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What is your pain tolerance like?

This is a discussion on What is your pain tolerance like? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by jmf552 About four years ago, I had a total left knee replacement. The pain experience was interesting. They gave me Oxycodone, which ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
    About four years ago, I had a total left knee replacement. The pain experience was interesting. They gave me Oxycodone, which I hated. It made my skin crawl. I felt like I had ants all over me. I preferred the pain, so I stopped taking it. How anyone can get addicted to Oxy I can't understand. The pain that "broke" me was the damned physical therapy. My therapist seem to be getting paid by how many degrees of flexion she could get my knee, and how much pain she could cause. She could have gotten me to confess to the Lindbergh kidnapping!!!

    So my answer is a resounding, "It depends."
    I didn't really need to read this as I prepare for double one replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airslot View Post
    I had two veins in my left leg collapsed( intentionally) in the last two months. On both occasions, I turned down the anesthesia much to the chagrin of the nurses. Fourteen shots of Novocain from calf to groin followed by catheter insertion. Catheter emits RF to generate heat which collapses the vein as its withdrawn.
    I could not do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueronin View Post
    I had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. After, I didn't take any pain meds, and went back to work. I wouldn't put my arm in a sling. But I was careful not to use it until I had clearance. About twelve years ago I was about to go on duty and had a wisdom tooth bothering me. I decided to pull it with a pair of pliers while my nerse girlfriend watched in horror. I got the tooth out, rinsed my mouth out with listerine and went into work, no problem. I was told I was nuts.
    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I had a molar pulled without Novocain when I was a kid because I was more afraid of the needle than pulling the tooth. I really, really hate it when I am going to have some procedure and walk into the room and syringes are laid out in preparation. I'll tell the nurse to cover them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I had a molar pulled without Novocain when I was a kid because I was more afraid of the needle than pulling the tooth. I really, really hate it when I am going to have some procedure and walk into the room and syringes are laid out in preparation. I'll tell the nurse to cover them.
    I am right there with you. I did have a dental procedure the week before to replace an old filling that was deteriorating. I have a great dentist and nurse and have to say it was practically pain free. But, I had them use topical, an injection, and nitrous. I am a wimp in the pain department.
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    I will spill every secret I ever knew if the torturer had a dental degree. I have never made it through Marathon Man past the dental scene.
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    I handle pain well enough when it happens, it's the cowardice in me anticipating the pain event that hurts. As the saying goes: "The coward dies a thousand deaths". That's me anticipating pain. In 2003 when The doctors told me they were going to insert a catheter up my urethra I was sick with fear. The actual event wasn't all that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    I handle pain well enough when it happens, it's the cowardice in me anticipating the pain event that hurts. As the saying goes: "The coward dies a thousand deaths". That's me anticipating pain. In 2003 when The doctors told me they were going to insert a catheter up my urethra I was sick with fear. The actual event wasn't all that bad.
    My experience was somewhat different; Iíd swear that catheter was the size of a 2X4. Never again, knock me out first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I didn't really need to read this as I prepare for double one replacement.
    Well, actually it might be good for you to read it. BTW, I told my story to a physical therapist I saw recently for another problem. She said my knee replacement experience is pretty common.

    It's completely up to you and your doctor, of course, but personally I wouldn't do two knees at once, unless there is no other option. With a single, that un-operated leg is your best friend in the world. The knee I didn't have operated on actually looked worse on X-rays, but I wasn't getting that much pain off of it, so I decided to do only one. I'm still going strong on the one that wasn't replaced four years later. It may need to be replaced at some point, but if it does, I'll be glad I waited for the other one to completely heal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    " Please, no graphic descriptions, or photos, about bad experiences you have had. I also have a weak stomach!"

    What, no pics of my glass eye? Wanna see some other scar pics? Huh? Huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    What, no pics of my glass eye?
    Only if you can pop it out for the pic.
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    I can handle accidentally cutting myself with a knife pain, or burning my hand on a hot pot pain, or getting stung by a wasp pain, but not hitting my thumb with a hammer pain.
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    I'm pretty pain tolerant. It's not that I don't feel it, I just refuse to let it get in my way of getting things done. DR
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    I can only stand so much pain before I cry uncle. But then I've also pulled 2 of my own teeth with pliers (had to do a bit of twisting before they came out) and routinely use an injection for ED. Yep, that is where that needle goes. And yep, I do it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I will spill every secret I ever knew if the torturer had a dental degree. I have never made it through Marathon Man past the dental scene.
    Is it safe?
    So many weapons, so little time.

    Learning occurs only after repetitive, demoralizing failures.

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