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worst pain you ever endured

Arvind Mahendra
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I just got stung by a 'yellow jacket' wasp. It definitely felt like acid being poured into your skin and all I could do is Oh goddd plezase just aAHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. scum of the earth these creeps.

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Bear Bibeault
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Were you on a motorcycle at the time? in really heavy traffic on Route 9 in Framingham Massachusetts? and was the sting on your ear as a result of the wasp flying into your helmet?

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Doug Slattery
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I've got 2. One that'll make you cringe and a funny one.

The cringer --
When I was a kid, one of my top front teeth wouldn't grow in because there was a piece of cartilage blocking it. I had to have minor oral surgery to get it fixed. They put me under for the event and when I woke up, there was some kind of plaster/latex patch covering the wound. No big deal so far.
A few weeks later my mom took me back to have the patch removed. As soon as the doctor started tugging on it I felt this excruciating pain. The doctor kept saying hold on, we're almost done. I couldn't scream because my mouth was wide open with those torture tools in it to remove the patch.
When it was finally done, I got a glimpse of the cause of the pain. On the inside of the patch was a rough textured thin wire sticking out of it about an inch long looped in the shape of a figure-8 to hold the cartilage out of the way so the tooth could grow in. I left feeling shaky, light headed and nauseous.

The funny one --
One night I was sound asleep having a weird dream about the cia or something and they were chasing me. Four of them had me cornered, so I had to confront them. They all were wearing black suits (go figure) and started to draw their 45's. My subconscious was messing with me because I didn't have a gun. I went to kick the gun out of the hand of the guy closest to me, and as I did, I started to wake up. I was laying on my side and felt my leg go flying across the bed kicking a flower vase on the night stand. I jammed my big toe, and to make matters worse, it was already sore from an ingrown toenail. So for the next few days I was walking funnier with an ingrown sore toe with a blood blister on the end.

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Pat Farrell

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Another motorcycle pain:

I was riding my BWM R90 to a business meeting. I was wearing a white dress shirt. It was summer. I was going up the Interstate and felt a bug hit me in the left chest. I thought nothing more about it.

In the meeting some minutes later, I was subject to huge pain in my left tit (I'm a guy, ask God why men have breasts). I had to run screaming out of the meeting.

Seems the bug was a hornet, it hit me and was stunned, and fell into my shirt pocket. The hornet woke up some minutes later, when I was in the meeting. It was mad, and stung the closest thing it could fine.
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when i was about 13, i was standing in a doorway, talking to my dad. i was swinging one of my legs, and caught the edge of the door jamb. I looked down, and while four of my toes were pointing in the same direction, one was pointing up and right about 45 degrees.

that did not feel good.

what was worse was when the doctor grabbed it and yanked it back into place.

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Sumit Bisht
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Y'know worst pain I endured when I was a little kid was when my **** got caught in my pant's zipper.

Anyway once the same fly caught me when I was riding my motorcycle to give exams. It got caught in the glass of my helmet. When I tried to remove it(thinking it was some yellow flower), it stung my hand.Fortunately, I was able to write that exam.
Hussein Baghdadi
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The worst pain that I ever endured is when she told me that I'm annoying her after I said to her I like her and she was ok with that
Arvind Mahendra
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Originally posted by John Todd:
The worst pain that I ever endured is when she told me that I'm annoying her after I said to her I like her and she was ok with that

I feel you. Pain caused because of heart break is far worse than any other pain like getting stabbed for instance(its just a flesh wound after all). But heartache messes with your serotonin levels and causes you to grow a beard and not take a shower any longer.
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When I died in my last birth..
Alan Wanwierd
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...I was riding my BWM R90 to a business meeting. I was wearing a white dress shirt....

Did you learn your lesson? Do you still ride with such an appalling disregard for appropriate protective clothing?

Perhaps the wasp is doing you a favour by highlighting how an air-mesh jacket would not only protect you from wasp stings (which according to this thread seem to be more common than I would have imagined) - but also will stop you leaving valuable quantities of skin behind on the road when the unthinkable happens and an inconsiderate driver 'helps' you to part company with your bike at speed!

(Does the term 'squid' mean anything to you?)

ETA: Sorry I dont mean to be condescending - just showing a genuine concern for the fuuture wellbeing of a fellow rider!
[ July 15, 2008: Message edited by: Alan Wanwierd ]
frank davis
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The zipper type accident is the most fearsome injury; but only back injuries have caused me to collapse to the ground. I'm not sure if it was the pain intensity that caused my legs to buckle under me or the injury to muscles. I think it was pain however, since I was able to get up and walk after 20 minutes. Both injuries were from weight lifting while bent forward.
Bert Bates

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Two things are a virtual tie for me:

1 - Impacted wisdom teeth
2 - pancreatitus


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