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  Reply # 1459715 1-Jan-2016 08:41
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A lot depends on the person.
My mum is super pain woman.
She had kidney stones - the first doc misdiagnosed her and it went on for ages. Eventually she went to another who told her to get up to the hospital immediately to have them broken up...
She went home. Passed them herself eventually.

Pain relief? Codagin (Sp?)  - thats 500mg paracetamol, 8mg codeine.


She has had arthritis in spine for 43 years, the entire thing is trashed now, she has lost a lot of height (not just old age), the docs won't go into details now to her, just say it's very bad.
She has nerve pain from it - sciatic nerve - neck nerves...etc.

She still just takes the codagin. Admittedly 8 a day, but still, she says it does nothing now - I bet.
Told her to ask docs - get maybe 60mg codeine or something - she says, when she has to do...
Shes 83 now, I would have said has to is now.

My worst pain? well I have arthritis too. Mostly it isn't too bad. Pain there all the time, can't walk far...like 200m or so.
But occasionally if I push it and ignore it - doing things around the house and garden etc, well it cranks up. And up and up.
It will make me feel nauseous.  90mg codeine doesn't help a lot, really I just have to lie flat on floor and not move until it calms down.

I'd say nerve pain is the worst....

Have a friend with various issues, she has assorted nerves affected by it, and as she says, nothing really touches it, you can eat painkillers abut it doesn't help a lot - she has been prescribed morphine now. She will take it, but it still doesn't do a lot...


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  Reply # 1459817 1-Jan-2016 14:50
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I have dislocated my shoulder a few times. That hurt like a bitch. It's supposed to be worse than a broken arm.

I had an early version of laser eye surgery in 1992/3, that was very painful while the cornea healed back over.

I remember squashing a finger under a rock one time; my finder swelled up like a sausage and I could barely sleep.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1461087 4-Jan-2016 17:13
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Just over a year ago I broke the subcapital neck of my right femur in a motorbike accident (3D CT render here if you're interested). I took myself to hospital in an Uber (An ambulance seemed dramatic) and sat in ER for 2 hours before then Xray'd me. No pain relief (It hurt, but wasn't enough to make me demand relief). The triage nurse came and apologised to me shortly after (with some pain relief) after they realised how injured I was (At this point they were trying to wake up the on call orth surgeon for my emergency surgery).

The whole pain thing is funny, as it's so subjective and everyone seems to feel things differently. They were quite surprised how little pain relief I was asking for given the injury. When I was in the hospital I was awake one morning about 6am (due to being in pain). The nurse came by and asked me how much pain I was in (Enough to wake me up and keep me awake, but not dire - so maybe 6/10) and gave me some pain relief. The guy next to me in the room (ugh, shared hospital rooms) was snoring away loudly, but was due for some pain relief also so the nurse woke him up and asked him how much pain he was in and if he wanted pain killers. "10/10! 10/10!" he cries. I'm thinking, wait a minute, I'm here awake because I'm at a 6, but this guy thinks he's at 10 and he was just snoring away, sound asleep. Must be really hard for the medical staff to balance genuine pain management, and those who just want all the good stuff for as long as they can get away with it.

Unfortunately now, helped by the nice piece of titanium in my right leg no doubt, I have fairly annoying (but manageable) ongoing pain, but sounds like nothing compared to what some of you lot have been through!




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  Reply # 1461302 5-Jan-2016 09:12
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very cringe worthy thread :O

I fear I have been somewhat "lucky" and don't really have too many painful experiences to impart...however my wife and I were on holiday and she moved a big heavy sun lounger into her foot/big toe, which proceeded to shove her toenail backwards into her foot, along with doing god knows what to her toe...She is an incredibly strong individual (both physically and mentally) and this just crumpled her to the ground for quite some time....she still maintains that the pain was far worse than child birth (which she had just gone through 6 months prior - so still fresh in her mind)....ouch :(
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  Reply # 1461449 5-Jan-2016 11:00
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I fell off my push bike and skidded down a rough gravel road on my knee which removed nearly all the skin and flesh from the knee cap exposing the bone. Getting the gravel removed from the wound was quite painful. The most painful part was after the knee healed, starting to bend the knee again. The new skin and tissue was incredibly tight.

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  Reply # 1462014 5-Jan-2016 22:31
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tooth pain. That almost kills me. 

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  Reply # 1462065 6-Jan-2016 00:22
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laurayu: tooth pain. That almost kills me. 


Woah! Banned on your first post. That's painful.

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  Reply # 1462066 6-Jan-2016 00:26
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DarthKermit:
laurayu: tooth pain. That almost kills me. 


Woah! Banned on your first post. That's painful.


Repeat offender. Posts a few times with innocent comments then... bam, let's spam about my fibre optics company.

Happened before.





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  Reply # 1519508 25-Mar-2016 09:53
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My flatmate back in the days in the UK, once stood on a chair to fix a lamp.
When he'd finished, he decided to jump off the chair.
He landed straight on one of these UK plugs.
This day today, the foot is still sore at times, he tells me...

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1519544 25-Mar-2016 11:01
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danepak:

 

My flatmate back in the days in the UK, once stood on a chair to fix a lamp.
When he'd finished, he decided to jump off the chair.
He landed straight on one of these UK plugs.
This day today, the foot is still sore at times, he tells me...

 

 

 

 

 

I can tell he's never had kids ... [those with kids will know ...]


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  Reply # 1519547 25-Mar-2016 11:04
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I actually have kids and I'm not sure exactly what you mean :-)

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  Reply # 1519563 25-Mar-2016 11:32
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danepak: I actually have kids and I'm not sure exactly what you mean :-)

 

I dont have kids, but I would assume "lego".





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  Reply # 1519584 25-Mar-2016 12:32
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kiwifidget:

 

danepak: I actually have kids and I'm not sure exactly what you mean :-)

 

I dont have kids, but I would assume "lego".

 

 

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  Reply # 1520003 26-Mar-2016 13:40
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I have a partially separated disc in my lower back which makes bending over for any length of time excruciatingly painful even vacuuming my floor is painful after 10 mins 


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  Reply # 1520233 26-Mar-2016 22:53
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ajobbins: Just over a year ago I broke the subcapital neck of my right femur in a motorbike accident (3D CT render here if you're interested). I took myself to hospital in an Uber (An ambulance seemed dramatic) and sat in ER for 2 hours before then Xray'd me. No pain relief (It hurt, but wasn't enough to make me demand relief). The triage nurse came and apologised to me shortly after (with some pain relief) after they realised how injured I was (At this point they were trying to wake up the on call orth surgeon for my emergency surgery).

The whole pain thing is funny, as it's so subjective and everyone seems to feel things differently. They were quite surprised how little pain relief I was asking for given the injury. When I was in the hospital I was awake one morning about 6am (due to being in pain). The nurse came by and asked me how much pain I was in (Enough to wake me up and keep me awake, but not dire - so maybe 6/10) and gave me some pain relief. The guy next to me in the room (ugh, shared hospital rooms) was snoring away loudly, but was due for some pain relief also so the nurse woke him up and asked him how much pain he was in and if he wanted pain killers. "10/10! 10/10!" he cries. I'm thinking, wait a minute, I'm here awake because I'm at a 6, but this guy thinks he's at 10 and he was just snoring away, sound asleep. Must be really hard for the medical staff to balance genuine pain management, and those who just want all the good stuff for as long as they can get away with it.

Unfortunately now, helped by the nice piece of titanium in my right leg no doubt, I have fairly annoying (but manageable) ongoing pain, but sounds like nothing compared to what some of you lot have been through!

 

 

 

So agree re shared rooms. No hope of getting any rest whatsoever and unlike EU and US hospitals, no private rooms.






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