Okay, I am a typical man. I'm not supposed to talk about pain and I am supposed to downplay the intensity, right? Lately I have been actually trying to explain the kind of pain that comes from nerve compression and I can't find the words that actually convey the feeling other than to tell someone it is an intense, deep ache that is like nothing else I have ever experienced. My question, however frivolous it may sound, is how do you convey what this actually feels like to someone who has never experienced it? I think my wife is better able to understand the depression than she is the pain.