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Please describe the worst pain in your life?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24047points) May 25th, 2023

Mental and physical pain. 10/10. Feel free to add different types of pain.

My worst physical pain was when I ate a whole box of Raisin Bran to equal one bowl of Total cereal. I was in the hospital for a week.

My worst emotional pain was when I was 4 and my father lied to my mom that he had custody of me. I saw him walking towards my mom’s townhouse and he let go a snot rocket, all over the parking lot.

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seawulf575's avatar

Physical pain – This is almost a tie. I had my knee scoped to clean up the meniscus. When I came home from the hospital I was on crutches. I tried to sit down without bending the knee. I finally plopped the last little bit and the knee bent just a little. It brought tears to my eyes. The other incident was hitting my finger with the electric hedge trimmer…straight down from the end. It sliced down 3 times before I could throw the trimmer away from me. As I was cleaning it up (enough to go to the hospital) I had to sit down to keep from throwing up.

Emotional – I was the last person to talk to my dad before he jumped off the bridge. He called me to let me know the last minute stuff and there was nothing I could do to stop him.

chyna's avatar

Physical pain – I had MRSA, a staff infection, in my spine. I was paralyzed for a couple of days from it, but that didn’t cause pain. It was after, when I got my feeling back and tried to move. I was in intense pain. My brother tried to pick me up and I screamed. Poor guy.
Mental pain- A guy that I was dating when I was 25 committed suicide. I was the one that found him. Screwed up my mind for years.

kritiper's avatar

Physical. I lost a crown from a tooth and then bit down on the tooth that lost the crown.

kevbo1's avatar

Got into a drunken wrestling match in college. Fellow wrestler (we both wrestled in HS) rips my arm out of its socket. The worst pain of it was in the aftermath when campus security was coaxing me into moving my arm into a position where they could get a sling on it so they could take me to the hospital.

JLeslie's avatar

Physical acute pain I have a three-way tie between ectopic pregnancy, bad golf cart accident, and a back injury. The first day after getting my wisdom teeth removed and after abdominal surgery were pretty bad too.

Mental pain would be breaking up with a long time boyfriend in my early 20’s. It caused a lot of physical discomfort too.

Zaku's avatar

Worst is subjective, since as you mentioned, there are different kinds of pain and suffering.

But I’d say the worst I remember was the kidney stone I had. Because it was nauseating pain and suffering which I had no idea how to do anything about, and seemed like it might never end, and it was so constantly attention-demanding, making me feel very helpless.

Most pain in a moment, probably from stubbing a toe or hitting a funny bone, or cutting myself with power shears, or stepping on a rusty nail. Hitting my head hard, and getting my hand slammed in a door, were also up there.

Worst emotional pain from romantic relationship issues.

flutherother's avatar

I think it was toothache, a constant, sharp and nagging pain that gave no relief.

Cupcake's avatar

Tie between childbirth and kidney stones.

Worst emotional pain was pregnancy and postpartum as a young teenager victim of sexual violence. A close second is being close to bedridden for the past year and a half.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Worst pain abdominal surgery, 14 inch incision with 25 staples and a few regular sutures. On pain meds they put in the line for my IV drip.

Oweee they made me cough to clear my lungs several times a day, had to use a pillow across my stomach to keep from blowing out the staples. Was on pain meds for three days just to dull the pain.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

Systemic allergic reaction to a medication, not anaphylaxis. Every inch of skin itched horribly and there was no relief for days.

SnipSnip's avatar

Drug-free child birth.

smudges's avatar

After open heart surgery my upper back and shoulders ached unbearably – and this was on good pain meds. They said it was probably from the position I was in during the surgery.

Emotional pain – too numerous to compare, from being so depressed that I received 14 electroshock therapies, to being so depressed I attempted suicide and was in a coma for 3 days. And a few romantic heartbreaks.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Almost shattering my elbow. I’m lucky to have little pain in life, physically.

Emotional-Finding out my husbands secrets over the years, repeatedly.

SnipSnip's avatar

The loss of a child.

tedibear's avatar

Physical is a tie between whacking my foot on a table leg three days after bunion surgery and turning my head and having my neck seize up. I realize that “seize up” isn’t the technical term, but that’s how it felt.

Emotional pain – my mother’s death, followed closely by my middle sister’s death.

Maya_01's avatar

For me personally, emotional pain is the worst.
For example, breaking someone’s trust or disappointing someone.
I know that as humans we are prone to make mistakes but I find that I have emotional pain when the mistakes I have made can’t be forgotten such as breaking trust.

Maya_01's avatar

I hope your pain has been healed. If you ever need anyone to talk to I will always be there for you.
I genuinely feel so heartbroken about your pain

And to everyone else, I hope you have all healed and found peace and contentment in your life.

Maya_01's avatar

I feel deeply sorry for the harassment you faced. I hope you have recovered and have had therapy. Such incidents are very detrimental

I wish everyone safety and good health

Maya_01's avatar

Once again to everyone here, this is a very personal question and I appreciate everyone’s honesty.
Just a reminder to anyone going through any type of pain physical/ emotional it’s best to seek help from professionals.
Please contact the helplines if you need further help.
Lots of love to everyone.

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