Monday, April 19, 2010

O -- Owies

This is going to be a complete and total random blog about “OUCH!” It’s interesting to think about pain tolerance and how each individual handles pain in different ways. Thankfully, I think I have some strong pain tolerance.

Needles don’t bother me. I’m usually the one watching the needle go into my arm. I do have to admit that I had an IV a few years back that did hurt, but come to find out, the nurse missed my vein so all of the medication was being saturated into my skin. My hand was swollen as big as Mickey Mouse’s. It was crazy to see the contrast between my hands.

One thing I haven’t experienced yet is child birth. I hope I’m half the woman my mom was with us. She had all three of us naturally with no drugs at all. Dang, that’s tough.

As I said, needles don’t bother me. While I won’t pierce anything other than my ears, I do have several piercings in them. I have two in each lobe, one in my right tragus and two in my left cartilage. I have to admit, nothing hurt worse than the cartilage being pierced. The cleaning was the most painful.

Also, while we are on the subject of “ouch”, how many like to put their characters they write about through physical torture, heck, and even mental torture? (Of course we do, otherwise there wouldn’t be much to write about.) I’m almost scared to admit this (please don’t think I’m a sadist or something), but I love to read about a character, usually a male, getting hurt. Even on TV. Seeing the main character have something happen to them is great. Of course, nothing that will kill them.

I’m not crazy, I swear! I have several friends I write with who agree with me on this. Physical torture and mental torture sell. In TV, in movies, in fiction. I guess it’s just the thought of the character enduring such tribulations that makes us want to read on to make sure that they’ll get the care they need. Maybe that’s just how women are. We have that nurturing instinct where we just want to help. I’m not sure, and honestly, I can’t believe I’ve admitted this on my blog.

As I said, I swear I’m not crazy!


Ellie said...

You love the agony and builds character and then we can see him/her own up to the challenge and face the odds of
getting revenge! Ouch! I deal with pain daily, but still certain things make me cringe.(daily=back pain)

Needles yeah, they use to bother me, but now it is snakes!

Mary McDonald said...

I don't know what you're talking about. Who does this...this...
torture thing to poor defenseless characters? ;-)

I'm fairly stoic when it comes to needles, but there are some things I'm not good about.

Bud Ezekiel H. said...

well...i deal with physical pain daily. for some of us, we have to learn pain management. heart/mind torture is the absolute worst though. i remember someone saying once if you want to know what child birth is like for a woman, this is what you do.

1. take both hands and pinch your lower lip until you are screaming/crying.

2. then while still pinching and holding the lip....pull it as far as you can away from your face. then stretch it over your head!

thinking of that above? your mom deserves a medal of honor!!!

ModernDayDrifter said...

Yeah, my mom is a tough gal!

Ellie, that's exactly right about why we like "owies." Thanks for putting it into words since I couldn't really think of it.

Mary, yeah, I think I learned it from you! LOL j/k! I think you just helped me try and perfect it! ;-)