So last night I was sitting on the couch reading (my default activity) and turned to get up when BOOM! The pain hit me.
It’s hard to describe. It’s like a bundle of nerves and muscles all clustered in the center of my back decided to bring themselves to my attention. It hurt so much, I thought I was having a heart attack.
But then I realized the pain didn’t go that deep, and figured it had something to do with my massage treatments. So I called Angelo, my massage therapist, and left a message.
He called me back this morning and I described the pain. “That’s just great! This is good news!” he said. “This is what needed to happen next.” He laughed.
“I live to amuse you,” I said.
He told me my spine was all out of whack from limping for so long, and it had exacerbated a curve in the upper back to keep me tilted when I walked. “Think of this as a hunchback, unraveling,” he said. “Because it is.”
“Okay, so how long will it hurt like this?”
“With me, it was about seven months,” he said.
So I’m unraveling. But it hurts, and it makes me cranky.