Mary

I'm 45. I just had surgery and am waking to the old familiar skin pain. It's really like fire.

I know how to fix it. My mom recognized it as a child as tactile defensiveness. Moving and deep pressure does fix it.

So, for adults who have never felt this, I'm trying to figure out how to describe this. For those who have numb parts of your body, and someone touches it, and it burns. Yes, that's it.

It's been years since my body felt like this. The surgery sites pain is heightened by the rest of my body's paid.

Well, I'm off to get moving and touching things. Ironically, I am a toucher. I love to show affection to kids by a pat on the back or shoulder.

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