Pain scale

I’ve just smoked a ball of opium – no pain (no conversation either, but oh well)

note to anyone reading this. I smoked opium precisely once, ten years ago, and while I’m glad I did it for archival and educational purposes I have no interest in doing that again because candidly it was about the best I ever felt, and we all know how that goes

usual amount of pain from joints which never goes away and sometimes moves up the scale



chest pain from humiliation or breakup <— mental, but it still fucking hurts

IBS flare up


gall bladder colic

broken shoulder

L5-S1 disc blowout

childbirth – LOTS OF PAIN