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Hard to Pinpoint this on an arbitrary scale...but... The Seeker of Truth - 28/01/2003 10:58:00 AM

..I'll describe what ailments I have, you use your own point of reference to determine where it would rank for you, and from that I suppose I can gauge my pain threshold.

(By the way, this is not an evaluation of my intellect, or lack thereof, or my stubbornness. *grin* I'd fail miserably on those accounts I fear.)

Age 17, blow my left knee playing soccer. I manage to completely tear the ACL. Despite the immediate pain, continue to jog on it for the remainder of the game trying to finish the match. Concede in the 87th minute, and leave the field.

Age 17 (+3 months), I try out for, and make the New York State Empire State Games scholastic team for soccer. During the process I 'powderize' (Doc's wording, not mine) my Medial Meniscus cartilage in that same knee by not having it repaired before competing.

Age 18 - 27, Play soccer, Division I, 4 years in college and then begin playing indoor and outdoor soccer in Washington, DC when I moved here. Tear ligaments in my left ankle trying to compensate for the deficient knee.

From the first through the last I experience shooting pains up my left leg, swelling, throbbing, at times immobility in the knee joint, etc. I've never had any sort of reconstruction or work done on the knee save for having it drained twice in college (Although the doctors never cease to suggest I have it rebuilt) and I even had one doctor tell me that it is the worst knee injury he's ever seen and that he was surprised I could walk, let alone run, with the excruciating pain I must be suffering. To me, it has gotten to the point where I'm only faintly aware of the pain - it's become so commonplace it has dulled over the years.

So I guess part of me feels I rank relatively high on the pain threshold scale, and probably equally high on the stupid/stubborn/macho dipsh*t scale as well. I hadn't really thought of it as a bragging right before, but I guess as I have little else to be particularly proud of at the moment - this will have to be my token bragging point. *grin* If that doesn't work, I once had my stomach waxed to remove the 'love trail' so that I could show off my abs in the summer... guys, be sure to thank your ladies when they get waxed anywhere, that sh*t HURTS on a whole new level!!

The Seeker Of Truth

"Pain is temporary, Pride is forever... WHAT A CROCK!"

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How do you handle pain? - 27/01/2003 11:31:24 PM 183 Views
Ouch... even typing hurts... - 27/01/2003 11:36:59 PM 15 Views
I'm a giant pygmy wuss - 27/01/2003 11:38:08 PM 16 Views
I think I rate in the 70's or 80's - 28/01/2003 12:17:01 AM 19 Views
Well, you probably have not experienced a real, intense pain. - 28/01/2003 12:22:07 AM 15 Views
I bury my pain in Hate *NM* - 28/01/2003 12:21:24 AM 7 Views
Then I forget about hate and cry - 28/01/2003 12:25:53 AM 10 Views
hahahaha - 28/01/2003 12:47:17 AM 9 Views
lol, what don't you think I have potential to be a writer? - 28/01/2003 07:24:54 PM 9 Views
I didn't mean it was bad.. - 29/01/2003 04:40:38 AM 5 Views
70s or 80s perhaps... - 28/01/2003 12:49:00 AM 6 Views
not too well... - 28/01/2003 12:56:04 AM 7 Views
I don't *NM* - 28/01/2003 01:34:59 AM 8 Views
my older brother beat me up alot when i was little - 28/01/2003 01:36:16 AM 10 Views
yeah, same *NM* - 28/01/2003 04:20:48 AM 5 Views
Uhm, well.... - 28/01/2003 02:17:15 AM 8 Views
Pretty well 85 - 28/01/2003 02:29:40 AM 13 Views
Countless hours training in the arts helps tremendously *NM* - 28/01/2003 02:37:11 AM 4 Views
40 - 28/01/2003 03:44:15 AM 12 Views
80-90 - 28/01/2003 03:59:01 AM 5 Views
average *NM* - 28/01/2003 05:28:04 AM 8 Views
it depends on what kind of pain. - 28/01/2003 06:22:19 AM 13 Views
Im around 60-70. - 28/01/2003 08:11:45 AM 4 Views
Not too well at all low 60's at best.... - 28/01/2003 08:20:31 AM 6 Views
Highish. 90? - 28/01/2003 08:32:48 AM 12 Views
Well, when it comes to the pain of rejection by you... - 28/01/2003 09:07:20 AM 10 Views
Depends on what kind of pain. - 28/01/2003 10:21:51 AM 4 Views
High 80's, maybe 90's! - 28/01/2003 10:47:04 AM 5 Views
Hard to Pinpoint this on an arbitrary scale...but... - 28/01/2003 10:58:00 AM 6 Views
I'd say the 90's - 28/01/2003 11:01:03 AM 6 Views
Absolutely no idea. *NM* - 28/01/2003 11:56:00 AM 5 Views
external pain's easier to take than internal - 28/01/2003 01:06:42 PM 7 Views
Percocet is my friend, in times of pain... - 28/01/2003 02:18:05 PM 4 Views
Extreme pain: 80 Minor Pain: 25 - 28/01/2003 03:10:30 PM 5 Views
sudden pain is easy80-90...enduring pain is hard...only maybe 25 - 28/01/2003 04:50:39 PM 5 Views
Pain is an illusion, but I still couldn't tell you - 28/01/2003 06:53:23 PM 4 Views