Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ouch

Notice how my blogging just seemed to stop mid-week?

My mom broke her ankle on Thursday and is in the hospital. Luckily it's a clean break.

My mother has an extraordinarily high pain threshold. While she was in the ER, the doctor asked her how her pain was on a scale of 1 to 10 and she said "I guess a 6." He said "It's broken," and she repeated it was a 6. He offered her pain meds and she said a Tylenol would do.

Apparently she gave in and had two Tylenol on Thursday night at the insistence of the nurses.

She told me she really only needed one.

1 comment:

Indigo Jo said...

The one-ten pain scale is pretty subjective, and one person's ten (or twelve) would be another's five or six, depending partly on what kind of pain they had experienced in the past. If someone has a condition that causes chronic pain, they may consider something to be moderate when the rest of us would think it was agony, as perhaps they did when they first experienced it.