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(BBC)   Growing up unable to feel pain doesn't turn you into a supervillian. It just sucks   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-07-18 09:23:26 PM  
Pain don't hurt.
 
2012-07-18 10:03:44 PM  
Dejah: Pain don't hurt.

My aunt is an emergency room doctor and not a fan of pain medication.

"A little pain never hurt anyone."

/Seriously - she objected to giving my grandfather morphine when he was in his final days suffering from pancreatic cancer.
 
2012-07-18 11:07:38 PM  

Ricardo Klement: My aunt is an emergency room doctor and not a fan of pain medication.


She probably deals with all kinds of addicts.
 
2012-07-18 11:12:28 PM  

doglover: Ricardo Klement: My aunt is an emergency room doctor and not a fan of pain medication.

She probably deals with all kinds of addicts.


Or she's just a biatch as evidenced by:

/Seriously - she objected to giving my grandfather morphine when he was in his final days suffering from pancreatic cancer.

But I'll leave the conclusions to Ricardo.
 
2012-07-18 11:16:41 PM  

dopeydwarf: doglover: Ricardo Klement: My aunt is an emergency room doctor and not a fan of pain medication.

She probably deals with all kinds of addicts.

Or she's just a biatch as evidenced by:

/Seriously - she objected to giving my grandfather morphine when he was in his final days suffering from pancreatic cancer.

But I'll leave the conclusions to Ricardo.


Probably some combination. She points out that anything with "-caine" increases your tolerance to anything else with "-caine" in it. Cocaine addict? Novocaine might not work. So she also refuses to buy sun burn lotion with lidocaine in it. I think she's paranoid. She's also against patient self-medication, even though studies have consistently shown that patients end up using LESS medication. (Because if the nurse offers, the answer is invariably "yes" for fear that the nurse won't be back before the current dose wears off. Whereas self-dosing mostly happens when it hurts.)

She's part of the reason I have a low opinion of doctors when it comes to science.
 
2012-07-18 11:26:51 PM  

Ricardo Klement: She's part of the reason I have a low opinion of doctors when it comes to science.


Doctors aren't scientists. They don't do research and develop new treatments.

Doctors are just practitioners of medicine. They buy they pills the scientists make and use the tools scientists develop and repeat the things that work well while avoiding those things that don't.
 
2012-07-18 11:33:00 PM  

doglover: Ricardo Klement: She's part of the reason I have a low opinion of doctors when it comes to science.

Doctors aren't scientists. They don't do research and develop new treatments.

Doctors are just practitioners of medicine. They buy they pills the scientists make and use the tools scientists develop and repeat the things that work well while avoiding those things that don't.


Pro-tip: many scientists are doctors, just not medical doctors. Though many of the scientists I've met aren't douchebags and don't insist that you call them "Dr. Suchandsuch."
 
2012-07-18 11:39:24 PM  
"Break her arm. She won't care."
 
2012-07-18 11:39:26 PM  

Ricardo Klement: "A little pain never hurt anyone."

/Seriously - she objected to giving my grandfather morphine when he was in his final days suffering from pancreatic cancer.


Yeah, I'm sure he would have learned some invaluable life lessons in his remaining days from that theory.
 
2012-07-18 11:43:48 PM  

dopeydwarf: doglover: Ricardo Klement: She's part of the reason I have a low opinion of doctors when it comes to science.

Doctors aren't scientists. They don't do research and develop new treatments.

Doctors are just practitioners of medicine. They buy they pills the scientists make and use the tools scientists develop and repeat the things that work well while avoiding those things that don't.

Pro-tip: many scientists are doctors, just not medical doctors. Though many of the scientists I've met aren't douchebags and don't insist that you call them "Dr. Suchandsuch."


Both of my brothers-in-law are PHD doctors... I was several years in before I knew that.
 
2012-07-18 11:47:27 PM  
It really really sucks to be the parent of a kid that doesn't feel pain. Mix that in with some mental retardation and you have the living hell that one of my buddies has to go though. The kid isn't smart enough to think "gee I just got hit by a car. That should have damaged me maybe I should lay here till someone checks me out". He just tries to get up and run off on a broken leg. And not just a little broken, compound broken broken.

Ewww gives me chills just thinking about it
 
2012-07-18 11:53:41 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: It really really sucks to be the parent of a kid that doesn't feel pain. Mix that in with some mental retardation and you have the living hell that one of my buddies has to go though. The kid isn't smart enough to think "gee I just got hit by a car. That should have damaged me maybe I should lay here till someone checks me out". He just tries to get up and run off on a broken leg. And not just a little broken, compound broken broken.

Ewww gives me chills just thinking about it


www.supermotors.net

There truly is a 'shop for everything.
 
2012-07-19 12:31:59 AM  

doglover: Ricardo Klement: She's part of the reason I have a low opinion of doctors when it comes to science.

Doctors aren't scientists. They don't do research and develop new treatments.

Doctors are just practitioners of medicine. They buy they pills the scientists make and use the tools scientists develop and repeat the things that work well while avoiding those things that don't.


I wish I shared your optimism about M.D.'s
 
2012-07-19 05:32:45 AM  
Pain is the body's way of saying SOMETHING IS FARKING WRONG!!! DEAL WITH IT NOW! If that response isn't there, the broken bits won't get taken care of until things get way bad. The opposite also sucks ass. What do you do when your nervous system goes into overdrive and thinks all sensation is pain?
 
2012-07-19 06:54:21 AM  
Holy fark does he also have brittle bone disease? Every other sentence is about a broken bone.
 
2012-07-19 07:09:02 AM  
Well, at least his brothers suicide would have actually been painless.
 
2012-07-19 07:09:09 AM  
what if they give him lots of oxycodone for 2 years straight, and then withdrawal him suddenly? pain?
 
2012-07-19 07:12:07 AM  
My son has Prader-Willi Syndrome. When he was little, he would get bees to sting him, so he could see what we call pain.

/People with PWS can have their appendix rupture, calling it a stomach ache.
//Mine would eat the pads off his finger tips.
///The pain sensation, while unpleasant, alerts us that something is wrong.
 
2012-07-19 07:12:53 AM  

simplicimus: doglover: Ricardo Klement: She's part of the reason I have a low opinion of doctors when it comes to science.

Doctors aren't scientists. They don't do research and develop new treatments.

Doctors are just practitioners of medicine. They buy they pills the scientists make and use the tools scientists develop and repeat the things that work well while avoiding those things that don't.

I wish I shared your optimism about M.D.'s


Heh...I've had some good ones over the years...and one who literally could not do basic multiplication.

No idea how he got through med school...of course, he WAS a dermatologist.

/yeah, I went there
 
2012-07-19 07:13:42 AM  
man, lots of depressing news on here lately. I thought the tagline was "real news, real funny" I can't think of anything funny that could be said about this. I humbly request more stories on bath-salt fuelled zombies!
 
2012-07-19 07:13:52 AM  

deffuse: Well, at least his brothers suicide would have actually been painless.


Suicide is painless. Although, it brings on many changes. I would take or leave them, if I could.
 
2012-07-19 07:14:53 AM  

INeedAName: deffuse: Well, at least his brothers suicide would have actually been painless.

Suicide is painless. Although, it brings on many changes. I would take or leave them, if I could.


♫♪ Do de do do doo doo ♪
 
2012-07-19 07:17:07 AM  

Ricardo Klement: Dejah: Pain don't hurt.

My aunt is an emergency room doctor and not a fan of pain medication.

"A little pain never hurt anyone."

/Seriously - she objected to giving my grandfather morphine when he was in his final days suffering from pancreatic cancer.


She sounds like a real coont. I'd be pissed as all get out if someone imposed their ideals on me like that. To bad he didn't have someone to speak for him, instead of for themselves when he needed it.
My grandfather wanted to die at home where he rasied his family at and lived for most of his life. One daughter thought it would be better for him to die in a hospice. Ripped the family apart.
 
2012-07-19 07:41:04 AM  
I know the Dark Man movies weren't that great but no one referenced it at all?
 
2012-07-19 08:00:10 AM  
FTA: I had to go to work the next day. If had a cast on I wasn't going to be able to work for quite some time so I just told them I'd take care of myself. I went home and took some duct tape, taped it up, put my boots on and went to work that next morning.


Duct tape, what can't it do!?

/brassballs
 
2012-07-19 08:03:28 AM  
They took me to a paediatrician where I underwent a series of tests.

At first they put a cigarette lighter underneath my foot and waited for my skin to blister.



What the hell? That was their go-to test for pain tolerance back then? Light the baby's foot on fire with a Zippo?
 
2012-07-19 08:04:37 AM  

Ricardo Klement: Dejah: Pain don't hurt.

My aunt is an emergency room doctor and not a fan of pain medication.

"A little pain never hurt anyone."

/Seriously - she objected to giving my grandfather morphine when he was in his final days suffering from pancreatic cancer.


I hate assholes like this, I have been through 3 rotator cuff surgeries and I had one doctor tell me I wasn't in pain, that it was all in my head. I wanted pull the guys arm behind his back until it dislocated and say to him "you're not in pain, it's just in your head"

What I can't figure out is why he's going to lose his leg.
 
2012-07-19 08:07:26 AM  

Ricardo Klement: Dejah: Pain don't hurt.

My aunt is an emergency room doctor and not a fan of pain medication.

"A little pain never hurt anyone."

/Seriously - she objected to giving my grandfather morphine when he was in his final days suffering from pancreatic cancer.


What an idiot.
 
2012-07-19 08:08:53 AM  

PunGent: simplicimus: doglover: Ricardo Klement: She's part of the reason I have a low opinion of doctors when it comes to science.

Doctors aren't scientists. They don't do research and develop new treatments.

Doctors are just practitioners of medicine. They buy they pills the scientists make and use the tools scientists develop and repeat the things that work well while avoiding those things that don't.

I wish I shared your optimism about M.D.'s

Heh...I've had some good ones over the years...and one who literally could not do basic multiplication.

No idea how he got through med school...of course, he WAS a dermatologist.

/yeah, I went there


So when the other surgeons would joke and laugh, he wouldn't get the inside jokes?
 
2012-07-19 08:11:54 AM  

Ricardo Klement: dopeydwarf: doglover: Ricardo Klement: My aunt is an emergency room doctor and not a fan of pain medication.

She probably deals with all kinds of addicts.

Or she's just a biatch as evidenced by:

/Seriously - she objected to giving my grandfather morphine when he was in his final days suffering from pancreatic cancer.

But I'll leave the conclusions to Ricardo.

Probably some combination. She points out that anything with "-caine" increases your tolerance to anything else with "-caine" in it. Cocaine addict? Novocaine might not work. So she also refuses to buy sun burn lotion with lidocaine in it. I think she's paranoid. She's also against patient self-medication, even though studies have consistently shown that patients end up using LESS medication. (Because if the nurse offers, the answer is invariably "yes" for fear that the nurse won't be back before the current dose wears off. Whereas self-dosing mostly happens when it hurts.)

She's part of the reason I have a low opinion of doctors when it comes to science.


She just sounds likes a twat, for some reason I don't build up tolerance to medication, the same lortab 5s that killed my pain years ago still work the same. I can't explain it but I'm not complaining since I don't have to take a huge dose to manage my pain.
 
2012-07-19 08:13:30 AM  
I treat a few kids with CIPA. Tough thing to have. They get corneal abrasions which progress to ulcers since they can't perceive the pain. We've been lucky so far - still pretty good vision preserved.

//amused by all the MD hate here.
 
2012-07-19 08:15:36 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Holy fark does he also have brittle bone disease? Every other sentence is about a broken bone.


If he did, I bet he would be the best damn pilot in the Alliance.

Ricardo Klement: Seriously - she objected to giving my grandfather morphine when he was in his final days suffering from pancreatic cancer.


She sounds like a biatch. Had send my mom to the ER (called an ambulance) for what we later found out was a server infection in her spine. She was partly delirious and in a lot of pain. The attending refused to give her anything because 'she seemed high'. I told him she was just out of it. He said "if she was really hurting, she'd be writhing more" I asked him what the proper amount of writhing would be to get her some help for the pain and he just said "she doesn't need anything else". Farking asshole. She wasn't on drugs, her brain was addled from fever and infection. About an hour or two later they did a MRI and realised "holy fark, she needs surgery!" Two hours later she was in the OR and stayed in the hospital for almost two weeks.
 
2012-07-19 08:16:34 AM  

392Zaphod: FTA: I had to go to work the next day. If had a cast on I wasn't going to be able to work for quite some time so I just told them I'd take care of myself. I went home and took some duct tape, taped it up, put my boots on and went to work that next morning.


Duct tape, what can't it do!?

/brassballs


Good for you, though it says something about your job (and our society) where you can't get time off work even for broken bones.
 
2012-07-19 08:19:07 AM  
On the plus side, you get to have sex with Sophie Marceau.
 
2012-07-19 08:19:42 AM  
media.schadenfreude.net

well it sure doesn't help with being stabbed through the chest with a plutonium rod.

/spoilers above.
 
2012-07-19 08:22:01 AM  
I really wanna make fun of this, but I find that I can't anymore - becoming a parent sucks ass...

/Nobody told me, that I'd gradually lose my sense of humour
 
2012-07-19 08:22:37 AM  
I for one love doctors. Well, the ones I've seen throughout my life. Plastic surgeons, orthopedists, the nice GPs that are OK with giving me both an anti anxiety scrip and Vicodin... I miss the doc from my university's clinic. She really was awesome.
 
2012-07-19 08:22:50 AM  

dunklemeister: They took me to a paediatrician where I underwent a series of tests.

At first they put a cigarette lighter underneath my foot and waited for my skin to blister.


What the hell? That was their go-to test for pain tolerance back then? Light the baby's foot on fire with a Zippo?


And when it starts crying just give it some whiskey
 
2012-07-19 08:24:57 AM  
There's a smile when the pain comes - pain gonna make everything all right.
 
2012-07-19 08:25:44 AM  

FullMetalPanda: I know the Dark Man movies weren't that great but no one referenced it at all?


What about Haven? Audrey Parker could bring his feeling back.
 
2012-07-19 08:28:57 AM  
What if you've closed yourself off for emotional pain and feel no apathy for anyone or anything? Is there a disease name for that?
 
2012-07-19 08:32:19 AM  

SithLord: What if you've closed yourself off for emotional pain and feel no apathy for anyone or anything? Is there a disease name for that?


Adulthood
 
2012-07-19 08:32:45 AM  

SithLord: What if you've closed yourself off for emotional pain and feel no apathy for anyone or anything? Is there a disease name for that?


Republican?
 
2012-07-19 08:33:04 AM  

SithLord: What if you've closed yourself off for emotional pain and feel no apathy for anyone or anything? Is there a disease name for that?


Card carrying Farker?
 
2012-07-19 08:34:41 AM  

SithLord: feel no apathy for anyone or anything? Is there a disease name for that?


Hm?
 
2012-07-19 08:35:55 AM  

SithLord: What if you've closed yourself off for emotional pain and feel no apathy for anyone or anything? Is there a disease name for that?


sociopath
 
2012-07-19 08:38:40 AM  
I would think that to be a supervillian, you have to live in Superville.
 
2012-07-19 08:39:38 AM  
Possibilities such as this is the reason i have chosen not to breed. I KNOW i'd be woefully incapable of raising a kid with such a disability. I even have doubts about a completely healthy kid, come to think of it.
 
2012-07-19 08:42:00 AM  
It would be nice if you could turn pain off locally for a specified amount of time. Kind of like a snooze button.
 
2012-07-19 08:42:10 AM  

SithLord: What if you've closed yourself off for emotional pain and feel no apathy for anyone or anything? Is there a disease name for that?


sociopath
 
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