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It’s like being stung, when it hits me, the burning, piercing pain grips me by the backs of my elbows first. It’s always like this, at first, the instant of pressurized agony rolling up my arms and into my head through my neck so intense that for that moment I feel as if I am levitating. And then it’s over, that part, with not enough time to even formulate the intention to scream in pain. Instead I am stunned and disoriented. Elbows throbbing, ears feeling boxed, no breeze touches me.