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Updated on May 25, 2011

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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      kaybae85 2 weeks ago

      wow, so reltatable!!1 Thanks 4 the help.

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      Bob 4 years ago

      Jellyfish Stings

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      lazy suzan 5 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???

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      Auzuki 6 years ago

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

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      Ramrad 7 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

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      Jack Owen 8 years ago

      When you filling falls out

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      Nicole A. Winter 9 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.

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      mrs know it all 9 years ago from The Windy City Suburbs

      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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      WeddingConsultant 9 years ago from DC Metro Area

      haha wedding singer? I just got off of a hub (this one: where I was called wedding planner AND stalker! I can't keep up with these labels!

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      mrs know it all 9 years ago from The Windy City Suburbs

      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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      John Welford 9 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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      MOmmagus 9 years ago

      I had a dry socket once. Totally sucked!

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      Anjabee 9 years ago

      I've got 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. :)

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      mrs know it all 9 years ago from The Windy City Suburbs

      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...

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      ZEV 9 years ago from Way Out West

      Great Hub, it brings back unpleasant memories. :)

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      Granny Smith 9 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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      WeddingConsultant 9 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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      Ricardo Nunes 9 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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      mrs know it all 9 years ago from The Windy City Suburbs

      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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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 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 9 years ago from The Windy City Suburbs

      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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      Kathryn Skaggs 9 years ago from Southern California

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



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      akeejaho 9 years ago from Some where in this beautiful world!

      paper cut, between the fingers, and sprained ankles.

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      Blogger Mom 9 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