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Describing Pain

Describing Pain

Pain is really difficult to describe. When you go to hospital — because of an acute problem or for an outpatient appointment of some kind or whatever — they often ask you to rate it on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being negligible and 10 being the worst pain you can imagine. There are a few problems with that, because pain’s super subjective: there’s an XKCD comic that summarises one problem rather well. And when you suffer from chronic…

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I’m From The Internet

I’m From The Internet

I pride myself of having read every single xkcd comic that has been drawn to this day, mostly when I was ill and nothing else to do. I’ll admit that quite a few of them I don’t get (too much advanced physics for me!) and some of them are rather rude, but the others… well, it’s impossible to choose a favourite. However, if I did have to, I’m rather fond of the ‘Online Communities’ ones. Here’s the first of them (with the original…

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