Well, not as bad as what dumped me in the hospital a few years ago, but twinges and twangs of flashback proportions.
The problem is thus: Collapsed vertebrae damaged nerves, healed wrong, keeping those nerves dangerously close to bone chips ( chips that healed where they fell). Most of the time I am OK, but then a peculiar twist or bend "twangs" the nerve bundle. PANIC. I shut down for a few days, overly cautious and super paranoid that I will have to use the GD walker again. I eat, get fat, and exasperate the back problem with new stresses. Repeat.
Yesterday, it hit me as I was getting out of the car. Luckily, I had gripped the door handle as I was transitioning from sitting to standing, or it would have been ugly. It took me a few moments to get my hips under my back and settle myself down.
I will crash for a bit before Kristin's birthday bash (ok, just going out to dinner).