Unfiltered Story #199793

, , , | Unfiltered | June 29, 2020

(In the late 90s took part in a pain medication trial when I had my wisdom teeth removed. One of the nurses is going over what the different levels of pain mean. My family tends to have high pain tolerances.)

Nurse: Minor pain is when you notice it but it has no real impact on how you do things.

Me: Okay.

Nurse: Moderate pain is when you can still function but the pain gets in the way and makes tasks more difficult than they would be.

Me: Grease burn. Okay.

Nurse: (pauses and looks at me for oddly for a long moment.) Okay, and severe pain is when you can’t do much of anything at all.

Me: Ahh. Migraine.

Nurse: (says nothing but has a “oh, now that makes sense” expression on her face.)