The question - What's The Worst Pain You've Ever Felt? - came up on the beach the other day.
Everyone loves hearing (and telling) stories of pain.. stories about stubbed toes and broken bones...
But I can't really say that I've ever been in any significant physical pain.
Whether this means I'm blessed, or haven't really lived life, or have a high pain threshold... I don't know... but I have never been in such pain that I'd label it THE WORST I've had.
Yes, my tattoo was painful for the first half hour of the needle piercing the skin on my shoulder blade... but it was bearable.. not like I was screaming and crying or anything... and after the first half hour, the area started to go numb anyway.
My impacted widsom tooth caused me a fever, and swollen jaw while I was in Krabi. But I took a couple of dodgy looking THAI (!!) painkillers and still managed to spend the rest of the holiday canoeing and island hopping even though my tooth kept throbbing.
Those experiences were not so much painful.. but more of a discomfort. I've never had kind of pain that literally makes you go crazy if it doesn't stop, or the kind of pain that brings you to tears. I should be happy that I've never broke my nose, or was a man and got kicked in the balls by Andre The Giant... right? But somehow I feel impoverished.
What about you? What's the worst physical pain you've ever felt?