But life had something else in store for me. Years ago, my family was moving, and boxes and furniture were all over the place. I didn’t notice the large, heavy, sharp-edged laminate piece balanced on its edge behind the door I closed. It fell on me. It was a bad accident, and as a result I had no strength and suffered 10 years of intense pain and paresthesia—in my shoulders, arms, hands, neck, and spine, plus debilitating sciatica.