Originally posted by @apathist Sciatic nerve inflammation. Worse than abcess tooth. Worse than shattered knee. Well, bullet in the head, hope I don't live through that.
Well, I tripped and fell on a nail at a construction site in 2004. It went through my leg, but I was so shocked that I felt nothing.
I dropped an axe on my foot while chopping wood for my fireplace when I was living in England. It wasn't a pretty sight. It was late at night and I got turned away from the first hospital I went to. After some skilled sewing I still have my foot, with a large scar.
Still, I agree with Shallow Blue. I'll take any wound over a broken heart.
Physical pain: passing a kidney stone, and what a relief when it passed.
Mental pain: living with someone I love who is mentally ill; a pain which waivers but never passes.
Moral pain: watching a great nation go to war for all the wrong reasons, again, despite being warned not to.
Spiritual pain: suffering the presumption of those who think they know God's Great Plan for me &/or the universe.