recluse (rek-loos, ri-kloos) n. a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society

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My professional career as a computer programmer began at the age of 18. I soon developed gastritis and eventually a bleeding ulcer as a result of the lifestyle I was leading - long work hours, lots of coffee and aspirin, poor diet, stress.

I moved out of the city, quit my office job, and became self-employed. I learned to feed myself properly, took up yoga, and made other changes to improve my chances of living to a ripe old age - not to mention enjoying it.

Currently living in rural Ottawa, Ontario.