Greetings all, I’ve been browsing here and there for a time but remembered something worth tossing up on the board so I thought I’d share. My girlfriend is a member here on the forums, still working towards a diagnosis.
I’m sure just about everyone here is familiar with the endlessly ridiculous inquiry “What is your pain on a scale from one to ten” that can cause almost as much frustration as whatever brought us into the ER. Such a subjective question so loosely put is so pointless to me, and I always stammer out a response with endless qualifiers “Well, if 10 is waking up during surgery or getting shot in the gut then…uhh…4? I’m utterly miserable and feel nearly stabbed” My girlfriend has naturally had a number of ER visits in the last year, and I think I’ve managed even more in the last couple. In the end, every single time we walk in, even before a doctor starts asking us these routine questions, I look around the waiting area and just wish I’d thought to print off a stack of these to bring them in…
0: Hi. I am not experiencing any pain at all. I don’t know why I’m even here.
1: I am completely unsure whether I am experiencing pain or itching or maybe I just have a bad taste in my mouth.
2: I probably just need a Band Aid.
3: This is distressing. I don’t want this to be happening to me at all.
4: My pain is not fucking around.
5: Why is this happening to me??
6: Ow. Okay, my pain is super legit now.
7: I see Jesus coming for me and I’m scared.
8: I am experiencing a disturbing amount of pain. I might actually be dying. Please help.
9: I am almost definitely dying.
10: I am actively being mauled by a bear.
11: Blood is going to explode out of my face at any moment.
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