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I was with a friend recently who was awaiting a craniotomy. We were in the OR holding area when the nurse came in and asked him "How would you rate your pain on a scale of zero to ten with zero... Read More

  1. Visit  suseliz profile page
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    I hate the pain scale. I have asked many a patient how they would rate their pain reminding them a 10 is how they would feel if they were run over by a truck. Then the lady who was chatting on her cell phone, perfectly made up and hair done, looked me in the eye and said, "10!".
    When I was in the ER a year ago with diverticulitis, the ER doctor asked me to rate my pain. Having a high pain tolerance, I said "4". Then she looked at my chart, saw that I was tachycardic, my BP was 190/110, and I had a fever. She sent the nurse in with IV dilaudid. When I got home I crawled into bed and realized I must have been having more pain that I thought because of the amount of pain relief I got.
    My husband was hospitalized several months ago. He was dying of cancer. The nurses asked him about pain frequently and gave him medications for complaints I never heard before. When he was discharged home to hospice he was so goofy I was afraid for his safety. I adjusted his pain meds down and gave them regularly. He was as comfortable as I could get him and I got my husband back for a few days before he died.
  2. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    Quote from suseliz
    I hate the pain scale. I have asked many a patient how they would rate their pain reminding them a 10 is how they would feel if they were run over by a truck. Then the lady who was chatting on her cell phone, perfectly made up and hair done, looked me in the eye and said, "10!".
    When I was in the ER a year ago with diverticulitis, the ER doctor asked me to rate my pain. Having a high pain tolerance, I said "4". Then she looked at my chart, saw that I was tachycardic, my BP was 190/110, and I had a fever. She sent the nurse in with IV dilaudid. When I got home I crawled into bed and realized I must have been having more pain that I thought because of the amount of pain relief I got.
    My husband was hospitalized several months ago. He was dying of cancer. The nurses asked him about pain frequently and gave him medications for complaints I never heard before. When he was discharged home to hospice he was so goofy I was afraid for his safety. I adjusted his pain meds down and gave them regularly. He was as comfortable as I could get him and I got my husband back for a few days before he died.
    I'm sorry for your loss.

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