Random Thoughts about Pain

This is just a little silly, but my husband and I put together a list of things that we thought really hurt either from experience or from what other's have told us. I know we've missed many, so I'd love to hear your comments and see what you can add, just so we can all say "ooooohhhhhhh!" with you. Let's just try to keep it not too graphic so we don't get completely grossed out....

Kermit Sings 'Hurt'

(In No Particular Order of Severity)

  • Migraines
  • Stubbing your Toe
  • Banging your Knee
  • Back Spasms
  • Stiff Neck
  • Labor Pains
  • Hammering your Finger or Thumb
  • Getting your Privates Stuck in a Zipper
  • Passing a Kidney Stone
  • Dry Socket after Wisdom Teeth Pulled
  • Breastfeeding the 1st Week with Incorrect Latching
  • Getting your Bonbons Kicked
  • 3rd Degree Burns
  • Poking of the Eye or Chemical in the Eye
  • Fingers in a Car Door

Pain is Relative

According to a source on Wikipedia, the threshold of pain is the point at which pain begins to be felt.  The article gives this explanation: the intensity at which a stimulus (e.g., heat, pressure) begins to evoke pain is the threshold intensity. So, if a hotplate on your skin begins to hurt at 42°C (107°F), then that is the pain threshold temperature for that bit of skin at that time. 42°C is not the pain threshold, it is the temperature at which the pain threshold was crossed.

Because our brains are different and pain is a subjective experience, it is why some may believe others to be weaker or stronger because they have a lower or higher "threshold".

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Blogger Mom 8 years ago from Northeast, US

In my house? It's a FULL sippy cup dropped from my kids hands right on my toe. I've cracked more than one toenail over 4 years of sippy cups. =P

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akeejaho 8 years ago from Some where in this beautiful world!

paper cut, between the fingers, and sprained ankles.

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California

Wow... how many of us can put checks down that list! Yeah... it all HURTS!



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mrs know it all 8 years ago from The Windy City Suburbs Author

Ugh! Forgot about that one, mommy (sippy cup).

Yeaow, paper cuts - such a small thing that can cause so much discomfort! thanks for the comment akeejaho.

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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

what about biting your tongue so hard it bleeds..owwwww did that hurt or what? fun hub...well great hub I mean. Thanks. G-Ma :o) hugs P. s. I wanta hear more. :o)

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mrs know it all 8 years ago from The Windy City Suburbs Author

Good one G-ma, and then eating a tomato or orange while having that cut on your tongue LOL thanks for contributing

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funride 8 years ago from Portugal

I think I had experiment almost all of them :( , except the Kidney Stone, breastfeeding and the 3rd degree burns. How could you forget braking a bone!?

Great "hurting" hub! :D

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WeddingConsultant 8 years ago from DC Metro Area

How about busting your lower lip while being tugged in a water tube and having to get 7 stitches? Anyone?

Oh I guess that was just me...

Now come to think of it, that happened less than a year ago! I guess I supressed that memory.

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Granny Smith 8 years ago

It hurts when a 360+ pound, slacking relative who just might be a tad bit selfish too, accuses you of being the most selfish person they have ever met. A bit much!!!

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ZEV 8 years ago from Way Out West

Great Hub, it brings back unpleasant memories. :)

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mrs know it all 8 years ago from The Windy City Suburbs Author

Hiya hurters - good to hear the tidbits from y'all. Wedding singer - at least you had fun getting hurt. ha Granny, I was saving all the "intangible hurts" for another hub, but an interesting addition nonetheless.. There's an even longer list of those...

Anjabee 8 years ago

I've got one....how about a fish hook stuck in your finger!! Ouchie A few of my family members have tried that out and don't recommend it. And my personal favorite....getting stung by a jellyfish! It hurts really really really really bad! Trust me! I've got more but I think they fall into the too graphic category. :)

MOmmagus 8 years ago

I had a dry socket once. Totally sucked!

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The Indexer 8 years ago from UK

I play lawn bowls, and having a bowl dropped on your foot is far from pleasant! However, have you ever been cut by a razor shell on the beach? Some of these nasty things inject a poison just to remember them by!

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mrs know it all 8 years ago from The Windy City Suburbs Author

My, you've all been busy getting ouched! Water tube accidents, Jellyfish stings, razor shells - I'm getting a theme here.... I need to get to the beach more often. LOL

Indexer - lawn bowls? What on earth? You'd better write a hub on that cause I'm not sure what that is and I'm guessing I'm not alone. :)

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WeddingConsultant 8 years ago from DC Metro Area

haha wedding singer? I just got off of a hub (this one: http://hubpages.com/hub/Baby-Names-Gone-Bad) where I was called wedding planner AND stalker! I can't keep up with these labels!

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mrs know it all 8 years ago from The Windy City Suburbs Author

W Consultant - LOL I'm just going on about 3 hours of sleep today after being up with my sick 2 year old all night.... sorry that was totally a subconscious slip! My personal favorite though is wedding stalker! hahaha

I've already made a couple of bad choices in comments today so I should probably get off of here...

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Nicole Winter 8 years ago from Chicago, IL

Wow. Ouch, guys. I cringed more than a few times reading everyone's comments. Awesome list, mrs know it all, great comments, guys.

Jack Owen 7 years ago

When you filling falls out

Ramrad 6 years ago

I face planted at the skate park, grinder my 4 front teeth down toalmost the gums and fracture my wrist and suprisingly my wrist hurt more then my teeth

Auzuki 5 years ago

When a guitar string is pulled to tightly and it explodes on your fingers. Just happened to me, and OWWWW!

lazy suzan 4 years ago

What about hitting your head on a nightstand knob (the metal part) and staying up from 12-6 getting stitches on your eyelid???

Bob 3 years ago

Jellyfish Stings

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