Just now, as I was eating a small snack (cold edamame, if you must know) when I heard and felt an unexpected SNAP in my throat, at the level of my larynx. It coincided with swallowing, and now my entire throat os extremely sore with the pain concentrated at the prow of my larynx. My jaw muscles have also begun to alternate aches with shooting pains, and the act of swallowing is now very painful.

I can still talk, happily.

The ‘snap’ had something of the quality of popping one’s back or cracking a knuckle.