I googled "PIO" today and discovered Saint Pio, the patron saint of stress relief and the January blues.
In the year 2006, the Catholic Enquiry Office (CEO) in London declared Saint Pio as the patron saint of stress relief and the January blues, following a formula published by Cliff Arnall of Cardiff University's Centre for Lifelong Learning that declared that Monday, January 23, 2006 would be the most depressing day of the year. The CEO launched Don't Worry Be Happy Day to counter the effect of this depression and declared St. Pio as the patron saint of this day. Clare Ward, spokesperson of the CEO explained that this decision was based on their belief that Padre Pio's famous spiritual advice "Pray, Hope, and Don't Worry!" would help drive out despair from the minds of people.
I figured Saint Pio would be the patron saint of a pain in the ass.
On a separate note, we got a call from the clinic today with our schedule for Tuesday! Show up at 11:45am, begin drinking water when get to clinic, relax while undergoing acupuncture (no electricity this time), transfer at 1:30pm, relax while undergoing acupuncture again, go home and rest.
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