Electro shock therapy
Being drawn and quartered
A root canal without drugs
So, do you have anything to add to the list?
(It's supposed to be a lil lighthearted )
Being run over by a train?
Really, I think having my wisdom teeth out was worse in many ways. I was numb but awake. Knowing that they were grinding away at my jawbone was extremely distressing to me. And afterwards the pain meds made me sick. I wasn't back on my feet for about 3 days. (By comparison, a few hours after giving birth I felt like a million bucks! Wheee...adrenaline high!)
Pulled muscle in my neck/shoulder... I could barely stand up the pain was so bad.
A broken bone... I've never had one, but from what I've heard and from watching my DS with an incredible pain tolerance go through it, that would hurt worse.
Great thread topic!
Now, things that hurt less than the pain caused by a c-section...
That is not to say that women do not feel pain, as I have had back labor with two, and that was friggin' painful. But the labor itself, was just really hard work. Like trying to run 100 miles without stopping, kwim?
The more fit you are and the more endurance your body is used to, the "easier" it is to labor without getting tired.
I also suffered a fairly major upper back injury shortly after my daughter's birth, and some of the pain I suffered during that process was definitely worse than any stage of labor.
However, we can't discount those women who have had excruciating labors for whatever reason-- I think it probably sometimes is the worst.
Also I'd add the plugged duct that abcessed that I got when dd was three weeks old. I ended up needed to have it surgically removed, and the needle of novocaine injected into my infected engorged breast is probably the most painful thing that has ever happened to me. It was funny though, I had my dd w/me, and so all the nurses were asking about the birth, and nobody could believe that I had an almost ten lb baby at home w/no drugs. I so wanted to tell them on my way out that labor was nothing compared to those numbing shots.
A recent one-cutting my tumb while slicing my raw soap. Lye in an open wound holy CRICKEYS!!That hurt all day!
oral work. Surgery etc. WAY WORSE than any of my labours!
I think the difference is that back pain never seems to end, and labor does have a conclusion- birth!
Oh my God....women are the COWS of PEOPLE!! --Reese, Malcolm in the Middle
These things hurt even more than contractions:
--Toothaches-especially when my wisdom teeth decide to pop through my gums, then go back in. OUCH.
--Trying to poop after being constipated for a week.
--Smashing my fingers in the door.
Non Physical Pain:
--Having my son die-much worse than any labor pain.
I had back pain due to nerve damage from the epidural that left me completely immobilized for days. That hurt wayyyy more than labor. I had a c-section and that back pain hurt worse than recovering from the c-s. I remember thinking that I would just do the "20 minute slide" to get out of bed to go to the bathroom while I was having back pain just like I did with my c-section. Didn't work. I've never screamed and cried so much from pain in my entire life.
-gall stones (or more accurately gall bladder attacks)
Essentially, cauterization is when they burn the inside of your nose to form scar tissue over the sensitive tissue to deter future nosebleeds. OMG! I will never forget that pain - I lay in my bed in absolute agony for a day afterwards. (And I STILL get the occasional nosebleed.)
Somebody mentioned broken bones - I have had several (some of which required surgery and pins to mend) and for me none ranked on the pain meter anywhere close to either cauterization or childbirth. Yikes!
back nerve pain
i have had menstral cramps worse than labor. But withuot a doubt they were not your ordinary cramps.
I bruised the area between my bone and muscle. can't remember what it was called but it still makes me want to throw up a little when I think about how much it hurt.
And I had back labor. :
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