If your posting in the chronic pain forum. Then generally your pretty seasoned with pain, and pain scales.
It just blows my mind when a member says, my pain is bouncing between a 5 and a 10. Even a 5 and a 9 is all over the board.
My P.M. Doc. Jokes with me about different patients. And 1 that walked in sat down in a chair. And when the Doc. came in and asked her what her pain level was. She said between a 10, and 11.
He told me why don't these patients get real. You experienced a 10 many times. But never unless your on a drip system in a hospital bed.
Do they think I'm going to give them something extra? Not unless a ambulance brought them in on a gurney!
They need to get real is it a 5. Or a 5-6. And don't they know there is no 11 on that scale.
People get real! It is irritating!
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