2019 to 2021: Laughing or Not

2019

Laughing and coughing were painful. I held my stomach so I could cough and sometimes even breath.

2021

As my ribs were reshaped, I could cough without holding my side. It was a longer process than I expected because I determined that the fascia and maybe the diaphragm were injured when the vertebrae was compressed in my back. As I learned later it was more than the diaphragm that were shifted internally. As I focused on what was under the surface, my back continued to strengthen and the reshaping became more permanent.