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What is the worst pain you ever experienced?

  1. rivet3000 profile image50
    rivet3000posted 7 years ago

    I remembered when I was 14 years old, I had a lot of overcrowded
    teeth and I told my father.  He said he could remove them
    fast and without pain.  I asked if he could tie a string around
    each tooth and close the door, like Aunt Polly did to Tom
    Sawyer but my dad said that would hurt more so I went
    along with his idea.
    I entered the kitchen and he told me to close my eyes and
    open my mouth.  I did and the next minute I knew, he took a
    wrench and quickly twisted out 4 or 5 teeth and flung them
    into the sink, a gross mess of tooth, tissue and blood.
    I was in a state of shock and upset that my dad had tricked
    me into doing that.  It took awhile for my gums to heal but my
    dad was correct in saying that was fast but OUCH!!!!!

    1. Amanda Severn profile image90
      Amanda Severnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Jeepers! Couldn't he have taken you to the dentist and had you anaesthetised first?

      1. Lisa HW profile image81
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't bargain for this "horror story" (lol) when I came to this thread.  It's just disturbing to even think about such a thing.  lol  It's too bad your father ever read Tom Sawyer, I'd say.  lol  Sorry to feel the need to add the laughing faces, but I was just so shocked by your story.   smile

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oh my god

      i about died reading this yikes sad

      i was going to say 13 hours of labor or when i had my finger slammed in the car door at age 5 and it was a mangled mess but...wow....

      sadsadsad

    3. Deborah-Lynn profile image78
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      O. M. G.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4. LiamBean profile image89
      LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A broken leg.

    5. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How long did you live with this guy?

    6. advisor4qb profile image78
      advisor4qbposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OMG THAT is child abuse!   You poor thing!

      Diverticulosis was pretty painful for me.  The surgery was not a picnic, either...

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Well, my eye fell out....Need I say more?

    1. starme77 profile image87
      starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      um...that pretty much sums it up

  3. Mrvoodoo profile image61
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    Sharp teeth, lots of enthusiasm, little skill. smile

    1. Amanda Severn profile image90
      Amanda Severnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oo er!

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      WHAAAT!!!????
      lol
      you gotta give points for enthusiasm. right...
      trust me it could have been worse...braces....

  4. Jane Dee Summers profile image55
    Jane Dee Summersposted 7 years ago

    MrV hooray, hooray your back. I've even taken a liking to old bloodeye. There seems to be a new kid around friendlyword (term of endearment FW) check out his teeth. Great hubs.

    MrV please tell if you like hubs. We're all waiting.

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey 'WT' just passing through (as always) glad to see you back around too, hope you're still enjoying the HP circus.  Yep Bloodeye's great, he makes haunted houses you know.  And I met FW earlier when he told me I should get married because I thought all women were like spiders. smile

      I answered the 'do you like hubs' question.

      Happy splashing. smile

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        black widows?

  5. archdaw profile image58
    archdawposted 7 years ago

    LABOR!!! Hands down

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      Louidam1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Agree with this!!

    2. fortunerep profile image65
      fortunerepposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My sentiments exactly!

      dori

  6. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    I had part of my finger bitten off once. That kinda hurt.

  7. Helen Cater profile image68
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    24hrs of labour x3 with no pain relief and stitches like you can't imagine = rubber ring and whitch hazel and a pain like no other.

    1. Wonder_Woman profile image54
      Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol i am not a mommy yet but thanks for letting me wait another 10 years. OUCH!

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      16 hours average of labor pains times five children...

  8. flighty02 profile image81
    flighty02posted 7 years ago

    labour or a dislocated elbow... not much to choose between the two hmm

    1. Helen Cater profile image68
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If they would have dislocated every bone in my body I don't think I would have noticed.

  9. Wonder_Woman profile image54
    Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago

    Physically:
    MY Bf (while attempting to make macaroni)accidently poured straight off the stove boiling hot water on my hand on accident (since I was holding the drainer for the noodles). Got second dregree burns, didn’t go to the hospital, just put lotion on it. Couldn’t sleep for days bc of the pain. Had to type with one hand at work the next day.

    Got bit by a crazed cat (im use to it given that I had cats all my life)  bc she was scared and was protecting her kitten. The bite swelled up and the next day my hand was the size of hulks hand, was forced to come into work the next day and again type with one hand. That night went to the hospital bc the swelling didn’t go down. Was admitted in the hospital for a week, they did surgery to leak out the puss or whatever. Dr let gaps inmy hands heal naturally, now have this pretty big scar on my hand.

    Was riding my bike from work, a car was in a rush and made an illegal turn and crushed into me. I blacked out. Fell on my jaw and hand. Fractured my hand. Took one day off work, the next day I went to work… again typing with one hand

    All done to the same hand lol my family makes fun of me for having a cursed hand.


    Mentally:
    My bf of 4 years got laid off, had a fling with a girl at work, and told me he fell out of love with me all in one day.

  10. Helen Cater profile image68
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    Wow that beats me hands day......ha ha ha ...sorry for the pun..poor you hope you have a new BF now.

    1. Wonder_Woman profile image54
      Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol this isnt a compitition at all, well after my bf got his head on straight he vowed to make it up to me every day. i know its stupid but i beleive people deserve second chances. Im happy i decided to forgive him bc he honestly has earned my love back, we just celebrated out 5th year anniversary last month. But still, the worst feeling in my life thus far

      1. Helen Cater profile image68
        Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's good to hear and hope you keep that hand out of trouble in future. It may be jinxed.

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    Rick Marlowposted 7 years ago

    My second heart attack.

  12. K Partin profile image55
    K Partinposted 7 years ago

    Triple by-pass 9 years ago, total hip replacement 4 months ago.....injection in my left eye 6 days ago. Not finding any other problems for awhile PRICELESS!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I would have to say when I was 5 or 6, I got bit in the neck by the family's dog, a chow chow...that and when I was 7 or so I got my middle finger caught in our Jeep door and the door was locked. Mom struggled to get the key so my finger was stuck for a good 5-10 minutes.

  14. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Mu heart stopped for 3 or 4 seconds once. Not only painful, but scary.

  15. Lee Boolean profile image61
    Lee Booleanposted 7 years ago

    being born.. it was so bad I could not walk or talk for 18 months!

  16. torimari profile image68
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    Physical-I had an suddenly had an infected root canal 3 days before I was to go to Europe. I had an emergency root canal...apparently there was pus seeping out of my tooth. Ew.

    Mental- When my mum was diagnosed with Leukemia in the blood and brain on Xmas eve...died then in February.

    1. Wonder_Woman profile image54
      Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry about you mom sad

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Well I feel really bad for all of you.  Fortunately, I really don't feel pain all too much...

    1. tksensei profile image61
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Everyone feels pain.

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Okay, I have a really high pain tolerance.

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          For example, I've stitched up my own cuts. 

          I've exploded the inner and outer capsules in my anckle and had multiple stress fractures in my foot, and told the doctor I didn't want a cast because I needed to drive my car and didn't need the crutches because they wouldn't fit in my car.  I just wrapped it up and laced up my boot tight and went on with my life.  Actually that happened a week before I built a haunted house for Six Flags.

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            cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            dude....my eyes are like saucers right now.

            wish i had your pain tolerance. i'm such a baby when it comes to that kind of stuff. neutral

  18. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

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    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    i am in pain .....  i have a back injury.... on very strong pain killers, keep trying to manage without them but it hurts to move then,,,,,,

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    Lets see, I was shot in the face with a 25 cal pistol, that hurt for all of the 2 seconds I remained conscious. I was run over by a drunk driver while I was on a traffic stop, painful but nothing  broken. I took some shrapnel in my arm and back in Kuwait city, it was lodged so close to my spine that every time I coughed I was in bed for a week. I had a heart attack, very painful until the obstruction is cleared. But the worst pain I ever experienced was when my little girl had to have a catheter placed to help her urinate, the look on her face when it was happening was the most painful experience imaginable!

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      god love ya./....... wow you have been through the mill ..... sounds like your a lovely daddy

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And I'm pretty too!

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          poetlorraineposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          some guys get all the luck....

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            thats pretty funny

  22. Paradise7 profile image84
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    I was shot twice by a bad boyfriend but weirdly enough wasn't in pain until the third day.  Either it was shock or the drugs the emergency room gave me, I don't know, but then I woke up feeling like death warmed over, barely, in a dirty microwave.

  23. Philent profile image62
    Philentposted 7 years ago

    The worst I had experienced was an emotional pain; it was so bad I can't even talk about it yet. sad

  24. Paradise7 profile image84
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    I feel for everyone that posted to this thread.  Holy cow, people are troopers!  All that suffering and we still move on, however we can.

    I'm finding this thread to be a good one, in a strange way.  Much love to you all and ease of suffering, forevermore.

    yikes yikes yikes

  25. Lee Boolean profile image61
    Lee Booleanposted 7 years ago

    pain does not ask for permission, it simply happens...
    my worst was watching my mom die, I would rather have a live amputation before going through that again

  26. sandwichmom profile image54
    sandwichmomposted 7 years ago

    I keep reading about childbirth being the most pain- and it is painful- i had natural births with no medications- but far more painful is the emotional pain of watching a lovedo ne die from cancer. My dad recently died- and he has colon cnacer- it was so lsow- it was so horrible- I wish I could have stopped the wasting away process-
    I would very much rather go thru childbirth again rather than what he went thru- Now not every death is this way- my aunt died from lung cancer in less than five weeks- she did not suffer.

    Ok for the tooth pulling father- who could do that???? ugh

  27. BloodRedPen profile image70
    BloodRedPenposted 7 years ago

    I was in the service of my country in early 80s.(peace time mind you)To this day I still carry the pain of killing for my life and my country.

  28. Jordan1990 profile image60
    Jordan1990posted 7 years ago

    Hmm the worst pain I've ever experienced.
    I first thought of when I had a mole removed and the needle for anesthetic was put directly into the mole-that hurt so much.

    But recently I was ill with a severe kidney infection and irritable bowel syndrome cramps at the same time. The pain was excruciating, at one point I went 3 days in a row without sleep sad All better now!

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    cancer  and grief my two worst

  30. zadrobi profile image59
    zadrobiposted 7 years ago

    Rivet-- good thread.

    (There is a point to this short list)
    Torn MCL, torn hamstring, torn groin x2, broken ankle, half dozen sprained ankles, broken wrist, 5 broken fingers, broken toe.
    I was injured every season for track and football and still managed to break school records for both sports and for weightlifting... my senior year of high school I was in the mix for full ride scholarships for track and football.. the most painful thing of all was loving what I did best and missing my entire senior year of high school sports because of injuries and losing my scholarships... just sitting on the sidelines watching what will be change in a flash to what could have been.

    Thanks to everyone for sharing.

  31. wsp2469 profile image60
    wsp2469posted 7 years ago

    When I worked in the adult industry I met a DJ at an all nude strip club.  He told me his "goo-goo" was pierced.  (I use the word 'goo-goo" because just yesterday 13 of my hubs were flagged and I would rather not be censored anymore.  Feel free to go and click on a lot of my hubs and help me get back the points I lost-lol)
    Anyway, I asked him WHY?
    he told me "the chicks dig it" and once you've experienced THAT pain nothing else will ever bother you!
    Personally though, I would have to say the pain of having my heart broken by a woman.

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I was gonna say some thing like this.
      well..without the "goo goo" I have a cha cha...
      but do we mean emotional or actual physical pain? Emotions can cause physical pain...
      broken fingers, toes, twice broken tailbone, pulled and torn muscles, childbirth, miscarrige with all the labor...
      having the man of your dreams call you a liar and useless....
      I would say that was close to the worst.

  32. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    The worst pain I ever felt was when I dislocated my knee, it felt like my leg had broken in two. I've been lucky otherwise.

  33. edguider profile image65
    edguiderposted 7 years ago

    I guess I have been lucky!!! The only pain I have endured is a broken arm...

  34. Jon Allan profile image51
    Jon Allanposted 7 years ago

    When i had my tonsils removed this year at age 19, That didnt hurt much, but i got a VERY nasty infection 3 days later. I was in hospital for 2 weeks. The pain was unbearable. I passed out whenever i tried to get up. And i couldnt eat for a bloddy week. It was so swolen that i also had very big problems breathing.

  35. DAlfor profile image59
    DAlforposted 7 years ago

    Hah, giving birth hurt like hell. I doubt if most men know of that kind of pain.

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    buffalo wingposted 7 years ago

    passing a kidney stone--some have told me it is similar to labor pain and i believe them

  37. barryrutherford profile image33
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    emotional and spiritual pain !




    and I had a hyperdermic needle put into my lip a few times after  a car accident some 25 years ago

  38. Sheila Wilson profile image86
    Sheila Wilsonposted 7 years ago

    I've had 3 children- all natural childbirth and very large babies. My smallest was 8 lb. 15 oz.

    But, even that cannot compare with coccygeal pain. Thank God the pain is in intense short bursts lasting only about 20 seconds. The pain is so severe, I can't move or breathe when it occurs. Ironically, my doctor says this pain may be related to the fact that I had such large babies.

    Pancreatitis that required hospitalization was another one that was similar in pain level to labor.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    chronic earaches, there's just no relief for days  sad

  40. Wendi M profile image80
    Wendi Mposted 7 years ago

    Childbirth...even with the small babies!

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    Laura Leighposted 7 years ago

    The obvious is childbirth but second to that I would have to say the worst pain I felt was experiencing my youngest son being attacked by a german shepard.  There's nothing that can compare to the pain you feel when your child is hurt and in pain.  He was 5 when that happened and had just started school.  82 stitches along his jaw-line and cheek and 4 years later, he's well  with a faded scar.

  42. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Had a skiing accident in my 20's:  laid on the black diamond hill with torn ACL ligaments, two fractures, 100 stress fractures and a dislocated knee (that was just the leg...) and I was stranded on the mountain for 6 hours before they could rescue me due to ice and a storm.  However, this nothing compared to back spasms!

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OW,OW,OW,OW,OW!

  43. Valerie F profile image60
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    Without caring to elaborate (because I'd have to relive the experiences), there are a couple of things I've experienced more painful than childbirth.

    I prefer to focus on the fact that I'm still alive and much stronger and healthier, capable of meeting army fitness standards, et cetera.

  44. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    The incomprehension and emotional pain as a result of crime.

  45. manlypoetryman profile image67
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    A migraine to end all migraines...about 3 times...I had the kind you end up in a hospital over.

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh you poor thing sad My husband get those on occassion - no noise - no light

      just awful

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    We built a house in the Hill Country on a hill, go figure. Well once we could move in we decided we needed a yard or my wife felt I needed to fish less. So we terraced our hill with railroad ties. Well we went to this yard where they were really cheap but you had to load them yourself. The one I wanted was on top about 8' up. Well I worked it to the edge and pulled it down. I tripped over one on the ground and fell the tie smashed my hand against the pile beihnd me. It hurt so bad I almost threw-up. My fingers were mashed so bad they burst. No more fingernails, broken fingers with jagged lacerations. Well I got a break from yard work but I couldn't fish either.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image67
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You smashed your hand with Railroad ties...? That one does sound painful...Ow...I can feel it from here...my fingertips are feeling numb-ish...just typing this. And on top of that...you couldn't go fishin'! Hope there is no permanent damage to the nerve endings of your fingers...!?

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I can't pick up change. That was in the 80's but I'll never forget it!

  47. Jenny30 profile image61
    Jenny30posted 7 years ago

    when I broke my thumb.

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    tooth abscess

  49. Daniel Carter profile image89
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    getting my finger cut off, and kidney stones 8 different times. Two of those incidents, I passed out on the way to ER. I haven't had any stones for over 17 years, so I hope I'm out of the woods on that one.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've heard kidney stones are evil!

    2. Jenny30 profile image61
      Jenny30posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ouch! You poor guy!!!

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    Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

    Having a two hundred pound box mine explode underneath the hummer I was walking in front of. Fortunately I was unconscious for most of the time for a few weeks and the military has good drugs. To the Taliban, Nanner nanner!!!! You missed!

    The Hummer got flipped on its top, but the my buddy inside was fine except for a headache. I got to dig a pound of steel and dirt out of my back and legs, definitely ruined my day.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Now that sucked!

 
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