What a pleasant topic, huh? Well, sorry folks, it seems to be the only thing I can think about right now. I’m having a very bad time with my back at the moment. I pretty much lost the genetic lottery when it came to back and neck stuff (thanks Dad) and it wasn’t helped by a very nasty tumble down the stairs as a child, or a car accident in my early 20s.
I periodically have episodes in which my back refuses to cooperate and the pain becomes unbearable and unbearably distracting. This is one of those times. All of the muscles from my neck to my hips seem to be in a competition to see which one can form the tightest knot, and they’re all tied for first place. Pain is very much on my mind at the moment.
So, I thought I’d ask about the most physically painful things you’ve endured. I know it’s a weird (slightly sick and twisted?) topic, but like I said, it’s really on my mind right now. For me, the most painful things I’ve experienced have mostly been back and neck problems. I’ve had three episodes that rate as much worse than this current one. I’ve also had one really bad burn. Touching the heating element in your oven is NOT a good way to find out if it’s working. Trust me on that one. Rounding out the list would be gall stones. Your gall bladder ceasing to work and filling up with stones feels very much like I would imagine being stabbed would. The pain is so intense, you can’t breathe or think, and it cuts right through you. You just want it to stop.
What about you? What are the most physically painful things that have happened to you?