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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Better Way to Rate Your Pain!

From Hyperbole and a Half:

Print this out and take it to your next doctor's appointment. When asked to rate your pain on a scale of one to ten, use this visual representation and the accompanying descriptions. This "10-scale" is so much easier to explain.



1:  I am completely unsure whether I am experiencing pain or itching or maybe I just have a bad taste in my mouth.

2:  I probably just need a Band Aid.

3:  This is distressing.  I don’t want this to be happening to me at all.

4:  My pain is not fucking around.

5:  Why is this happening to me??

6:  Ow.  Okay, my pain is super legit now.

7:  I see Jesus coming for me and I’m scared.

8:  I am experiencing a disturbing amount of pain.  I might actually be dying. Please help.

9:  I am almost definitely dying.

10:  I am actively being mauled by a bear.

11: Blood is going to explode out of my face at any moment.

Too Serious For Numbers:  You probably have Fibromyalgia.  It appears that you may also be suffering from Stigmata and/or pinkeye.

Gentle hugs and wishes it was just itches,
Jessi

8 comments:

  1. This is great, Jessi!! I love it! Would you mind if I repost it on my blog, with a link to your blog giving you credit (of course), but with a few of the words changed?

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  2. I love it!! Please post to Tumblr; I must reblog!! I will defs take this to my next specialist appointment, it'll be very useful.

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  3. I love this pain scale! It is SO MUCH more accurate than the one my dr uses...and she'd appreciate the descriptions. I'll have to bring it to her.

    May I repost on my blog as well?

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  4. Yes, she is a genius for posting it but she DID NOT write it! This was made, drawn and written by ALLIE BROSH OF HYPERBOLE AND A HALF! IF YOU WANT PERMISSION TO POST IT, ASK HER!

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  5. Rochelle said...
    This is great, Jessi!! I love it! Would you mind if I repost it on my blog, with a link to your blog giving you credit (of course), but with a few of the words changed?

    MARCH 31, 2010 8:32 AM

    by the way, you don't give her credit you give Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a half credit!

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  6. Credit to the blog "Hyperbole and a Half" is, and always has been, at the top of this post and links to her blog.

    No, I did not write this. I saw it posted on Tumblr without credit to the original author, I tracked down who actually wrote it (and drew those hilarious faces), and I posted it with a "From Hyperbole and a Half" and a link.

    Once I found Allie's blog I fell in love with it. It's so funny and original! If you haven't checked it out, I encourage you to do so. Just follow the link that is, and always has been, at the top of this post.

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