Originally posted by RyanFromCan
The reality is, the great pain would not actually be there for very long at all, the nature of the nervous system would put a person into shock, and that would deaden the senses to the point where though feeling ill, and cold, the pain would be manageable to a degree, and the cutting would be terribly uncomfortable, but I am not saying by any means, it would be enjoyable.
The impression of pain for the reader (or viewer) is more of the squeamish function at work than in the actual situation.
Could I do the same, probably, do I ever really want to know, that would be a big fat NO!
To be honest, I probably would not wait 6 days, as generally, after 3 days of no water, you brain ceases to function properly as the chemicals and proteins become imbalanced.
Originally posted by RobinB022
All pain being subjective your answers would be very individual, but nobody can say what they would do in the same situation unless they were actually in this-or a similar scenario.
I think I would cut off my nose to spite my face..and actually I have
Originally posted by Iamschist
I don't think I could do it, personally. I am a coward of the first magnitude. I can't imagine what he went through and what kind of fortitude it took to do what he did. As one poster said, maybe his chemistry was off enough, it skewed his perceptions. It is a lesson for those who are cocky and daredevil types. Let people know where you are going and when you expect to be back, and don't go off doing silly things alone in the wild.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Lucky guy, his pain only lasted a few days.
Some people live with it for their entire lives.
Not to make light of his suffering as I'm sure it was horrendous.
I've been watching my Dad suffering from stage 4 lung cancer for 8 months now and he's in awful pain all the time.
I'm not sure what point you're trying to make here Sugarcookie1, I know you have more than you're fair share of pain too.
I would rather suffer short term than long.
People with extensive burns probably suffer far more than he did.
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad i know its hard..I took care of my x mother in-law for my father in-law while he worked for months she had 4 different kinds of cancer she wouldn't have chemo and the pain was horrible and she had a hard time breathing i watched her waste away ..Hospice came in towards the end and kept her drugged and comfortable any way you put it it was hard so i understand what your going through..
I have some pain at times but I'm not sure what pain is really i was born with this so Ive never been normal ..I know people dont understand when i say this but i dont know what having a pain level is plus allot of it is covered up with huge amounts of prednisone..
I wasn't making a point on the thread it was just a good true story is all..
People with extensive burns i cant even imagine that pain i read not to long ago about a boy that was burned over 99% of his body and what he went though I'm not sure id have the will to live though what he went through..Thanks for posting..sugarcookie1
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
reply to post by sugarcookie1
I wasn't trying to belittle what the guy went through - it was worse than most of us can imagine. As to whether we would do the same under the circumstances is impossible to say unless you went through the exact same scenario.
I'm also having a bad day for pain, I've had an inflamed spinal cord for 4 years now and some days I would rather just not even wake up. Medications can only do so much and doctors are only willing to give you so many - which results in most cases of pain being ignored or severely under-medicated. It's the kind of hell I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
Sure it sucks, but I;m grateful to still be alive when I didn't think I would be. As long as some days are bearable life is worth staying around for. If it weren't for the good days I wouldn't stay around long.edit on 1-5-2012 by Asktheanimals because: (no reason given)