Years ago (in a simpler time known as the 90s) middle school me was sitting on the couch watching Saturday morning cartoons eating baby carrots. While mid-chomp on a carrot my jaw suddenly locked and I couldn’t open my mouth again. As a young person this was terrifying! I didn’t know what was happening with my jaw except that it was incredibly uncomfortable as I worked to get the remaining carrot out of my mouth so I wouldn’t choke while I panicked. At the time the only person home was my mother who worked overnights as an oncology nurse. She had just gotten off a 12-hour shift so there was no way I was going to wake her. After several minutes of locked jaw and some slight panicking I ended up slowly maneuvering my jaw around until I was able to open it again. It was sore for several days, but my jaw was working again and that’s all I cared about.