It was unbearable.
The whole thing.
Every second, worse than the last.
One of the first things they ask you in the ER is to rate your pain on a scale from the one to ten.
I've been asked this question hundreds of times and I remember once when I couldn't catch my breath and it felt like my chest was on fire.
The nurse asked me to rate the pain. Though I couldn't speak, I held up nine fingers.…