Me - CIA grad, 20 years ago this October. Steady career, mostly corporate. Got to travel a bit early in career. Run into some health issues recently that have me on the sidelines, indefinitely. Today is my 36th day without food. No, I am not on a deserted island. I had a surgically repaired ulcer and cannot eat, or drink anything until it is healed. Anyone out there ever been through this or anything like it?