Am I the only one whose worst pain so far has been labor? Man, I must be a wimp! LOL Then again, I've never broken a major bone or had major surgery or had a painful disease like IBS, so I don't have much to compare it to. Mine was "got put on pitocin and then epi didn't work" like Stacey's, and I hear that pitocin makes things hurt worse....but yeah, my last labor was no bueno. I'm amazed by all of you tough girls like "Labor schmabor, let me tell you about REAL pain..." LOL
ETA: To the people talking about finger sticks... I loathe those as well. I used to let the students at my old job practice drawing blood on me but there was no way in hell I let them practice finger sticks. I always felt so bad when I had to do Coumadin checks on patients.
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Ooooh, the finger prick thing makes me feel a little less wimpy. I prick my finger 4x a day every day because of my gestational diabetes. Ooooh yeah, who's the tough girl now?
It takes 12 pounds of grain and 2500 gallons of water to produce ONE POUND of beef.
Livestock generates 65% of all human-related nitrous oxide, which is 296 times more warming to the environment than carbon dioxide; 37% of all human-related methane, which 23 times as warming as CO2; and 64 percent of ammonia, which contributes significantly to acid rain.
"If you care about the planet, it's actually better to eat a salad in a Hummer than a cheeseburger in a Prius."
-- Bill Maher
I am a firm believer that pain your body is designed to have (i.e. childbirth) is way different then pain your body is not supposed to have (i.e. broken bones, disease). So, I think comparing them is like comparing apples to oranges.
I had Russian Muscle Stim in therapy this summer to try to get my Quadriceps muscle to remember how to work again after surgery. This looks like what the guys were getting subjected to in the video. Let me tell you it sucks! I could only tolerate 10 minutes each session. I think those guys did great to last 2 hrs.