The thing about pain is that everyone has his or her own tolerance for it; something one person does not feel will make another person feel as though they were dying. Have you ever had a medical procedure done and though the staff and doctor said it would only be uncomfortable and it hurts you a lot? Or they might tell you that ibuprofen might handle the pain, but when the pain hits, and you take the ibuprofen you realize it is not cutting the pain? And then you start screaming for Vicodin? Before I go any further, I admit it, I am a wimp about pain, and I hate it when my hips hurt (not that often) or my legs ache, but normally the Advil will ease the pain for it not to be a problem.
Thursday I had to go to the hospital to have some tests done and of, I took my little knitting with me. Like a moron, I took socks I had just started the 5 needles that I am using to knit the socks, I should have just left them at home. The staff kept me so busy filling out forms and completing information, I never even picked them, which is a good thing since after the first procedure I was so wasted I wouldn’t have known what end was up or which needle to knit with.
When I woke up from the first procedure, I told the nurse my hip hurt a lot, so she pushed some pain meds into the IV. My eyes started spinning in my head, the pain left my hip, and my gums started flapping. I started talking and sleeping at the same time, WOW, better living through chemicals! Lolol I did ask the nurse if it was a truth serum (AKA Harry Potter), because I was talking about things I would never talk about normally; she said it was a side effect of the drug she gave me, I just said, “oh well” and kept on talking. I am glad I did not try to use the 5 dpn’s, as I would have had a huge mess.
After we got home, I realized that the pain meds had worn off and my hip was really hurting again. I took the prescribed Advil, and waited, after an hour I decide the pain was not easing at all; in fact, it was worse. Finally, DD2 found the good stuff and I was able to sleep the sleep of the just.
I know that people have had that particular test while awake, but I don’t know how they stood it unless they were tied down, the after affects were bad enough, I probably would have passed out if I had been awake. I guess this is a good lesson in pain tolerance for me. :-)
Please leave me a comment and tell me about your experiences with pain just so I know how to cope in the future when someone tells me it will be uncomfortable.
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