I went to physical therapy today because my back has been hurting.
Too much hauling heavy luggage around the country. So I thought
some good ol’ P.T. might help. (Please remind me never to use “good
ol’ and P.T. in the same sentence again.)

Did it help?

It’s too early to tell.
This is normal, right? To be unable to move 10 hours after therapy?

She smashed my lower back and kneaded it like dough then
pounded, punched, pulled, plied.

As I lay wincing on the table, I realized the pain she was inflicting on
me was much greater than the pain I had walked in with. She was
hurting me more! Since I don’t curse, I loudly repeated the alphabet
over and over. I thought perhaps yelling something would take my
mind off of the pain.

It didn’t.

Now, 10 hours later . . . I’m still sore. And actually bruised.
That’s right.
There are bruises on my back now.

I know. I know. I know. I’ve heard it a zillion times:
“It’s going to hurt worse before it can get better.”
I don’t want to be a baby, so I’m trying to look at life’s trials this way.
Isn’t it true that most of the time stuff has to hurt a little before it gets

Wah. Wah. Wah.
There are some things, however, that only Mexican food can fix.


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