So I got a flu shot yesterday and I am such a baby! It HURT!
mind you, i don't think of myself as a wimp. i'll take a great deal of pain before i crack. its just that it doesn't take much to cause me a lot of pain...
I have to watch that....I used to be really "proud" of that - I thought it meant I was tough. Now, I just know it's a real asset in ultra-marathon events, and it means I have to be smarter than the average bear to keep assessing whether "I'm hurt" or "this hurts" - there's a difference. It's way cool to be so smart, you don't have to be "tough" and you're faster and stronger than the "tough" people because they're always injured and slowing down.
Yeah, having a high threshold is NOT a good thing. I went thru 4 day of hell with the kidney stone thing...don't know if y'all remember me disappearing from the the board and ending up in the hospital two years ago.
As a child, I experimented with the pain thing alot. I started getting braver & braver...to the point where I eventually jumped off a three story apartment building onto concrete. I broke both my ankles and endured endless teasing from family members about having to crawl like a baby...cause I was so "stupid"...and unfortunately, I have tons of those kind of stories.
I feel sorry for my poor mother - my brother is just as bad but then his are always accidents. I wonder tho, if we aren't prone to accidents b/c we'd take a bigger risk than someone with a lower threshold...Go.
For other, more frequent pains, I've got a much higher tolerance level. My knees have to get really bad before they slow me down too much. I actually walked around with a broken bone in my foot for quite some time before I ever decided I needed to see a doctor.