Up until today, I’d forgotten that I’d spent most of my twenties in pain. In fact, I didn’t even realize exactly how much pain I’d been in until I started to feel it again.
For years I had spent days and weeks where things just felt off. I’d wake up in the morning, and it was as though all the nerve endings in my body had become more sensitive, like someone had turned up the dial on my ability to feel pain. As soon as I’d open my eyes, I could tell what kind of day I was in for.