James K. White "Pain The N95 And The Nude"
"Pain The N95 And The Nude"
James K. White
Long before the corona virus, there was my neck and shoulder pain. It began when discs bulged inward compressing the spine. A burning sensation in the left shoulder at first then numbness and tingling in the fingers. Its persistence through the years has deprived me of sleep, and eventually the use of my arm.
The pain today is constant and debilitating; the surgeon is ready to operate. But everything is on hold until further notice. Oh, have you heard? There is a virus. And so here in my home I hunker down, and keep intimate company with my pain and my N95.