Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pain Rankings

My oldest daughter was quizzing me on pain last night on the way home from Kid's Club.  She had gotten a splinter in the palm of her hand earlier in the week and it had peeled and was a bit inflamed.  You would have though she was dying by how she was carrying on.  She's always been a bit dramatic.  Some would say she got it from me but I prefer to think that she got it from her father's side of the family. I'm of stoic Scandinavian descent, not very dramatic.  But that being said, I have an extremely low pain tolerance, so maybe she did get that from me.

She wanted me to list my top five most painful experiences, and she wasn't accepting of a flippant answer, so I actually had to think about it and this is what I came up with.  1 is the worst pain and 5 is the least of any major pain experiences I've had:
  1. Tonsillectomy recovery
  2. Childbirth
  3. Gallbladder attacks
  4. Migraines
  5. Breaking off the funny bone in my elbow
I realized after that I am very fortunate that this is the worst I've ever had to endure.


  1. I would rank mine as:

    1. Appendicitis
    2. Arm-Wrist Break
    3. Kidney Stones
    4. Migraines

    I'm sure one day childbirth will fit nicely in this list!

  2. Hey there Alison

    I saw your older post about live music in Medicine Hat - i'm a fan of singer/songwriters and folk/roots music - a big fan of Kathleen Edwards tool

    I've just finished my 7th album and I'm hoping to perform in Medicine Hat on tour this Oct. to support the album. Would you have any suggestions for a solo-acoustic Ontario act ?


    Lynn Jackson