doctorow — 2013-11-04T22:00:50-05:00 — #1
geoduck — 2013-11-04T22:25:06-05:00 — #2
One of my favorite moments from the sitcom Scrubs was their discussion of this concept
timquinn — 2013-11-04T22:49:52-05:00 — #3
tobergill — 2013-11-04T22:54:47-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-05T05:15:05-05:00 — #5
Particularly relevant here: childbirth. Way higher than whatever pain ceiling you previously had, unless you have had a really, really unlucky life.
thecorrectline — 2013-11-05T06:21:43-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-05T06:42:27-05:00 — #7
For me the definitive pain scale comes from Allie Brosch on Hyperbole and a Half.
mrtut — 2013-11-05T07:07:59-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-05T11:06:36-05:00 — #9
Nothing compared to:
evadrepus — 2013-11-05T12:39:50-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-06T11:32:39-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-06T16:36:59-05:00 — #12
I had a friend make this for me.
davide405 — 2013-11-06T17:05:10-05:00 — #13
Randall Munroe's take on the pain scale:
doctorow — 2013-11-09T22:01:04-05:00 — #14
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