Originally Posted by MrG
My recent bout with dry socket might be the worst pain I've ever felt (though this may be influenced by the fact that it's so recent). It was what I'd imagine a root canal to feel like sans anesthesia. I've heard it compared to child birth more than once. It hurt worse than when I fell on my thumb, dislocated it, and popped it back in on my own.
I think I'm winning here... I'd rate a dry socket, second most pain i've had, 5, at the most vs mine's 10. I was 14 or 15, I was night skiing with one of my friends. Going as fast as I could and hit a nearly invisible "grooming error aka big ice jump" just as the hill started to get steep so I got an enormous amount of air. My friend said I was a good deal above the top of his head. I hit the ground, and rolled for 4-5 seconds. I told my friend I think I broke my leg, and he was like "it doesn't look broken... see what happens if you move it?" and when I tried to move m leg upwards, I noticed a bump forming at the UNDERSIDE of my leg. I realized my leg was entirely spun around. So, I broke my femur, my leg spun around so I cut up lots of the muscles in my legs pretty badly, luckily I didn't hit my femoral artery. And now I'm on top of a hill having to get dragged down, horrible horrible horrible. The bone pain was constant and searing, and the muscle spasms were unbearably painful. Got to the hospital, shot up with loads of morphine, cue 4-5 month recovery period with pain every day and little to no walking. PS I'd be willing to bet this was worse than childbirth... If you haven't broken a bone this large and torn most of your leg muscles at the same time, you just cannot comprehend.
I don't even know what happened I was on my last run down the hill and I ws heaidng to my right when the next thing I know I feel the worst impact I have ever felt. I was to my left and literally wrapped around one of the snow fence posts, sliding into the ditch, the only thing keeping me from falling into the ditch was the post and me bracing my hands against the snow fence. That was the most terrify thing that has ever happend to me. I knew instantly my femur was broken, that is the worst pain, it was worse than childbirth. Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/healt...#ixzz0hog1atrD