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Spine trouble

A Jewish-Muslim story of healing.

Dad and mom walking me down the aisle at my wedding.
Photo by: Courtesy
‘Show me where pain is,” said the physical therapist with a foreign accent that September.

Where wasn’t it? I was stressed because my father was in the hospital after a near-fatal heart attack. I injured my back so badly I could barely walk or get on the plane to visit. My husband Charlie was elsewhere, on a month-long Singapore business trip, when my editor rejected my next two projects. A decade of success felt over.



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