My husband often helps me pop my back by putting his arms around my shoulders/upper back and "lifting". In the past he was never able to actually *lift* me off the floor .. it just stretched me enough to pop.
A couple of months ago I asked him to "pop me" - and he put his arms around me and lifted. My feet practically flew off the ground and he staggered backwards. He didn't realize how much weight I'd lost and he was braced to "lift" much more of me.
We both got the giggles from that.
So this is an NSV that I can totally relate to! CONGRATS.