What was the worst pain you have ever felt?

Already know this thread is about to become BRUTAL.

The worst pain for me would be cluster headaches. They're excruciating. Can't sleep, can't eat, can't think, can't stay still ... fucking terrible

What about you guys? Whats the worst pain you've ever experienced ?

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Nov 28, 2021 - 7:28pm

I'm a bit curious why you expected the thread would be so brutal when you say that you're suffering from cluster headaches. That's close to as bad as it gets unless we're talking trigeminal neuralgia or something.

You're already up there, mate.

Nov 28, 2021 - 7:53pm

Well, it must be horrible to be having the neurological symptoms you're having. I sincerely hope that you don't have trigeminal neuralgia, as it's a particularly difficult condition to treat.

From your writing style and forum demographics, I assume you're a man. You're also young. Combining these two factors, I admit that I doubt you have trigeminal neuralgia (which is already a rare condition before taking the demographics into account). I hope you get the care you need and that you can live a life as free of pain as it can be. Cheers

Nov 28, 2021 - 8:39pm

Good timing on this thread. I was just doing dumbbells RDLs and as I was coming up on one of the reps i pinched my dick head in between the two 55s... Hurt like a MFing bitch.

Close follow up is when i got a root canal years ago. Do not recommend either one. 

Go all the way

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Nov 28, 2021 - 9:33pm

I got admitted against my will at a psych facility and got a dear john letter from my girlfriend at the time. 

Also, the moment I realized I didn't make it in spec ops training. At least I know if I tried to qualify now I'd make it.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Nov 29, 2021 - 4:02pm

Arroz con Pollo

Why didn't you make it? Any particulars to expand upon?

I was in SOCOM training in the Air Force in Combat Control training. It was the most intense training of my life. I made it through the first phase of the program in TX and was in the second phase which was Air Traffic Control school in Biloxi, MS. This phase was 4 months of training and you got an ATC badge for completing the program within the CCT training.

ATC class was 9 - 5pm, but for CCT we had physical training from 6am - 9am and chores before meaning I was getting up at 4:40am for chores and cleaning and getting ready for class. We were in ATC class with regular ATC students, but when we had breaks during the day, we had to do push-ups. In class if we fell asleep, our team lead made us do air chairs on the wall to stay awake. This was my team lead during training, a former Marine Drill Instructor who transferred to get into the CCT program:


We also had a Navy SAR swimmer, a Navy SWCC guy, a Marine Recon dude, Navy Seal, and Army Ranger along with all the green Airmen who weren't transfers from other branches.

At the end of my time in ATC school, I was getting 4hrs of sleep per day and becoming delirious. Then one morning at 6am, I had a concussion going into our schoolhouse (training facility) and did a PT test even swimming and passed it but failed an ATC test for my second fail, which got me booted out of the program. I went manic after that and thought I was being recruited for JSOC in the 24th Special Tactics Squadron out of Pope AFB in NC as a Tier 1 asset prospect, but I was really out of the program in a military psych hospital. When I realized this, it was one of the hardest realizations in my life that I didn't make the program. But, I don't think any green airmen made the class that year, only veteran transfers with prior spec op experience, so the attrition rate was really high. We had 110 people start my class and about 8 got the scarlet beret. Most people quit in the first phase in TX. They have since made ATC school easier to pass with less extra CCT training, from what I heard from a CCT instructor recently.

They gave me the option to try out for the program again if I waited 2 years in the Air Force, but instead I opted for the other choice which was to get out with an Honorable Discharge as an E-3. So I took that option in the spring and by the fall I was enrolled in military school for college. 

I had terrible grades in high school, but my time in spec ops training refined me and made me appreciate a second chance at doing well in education versus my past crappy high school efforts. I also tested well on an IQ test in HS with a 132, so knew I had the capability for academic excellence. They called me 'brainiac' in the spec ops program as I would solve a lot of these brain teasers during the program. 

I didn't take this second chance to do well at education for granted and ended up basically finishing military school top 10% from the Honors Program, cum laude, with Business honors (Beta Gamma Sigma), Spanish honors (Sigma Delta Pi), and was elected to the Honor Court in addition to finishing with a B.A., B.S., and I created a new minor at the school called East Asian Studies with a focus on Chinese. This minor has now become popular and is a mix of language studies and culture (history) studies. 

So yeah if I never trained in spec ops and failed, I don't think I would have taken college seriously and would have had a crap GPA. But there is a phrase we would say all the time in training - "Hoo yah never quit." And I never did quit, so had a lot of respect from my peers. And it hardened me to be a better person and reach for bigger goals than I thought possible.


"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Nov 29, 2021 - 7:11pm


No I do not and I don't date men in finance as they care about money too much and usually have horrible ethics. Some good guys though but I rather shoot my shot in another profession like kayaking tour guides. 

I go camping every year on the Ocoee river in TN and the raft guides are always real characters. I think this is marriage material for you. Also, I hope you like 420 because all of them do.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Nov 29, 2021 - 8:17pm

I made ~$300k last year.  W/ base+bonus increase, I'll comfortably be in the 5% this year and in the 1% w/in 3 years.  I don't know what ethics are, but I probably make enough to afford them.  Wanna fuck? 

I come from down in the valley, where mister when you're young, they bring you up to do like your daddy done

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Dec 1, 2021 - 6:49pm

but you're in finance... so should I assume you only care about money and have low ethics?


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Nov 29, 2021 - 7:01pm

When I broke my collarbone, I looked in the mirror and the broken part was up but didn't break the skin. For some dumb reason I thought it would be interesting to press on the inside of my cracked bone. It was the most instantaneous and shocking pain I have ever felt.

Then I called my friend and told him he broke my collarbone because we were wrestling and he drove away; he said 'lol right' and hung up on me. I immediately called him back and was like 'no forreal I need a ride to the hospital.' Then he came back to my house and we went to the hospital where they made me wear a figure 8 brace to heal.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Nov 29, 2021 - 6:58pm

For me it has to be tossup between: the weeks following when a dog effectively bit my knee off (several severely impaired ligaments/tendons), had several surgeries and couldn't bend my knee without nearly crying in pain for around a month; and, without going into too much detail, a disease involving the penis where I was in constant agony. Had to have a serious surgery that cut pretty deep and was in very bad pain all the time, but especially while peeing, when I'd always be sweating and about to punch a wall. 

Nov 29, 2021 - 7:56pm

Skiing in Mont Tremblant in the early years when I still didn't know how to ski. Was icy as hell and, while skiing down at a decent rate of speed, flew forward face-first with my entire body weight landing on my left shoulder. Did that twice on the same shoulder, somehow. Probably tore my rotator cuff but I never got it checked out. I couldn't lift my arm without extreme pain for 3 months, couldn't put my arm behind my back for a year without pain. Took over 2 years for the last traces of lingering pain to fully disappear. Sleep sucked for a long time. 

Dec 1, 2021 - 6:52pm

Any permanent injuries? Heard of some people who have become paraplegic/quadriplegics after skiing accidents...


Nov 29, 2021 - 8:33pm

Tore my ACL a few weeks ahead of my senior season in college after missing junior year with a different injury. Not necessarily intense physical pain but mentally really difficult to be done with an athletics career I worked my whole life for up to that point. 

Nov 29, 2021 - 8:41pm

I severely ruptured my L4 & L5 squatting during my senior year of HS.  Have dislocated both shoulders, torn quad muscles / nerves, broken noses & hands, and had ligament tears, and this was a completely different category of pain.  I spent over 23hrs/day in a recliner for ~6 months because I couldn't move w/out extreme pain.  As salt in the wound, I lost my athletic scholarship offers and was told my career was over as a result of the injury, which completely devastated me.  Wound up abusing the hell out of painkillers and drinking heavily on a daily basis for a year afterwards. 

As Isaiah said above - don't try touching a bone when it's sticking out.  It wasn't exposed, but my humeral head was sticking out when I dislocated my shoulder and I decided to push down on it.  That shit is painful.

I come from down in the valley, where mister when you're young, they bring you up to do like your daddy done

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Nov 30, 2021 - 8:35am

I played rugby in high school and during one game I smashed into a guy and felt something in my back. Fast forward to 1-2 days later and I picked something up badly only to have 2 of my ribs pop out of the attachment in my spine. Mind-numbing pain in that moment and for days after anytime I moved. Long course of anti-inflammatories and physiotherapy to pop the back in. Turns out that "something" I felt was my ribs move slightly out of position before that lift gave it the final blow. 10/10 pain, wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. 

Nov 30, 2021 - 1:51pm


"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 30, 2021 - 12:02pm

Either (a) sneezing with broken vertebrae, or (b) twisting a ball (testicular torsion, officially).

Y'all ever twisted a ball? If you want to see Jesus, twist a ball.

"Son, life is hard. But it's harder if you're stupid." - my dad
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Nov 30, 2021 - 1:53pm

Layne Staley

Either (a) sneezing with broken vertebrae, or (b) twisting a ball (testicular torsion, officially).

Y'all ever twisted a ball? If you want to see Jesus, twist a ball.

I've cracked some ribs on multiple occasions, maybe 3 times (snowboarding and Jiu Jitsu) - sneezing is horrific. Coughing is rough, pushing your crap out also hurts. Laughing hurts so you have to be careful not to laugh at things. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 30, 2021 - 12:51pm

I would say probably ruptured appendix when I was 6. Shit was a terrible combination of the worst abdominal pain, vomiting, not being able to eat, fever, etc.

Nov 30, 2021 - 2:32pm

Not going to be the top in terms of excruciating pain but I had a swollen nerve on the back of my neck (think it was from swimming and the turning head to breath motion without loosening up properly beforehand) and it was one of the scariest things Ive been through because it was a nonstop pain for two weeks. Water from shower felt like little knives poking, and touching scalp in wrong place would have sharp pain. Couldnt sleep unless head was on pillow at certain angle, etc.

The pain wasnt insane BUT at the time I thought it would be chronic and ongoing for the rest of my life (went 10 days with no change to it). It was then I realized how awful chronic pain would be

Nov 30, 2021 - 2:40pm

Emotional/invisible pain hurts most in my mind. You feel broken for feeling the way you do because there's no physical justification; you feel weak as if it is only you who is unable to overcome it. But at the end of the day, we all endure such emotional adversities and the pain that comes with it is no less significant simply because it is not visible to others.

Nov 30, 2021 - 5:01pm

Probably the fact that when I was focused on my faith and rewiring my thoughts to be a good christian I met a girl who was full on about church and faith and we hit it off good for 7 months and out of nowhere during the pandemic she breaks it off because i wasn't where she was at on her faith and I couldn't and didn't want to call Jesus my father or God. (I wasnt there yet or understood the reasoning of it for my faith and morality bc God is God to me) 
It felt like a dark road I was on, i thought everything was in sync and by that time I didn't know who i was and why faith ever mattered if that was the result of my trying. Those moments made me think why did i ever care if people of all faiths will not bother once you can't agree with what they project. 

Nov 30, 2021 - 5:16pm

I had a spine injury that did wonders to my right arm. Sometimes I'd lose all feeling of my whole arm and other times it felt like someone was pouring acid on my forearm. It was tingly a lot. I did something in Jiu Jitsu that got it all messed up.

I had to take two months off MMA training to do physical therapy. I used to get stoned out of my mind and do physical therapy in front of a mirror with music on for hours to help the healing process.

Another painful physical injury I had happened in fall 2016 during thanksgiving. I was sitting with my mom and it was the first time she forgot my name (dementia). She forgot who I was and asked me very kindly for my name. It drove me to another place mentally and I started going to the gym for hours and jump roping for hours. I'd jump rope in between every set. I was a bit heavy to jump rope at the time and it ended up tearing both my Achilles, which was extremely painful. But, stubborn me never had a tendon issue so I didn't know my Achilles fibers were tearing. So they tore and I went back to the gym in extreme mental anguish and kept jump roping day after day until finally I couldn't walk. I live on a 3rd floor walk up and had to walk up backwards with my heels to get home. It was bad and took months of rest to heal. Very very painful.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Nov 30, 2021 - 5:37pm

Was the beginning of practice summer after graduating high school - was jogging and felt a small crack in the right back side of my neck. Immediately felt pain and my neck was forced down. Couldn't move my neck at all due to the pain and couldn't look up for like a week. Went to my PT (physical therapist) who was basically on call for me and he said might be a pinched nerve but not sure. Wrapped my neck in a towel to offer support and I wore a towel like that for the next couple weeks.

I've had lots of surgeries, injuries, and physical pains, but that stands out to me. Was also scary as I had no idea what caused it.

A close second is when I tore my ankle. Went up for an alley-oop in college and some short Indian fucker literally tackled me from behind and landed on my ankle. Would be much better if I broke my ankle - haven't had the time to take off to get surgery as I drive everywhere and that would put me out of commission for a few months.

That ankle injury really led me down a dark path. Matched with a girl later that night and can still recall the exact date and our bumble conversation - sort of fell in love with her but she was bad news and then when that went south and I still wasn't able to run, I was in a dark place.

Nov 30, 2021 - 6:03pm

When I was 18, I was struggling in high school, I just moved to a new location without my parents and was with my sister and was having a hard time adjusting. 

Also, I had this lower back and hip issue that wouldn't go away and gave me excruciating pain.

Additionally, my 3 siblings were all older than me (16-19yrs older) and were all highly successful. My sister attended Stanford for her masters, other sister was a Navy Pilot and Commercial airline pilot, and my brother went to prestigious schools and is also a Navy SEAL. I really felt like I was the black sheep of the family and the reject and just felt very hopeless and depressed with life. I felt I just couldn't do anything right and really just wanted to meet God and have a talk about why he made this fucked up world. I felt I deserved that much.

I felt in such a great amount of pain and my back was absolutely killing me. I was over it. Over everything. So I went to the drugstore planning to kill myself and went to get my final supplies. I bought 150 Tylenol and 150 Advil (the family sizes), Fiji water and peanut butter M&Ms for my final stage in life. My card declined and I said take off the M&Ms and it went through. Damn it I couldn't even afford large M&Ms. I felt so broke too. The cashier asked me "what are you doing with all these pills?" I said had to bring them for a large group on a camping trip. She was like ok - and I got the pills.

Then my friend texted me and said he and this other dude needed a ride so I picked them up and we chilled at my place for a second. I had all the pills and the Fuji water in my backpack and it was making pill shaking sounds. My friend said he wanted to borrow a CD and when I opened my CD book - I said he could take as many as he wanted to borrow. I said take the whole book if you want, but he declined. 

Then they said they needed a ride to Moonlight beach and I dropped them off and my friend turned to me and said "you're not going to kill yourself are you?" I lied and said "no." I fake laughed. Then I went to Swamis down the street.

I walked down at Swamis and hid behind a bush and took all 300 pills. The Tylenol was supposed to kill my liver. I sat there and watched the sunset and largely thought - "well God, we are going to talk soon." I waited for an hour or two. It got dark. I was tired and hungry and didn't feel like I was dying, so then remember getting up to walk and stumbling on the beach and people were staring.

Then all of a sudden I was sitting up top at the Swamis parking lot on a bench next to someone telling me it is going to be ok. What a nice person I thought. Then an ambulance showed up. They wanted to bring me inside the ambulance and said someone called 911. I asked them if it was the person sitting next to me and they straight up told me no one was sitting next to me on the bench. Wtf. To this day I'm convinced an angel was at my side that night. No way I got from sea level to the top of that cliff at Swamis on my own.

They tried to give me charcoal in the ambulance to cough up the pills, but a lot of the Tylenol hit my liver. I woke up in the ICU hooked up to everything and woke up to my entire family staring at me (everyone took red eye flights).

I was out of it though. the doctor came in and said I was going to die if I don't get a liver - he said mine was fucked up on the liver count. Everyone in the room starts crying and I feel so selfish for being a little bitch and not handling life like I should have. I feel selfish for putting my family through so much pain. 

This doctor was called Dr. Iseman, but they called him the "Ice man" as he was so blunt with words and had little bedside manner. He came in with my liver results on day 2 in the ICU and said "there must be some error as these liver enzymes are normal." Odd. They did a second liver enzyme test and it was regular again. By some miracle my liver bounced back and I just had to stay in the ICU for three days and I was fine.

But, then I was released to a new hell: rehab at 18 years old with coke addicts, heroin addicts, alcoholics and the like. Damn, that sucked.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Nov 30, 2021 - 6:18pm

Arroz con Pollo

What the hell you truly are the most interesting man on this forum.

You, the Navy Seal who most likely was DEVGRU then went to SOG, and brofessor the three I would want to grab a mikes hard lemonade with

haha true - but mikes hard lemonade? 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 30, 2021 - 9:07pm

Root canal at 14 y/o. Mom took me to some shady local dentist to save a few bucks and the fucker didn't use enough anesthesia - I felt every little vibration from the drill as it dug through my teeth and right through some nerves. Felt like someone was threading a needle through my teeth and gums up the side of my head and stabbing them into my temples. Then it felt like my temples were gonna explode. Legit have been hunched forward and cringing while just typing this out and thinking back on it... yuck 


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Dec 1, 2021 - 7:23am

Mental anguish / trauma? When I found out my dad died in elementary school. Wouldn't wish that on anyone.

Physical pain? Hard to say, thankfully I haven't had too many bad accidents or anything, but one that really sticks out is falling head first on our tile floor when I was in kindergarten or so, had a bad concussion and went to the hospital but that was it thankfully.

Long term stress? In an absolutely toxic and abusive environment for 4+ months when I worked in consulting where my sub team and I were continually demeaned and made to be scapegoats for the shitty parts of the project. Manager was an absolute psycho and asserted control by creating chaos + undermining his team and then stepping in to seem like the here. Deputy manager was a toady and probably the shittiest human being I've met in my life. I ended up getting shingles (as a young, healthy guy) due to the stress. Told myself after that that if placed in that situation again I'll just quit on the spot and ghost my employer.

When I left that job I got an awesome tech job which I effectively walked on to (easy interview set up through a well connected friend / employee who vouched for me; super easy interview process, boss wanted to hire me before he met me), and I had a far better WLB and made WAY more money. The shit deputy manager meanwhile stayed with the firm and stagnated at his position and actually tried networking with someone who, if anything, hated him more than I did (my friend who stayed at the firm effectively got the toady manager locked out of a huge family of projects). So I felt like I won the war by a good margin at the end.

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Dec 1, 2021 - 10:34am

not me but a friend had a caesarean without any anaesthesia. I asked around and apparently that is gulag / torture camp level stuff.

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Dec 1, 2021 - 1:05pm

Gout or infected molar. 

Gout went from feeling like a sore toe, to a broken foot. I was doing fitness back then, and in very good shape - but had neglected drinking enough water, along with way too much meat. On meds now, so rarely have these flareups anymore. 

As for the infected molar - I was in college, and cracked off probably 40% of my right molar - right down to the root. Went with that for a good month - the last week I was pretty much only eating painkillers and lying in bed. The pain was both throbbing and brilliant, covered half my face, and shot down my neck. 

Dec 1, 2021 - 1:33pm

Heart break by far and large. Have had a few injuries from playing high level youth sports and close to professional but still, nothing compares

Never really had an issue with women past high school so have always been pretty selective about the women I sleep with, much less date cause I just can't be bothered with drama regardless of how they were but when I do date, I'm all in. Truly. First girl I truly loved and did quite literally everything right (or at least honestly thought I did). We graduate from college and she moved to NYC for grad while I moved to another city for work and had total confidence we could withstand long distance. For me she was the one and no one could temp me. I would go to bars and clubs with friends and get hit on by several women and sometimes have some outright ask me to go home with them after casually conversing (wouldn't flirt back with them and would just say I'm flattered but I have a gf that I love very much so they should try with someone else and they'd still persist). Never even so much as gave my Snapchat to a girl if it was even hinted at that they might be interested. All to say how much I loved her and was loyal.

Only a took a few months after the move for her to slowly start separating our lives. Started taking notice and asked her a few questions about the long term and heart dropped like a stone after hearing she didn't see us together in the long run, especially after thinking she was someone I could see myself being with long term. Broke up with me shortly after that, few days before my birthday. Felt like my heart was being ripped out of my chest. Cried like I hadn't in months. Couldn't, sleep, work, talk, hell even smiling was difficult, for months. Couldn't for the life of me figure out where things had gone wrong cause I really tried to be as upstanding of a bf as I could be. Life was gray. Hurts differently when you really give your whole heart, try to be as great of a partner as you can be but still end up alone and makes you wonder if there's something wrong with you.

Took a while to unravel that and learn to love yourself again. To find the self esteem and confidence to go through life normally again, especially considering I was a very confident, outgoing person and was very comfortable with who I was beforehand. Would try going on dates and would literally shake and be so stressed about it that I would go home afterwards & look myself in the mirror in total confusion as to how that could be me lmfao. Shit made no sense but also did at the same time. Fucking sucked.

0/10. Absolutely would not recommend lol. Wouldn't wish it upon my greatest enemy

Dec 1, 2021 - 2:24pm

Nope haha. I just decided to focus on myself, career, and relationship with friends and family. Been on a few dates but I'm even more selective than before so I usually just end up letting it fizzle out after a date or two and also realized it's just not something I want to be spending my time on rn anyways

Dec 1, 2021 - 2:06pm

This is an easy one for me. Every so often I will have abdominal adhesions where the scar tissue from a previous abdominal surgery gets wrapped around my small intestines restricting anything from passing. I have the worst sharp twisting pain in my stomach while I am constantly throwing up. It sucks because there arent any real triggers for it so I dont have any real line of sight to when it comes up. 

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Dec 1, 2021 - 2:43pm

Was not the worst pain I've had as I didn't feel it, but I broke a chain sprinting on a mountain bike against a teammate for training (was on a racing team at the time). It jammed and I got up after wrecking hard. My buddy says "dude, look down, your shin bone is visible."  I passed out upon looking at it. Fortunately, he was an army medic and got me to the hospital. 

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Dec 1, 2021 - 3:44pm

Was getting my blood drawn this summer and the person stuck the needle directly into a nerve, felt like my entire arm was on fire/getting electrocuted. Worst of all, I was yelling and in visible pain and she goes, "should I take it out?"

Dec 1, 2021 - 3:51pm


"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Dec 1, 2021 - 4:49pm

Shocked by the timeliness of this post. If you're a doctor please help me.

22 y o. Ankle problems all my life. Broke my wrist at 16 - to this day most excruciating pain I've had. Ever.

At 21, tore my meniscus. Hurt OK but mobility was screwed. Had surgery. Didn't fully recover (knee clicks, feels like pops out of place sometimes, general pain / discomfort depending on day). Pain right now as I lay in bed.

Make matters worse, dislocated my shoulder in June. Back into place at a hospital. Supposedly fine. Dislocated it again early August. Slap 2 tear, bone is cracked. Living with it for now as It doesn't hurt anymore, just uncomfortable / reduced mobility. Have just joined work (late August) so can't take time off for surgery.

But wait. It gets worse. Was dancing last month at a nightclub, completely normal side-to-side. Hear a large crack on my "good" knee. Could barely walk for 48 hours. Then back to normal randomly.

A week later (4 weeks ago), sleeping on the side, wake up with shoulder pain on my good shoulder. Now the good shoulder pops, is uncomfortable and feels swollen.

And to finish it off, last Thursday I was dancing again and this time my "good" knee must've really screwed itself - have been in bed since Sunday. WFH, doctor on Saturday. All four limbs are in pain. Never been so depressed in my life, reaching the limit

Dec 2, 2021 - 7:08am

I'm 23. Had a 13 hour heart surgery that was combined with a thoracic chest wall readjustment in June of 2020. Incredibly rare to perform both procedures at the same operation, to the point that I'm a medical study example. Had most of my ascending aorta replaced, then they used a claw to raise my sternum and put two titanium bars behind my ribs keeping them in place. Broke 8 ribs in the process and caused tons of chest nerve issues. Recovery took several months. The pain was nearly unbearable the first month or so for pretty close to 24 hours/day. I get the bars out in about 2 years thankfully. Was really difficult the first few months, couldn't get out of bed by myself or do much more than light walking. Flash forward to now, I can do pretty much all I used to, golf, run with my dog,, etc,, except I can't really surf comparably until the bars are out.

Dec 2, 2021 - 7:39am

Nice man, glad to hear you're recovering. All due to respect to mental issues, people here talking about heartbreak (understandable for long relationships), but seriously, I'd take 5 heartbreaks any day over twice popped shoulder and rotten knees at 22

Dec 4, 2021 - 3:13pm

Motorcycles accident when I was 20, a car didn't see that we had to stop due to traffic and I flew 5m (15ft) in the air before coming down hard a breaking a few bones. Fortunately, I was wearing all my gear so it wasn't as bad as it could've been.

Dec 5, 2021 - 4:22pm

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Dec 5, 2021 - 10:17pm

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 6, 2021 - 2:31am

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Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Dec 6, 2021 - 7:25am

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