doctorow at November 4th, 2013 22:00 — #1
geoduck at November 4th, 2013 22:25 — #2
One of my favorite moments from the sitcom Scrubs was their discussion of this concept
timquinn at November 4th, 2013 22:49 — #3
tobergill at November 4th, 2013 22:54 — #4
The problem with this type of subjective scale is that unless you've actually experienced ALL of the stages it's hard to estimate where you're at. During a recent hospital stay I usually went with what would elicit the correct response ie. painkillers. Being fairly stoic, I was laughed at when I gave what I thought was a reasonable estimate by my personal standards.I mean, I can handle pain, but I'd rather not.
codinghorror at November 5th, 2013 05:15 — #5
Particularly relevant here: childbirth. Way higher than whatever pain ceiling you previously had, unless you have had a really, really unlucky life.
thecorrectline at November 5th, 2013 06:21 — #6
Possibly relevant - Overheard an emergency room conversation that went "I see you have a minor cut, might need 3 stitches, how would you describe your level of pain from 1 - 10?" "13" "Oh. So we will need to run a lot more tests." - nurse walks away rolling eyes.
davidrfrench at November 5th, 2013 06:42 — #7
For me the definitive pain scale comes from Allie Brosch on Hyperbole and a Half.
mrtut at November 5th, 2013 07:07 — #8
It is much better as it ends at it hurts too much too express, not at a mere I am still capable of yelling.
incarnedine_v at November 5th, 2013 11:06 — #9
Nothing compared to:
evadrepus at November 5th, 2013 12:39 — #10
I used her pain scale when my daughter was hospitalized recently. Lying in bed, angry, in pain, it jumped into my head. A few clicks on the ol' smartphone later and she was laughing.
No other painscale is valid after that, imo.
jehbaker at November 6th, 2013 11:32 — #11
Observation from this image: the darker your skin tone, the more pain you feel.
Did I miss the part about this being a commentary on race in America?
uthor at November 6th, 2013 16:36 — #12
I had a friend make this for me.
davide405 at November 6th, 2013 17:05 — #13
Randall Munroe's take on the pain scale:
doctorow at November 9th, 2013 22:01 — #14
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