myself, and doing that means recognizing if other people are true friends or not. I'd rather have one good friend that lots of so-called friends who are only there when I'm feeling well and can do things with them and be a lot of fun. Real friends stick with you no matter what.

Another issue I came across yesterday was someone who commented about "Big Pharma" not developing new treatments for Migraine. I can understand that way of thinking and have had some issues with pharma myself. Still, I have to say that I can't blame pharma for the lack of new Migraine treatments. Pharmaceutical companies are for-profit companies that have shareholders and boards of directors to answer to. They're not nonprofit charitable organizations. To develop new Migraine treatments that go beyond what we have now, researchers need a clearer understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease, how it works and what goes on in our bodies during a Migraine. That kind of seminal research isn't the kind of research that pharma companies can undertake. It's the kind of research that's funded by the government, mostly through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We're not going to see new and effective Migraine treatments until more of that basic research is conducted. That's why the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA) has been lobbying for increased research funding for Migraine and other headache disorders and is currently lobbying for Congressional hearings about the impact of Migraine.

Explaining the issues with new treatments and research funding started me thinking about Migraineurs and what we can do to help ourselves. Of course, we need to learn about Migraine and work with our doctors as informed treatment partners to develop the best possible treatment regimen. But until there's more research funding, it's going to continue to be more difficult than it needs to be. For example, did you know that there are no medications on the market that were originally developed for Migraine and headache prevention? Nope. Not a single one.

So, here's where I run into an issue that has me thinking for hours at a time without coming up with any answers...

On November 22, the AHDA set up a petition to Congress urging them to hold the first ever Congressional hearing devoted to MIgraine and headache disorders. That was 19 days ago, yet fewer than 2,000 people have signed this online petition. We've emailed over 25,000 people with information about the petition. It's also been Tweeted about and posted all over Facebook. It takes literally less than two minutes to sign it online. All a person has to do is go to the petition and enter their name, email address, and zip code.

I truly just don't understand this. Posted all over the Internet and over 25,000 people emailed about it, and fewer than 2,000 online signatures. I understand that people with Migraine aren't well, but if they're well enough to read email and visit Facebook, they're well enough to sign the petition. If we won't take two minutes to sign that petition, how can we expect other people to care enough to try to help us? That petition will be sent to members of Congress, and we'll be taking copies with us when we visit members of Congress during the AHDA's Headache on the Hill event in March. But I have to tell you -- unless people start signing it, Congress isn't going to pay any attention to the petition or our request. Why should they? We can stand there and tell them that more than 37 million Americans have Migraine, but how can we stand there and tell them that those Americans need and deserve better treatment when we can't get them to sign a petition? They'll laugh us right off Capitol Hill.

Can you help me understand this? If you've seen information about the petition but haven't signed it, why not? Leave me a comment telling me why you haven't signed it to help me understand, please?

If you haven't signed the petition, please sign it now? Just follow this link to sign the petition. After you sign it, a page will come up that helps you share the link via Facebook, Twitter, and email. Please share it with as many people as possible. If you're talking to others and want to share the petition link, here's one that's pretty easy to remember,

There are still other thoughts spinning through my head, but I think I've written enough for one post. Thank you for reading all of this.

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Better Migraine Treatment, More Awareness - Take Just 2 Minutes

MigraineActionTwoMinDo you sometimes find yourself frustrated that there aren't better treatments for Migraine and other headache disorders? Frustrated at the lack of understanding of these conditions by the general public? Hurt by the stigma still associated with Migraine disease?

As you may know, the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA) has been working for several years now toward increased NIH funding for Migraine and headache research. Some progress had been made, but it's been slow.

There are NO medications available that were originally developed for Migraine and headache prevention. Not a single one. The Migraine abortive medications available, the triptans and ergotamines, all carry warnings that they shouldn't be used by people with a history of or risk factors for stroke, heart attack, or other cardio- and cerebrovascular issues. A huge percentage of the public still see Migraines as simply "bad headaches." The stigma surrounding Migraine and other headache disorders persists, adding to the burden of living with them.

So, what do we do next? Historically, Congressional meetings devoted to diseases have been very productive in bringing about better public understanding, reducing stigma, and leading to better treatments. Parkinson's disease is a good example of the value and power of these congressional hearings. Since the Congressional hearing during which Michael J. Fox testified about the impact of Parkinson's, great progress has been made.

The AHDA is currently working toward Congressional hearings dedicated to Migraine and other headache disorders. But, we need your help. These hearings don't just happen. Members of Congress need to know that their constituents want them to happen. A petition to Congress urging hearings on the impact of Migraine and other headache disorders has been set up by the AHDA. "Signing" it is so easy that it can be accomplished, literally, in less than two minutes. Simply follow the link below and enter your first name, last name, email address, and zip code. There's a box for additional comments, if you want to add any. Once you click the "Sign the Petition" button, a page comes up that helps you share the petition via email, Facebook, and Twitter. So...


Now, I'm going to take a bit of a chance here. As you read on, you'll know if what I'm going to say applies to you or not. If I offend anyone, I'm sorry, but I feel very strongly that this needs to be said...

Migraineurs -- you need to get off your butts, sign this petition, and encourage other people to sign it. For nearly 12 years now, I've been working to help people with Migraine and other headache disorders with information, support, and advocacy. Migraines have, at times, left me debilitated to the point of feeling I had no life at all, so I understand what y'all go through. I feel very privileged to work in this field and be able to help some people. I must share with you, however, that there have been times over the last few years when I've wanted to shake people. Each time the AHDA has asked people to send an email to members of Congress about the dire need for increased NIH research funding, I've emailed about 25,000 people with the link to "take action." But, do you know what the outcome has been? Fewer than two percent of the Migrianeurs I contact are willing to take the few minutes to send an email. It's always set up so that it's easy and takes just a few minutes to send, but fewer than two percent? What's the problem, folks?

Of course, I've continued to help people whenever I can, regardless of whether they've responded to the AHDA action alerts, but I have to admit that I sometimes want to ask, "How can you ask other people to help you when you won't take a few minutes to help yourself and all Migraineurs everywhere?" I realize you may not feel like surfing the Internet. You need to find the information you want quickly and not spend a great deal of time online because you don't feel well. Still, a few minutes to appeal to Congress for help is something that everyone reading this is capable of doing.

So... I'm going to ask again...

Give me just two minutes!


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