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I chomped down on a gobstopper about a month back and, without realising it, broke part of one of my back teeth off.

Weeks pass. This Monday, I'm sat watching an episode of Monk (bloody brilliant, by the way) and manage to prang the aforementioned tooth with a Dorito. Cue two hours of unbridled agony, whimpering, screaming and throwing stuff around the front room while I wait on an emergency dentist's appointment.

When I finally get my appointment they tell me the tooth needs pulling. The procedure took nearly an hour! They had to jab me with anasthetic THREE times before my mouth went numb. They had to crack my tooth into bits with a drill and spent an awful lot of time wiggling the contents of my mouth about. "Don't worry," says my dentist, "once the anaesthetic wears off you'll feel a little pain but much less than you felt before."

When my anaesthetic wears off a mere hour and a half later I'm in approximately twice the amount of agony I was in before and I'm drooling blood. Fantastic! I got about two hours of sleep! My face still hurts two days later: like someone threw a brick at me.

I've had an eyebrow split open by a blow to the head with a hockey stick. I've been hit by a car while riding my bike. I've fallen face first into a freshly gritted road. Nothing, however, has quite managed to be as awesomely painful as having a tooth pulled out. Yowch.

Posted on 2006-03-29 15:59:46


You've never had a Kidney Stone, obviously.

Posted on 2006-03-29 19:07:15


Take a small glass tube, shove it up your urethra, and then crush the tube inside your penis.

Take your balls, lay them on a tree stump, and then smash them with a hammer.

Anyone else?

Posted on 2006-03-29 20:37:03


I find it interesting how McGrue addresses it as Kidney Stone, as a proper noun kidney stone of certain distinction.

Having heard accounts from friends, kidney stones are absolutely some form of torture.

Though the tooth story sounds really excruciatingly bad too. Sorry to hear about that.

Posted on 2006-03-29 23:24:24


When you've had one, you cannot help but recognize them as sentient, malicious entities.

Also, Lore: do not knock it until you have tried it.

Posted on 2006-03-30 11:51:55


Thankfully, I have not experienced the - ahem - "joy" of having a kidney stone. Having to wait a mere two hours for my tooth to be extracted, having a kidney stone as well would probably drive me completely and utterly insane.

I mean, I haven't been coding my game for the last couple of days simply because it's so hard to concentrate properly with swollen gums. It's like having some male equivalent to PMT: I snap at the slightest thing. Grr.

Posted on 2006-03-30 16:37:30


PMT doesn't exist. That's just the way women are.

Posted on 2006-03-30 18:24:38


Quote:Originally posted by mcgrue

PMT doesn't exist. That's just the way women are.

Secretly, I'd noticed. It's just that if I'd brought it up, one of them might have bitten my head off or something.

Posted on 2006-04-01 17:16:54


I've heard that kidney stones are a lot like child birth. Which is definitely at the top of my painful memories...

Once, a yard dart got stuck, yes, STUCK, in my forehead. I still have the scar. That is number two for me.

But teeth getting pulled- I've never experienced it. The way you described it makes me never want to. I've never even had a cavity. But you're making my teeth ache simply thinking about it. I hope you never experience that again... And I hope I never experience it even once. Fucking ouch...

Posted on 2006-04-01 21:00:18


The urologist said that all of the women who'd birthed said the kidney stone was worse.

Babies might be uncomfortable to pass, but the cooter is all designed for it. Kidneys are not designed to be blocked. :(

Posted on 2006-04-01 23:24:40


Eh, either way- Childbirth and kidney stones, they both must hurt like hell.

I can't compare the pain if I've never experienced them both.

All I know is that I never want to.

Posted on 2006-04-02 00:40:02


Oh, and P.S. Child birth isn't THAT bad. I mean. It fucking hurts. But it's worth it. You don't feel the pain once you hold your baby.

I don't think the pain stopped if they held their kidney stones... ha. So. It probably is worse.

Posted on 2006-04-02 00:42:16


At least you get something after child birth (ie. a child). After an hour of drilling, pulling and loud cracking noises, all I got was the bill for the work and a cotton swab. A complimentary copy of Resident Evil: Deadly Silence would have certainly eased my pain. Or a free haircut. Maybe.

Anyway, several days on and the pain has subsided to a dull ache. I don't have to drink tea with a straw any more! Happy days.

A couple more days and it won't hurt at all. (cross my fingers). Only problem is, I have to book an appointment to have the tooth behind the pulled one looked at soon: apparently I might need it filled. Let's hope that's at least half as painful as having it yanked out of my head.

Posted on 2006-04-02 18:00:57


Well I've had a kidney stone and yeah... hurts like hell. I am normally *quite* tolerant to pain, but this time, not enough.

The pain would come in bursts; in a state of crisis, it was impossible to do *anything*, including sleeping. At least, pre-operation, they'd give me shots of demerol, which is the god of all painkillers!

But post-operation (it still hurts like hell for like a week after), all I had were crappy empracet pills which didn't do shit.

I imagine childbirth to be slightly less painful BUT they cannot give you demerol, so in the end, it's probably comparable. However, as mentionned, you get no child to hold after the stone is out; plus they can't even tell you what to do or not to do if you want to avoid having another one later on... just great!

Posted on 2006-04-10 11:34:53



I was given heroin morphine!

Posted on 2006-04-10 12:33:35


Demerol is considered to be stronger, although morphine is more addictive. I don't know what makes them pick one or the other... but I sure loved my demerol :D

Posted on 2006-04-13 16:22:24


Yeah. I wanted more as soon as I came down, but I realized that I really, really craved it. And then I was all "...oh, my."

Posted on 2006-04-13 22:25:15



Or at least demand codeine between agonized screams and wails as you start thrashing around wildly knocking over chairs and tables and expensive dental equipment in a maelstrom of tooth-related violence.

Posted on 2006-04-26 21:19:54 (last edited on 2006-04-26 21:22:26)


Leave it to Khross for valuable insight on exploiting a situation to obtain controlled substances !

edit: tanceo? WTF^^

Posted on 2006-04-27 20:11:17 (last edited on 2006-04-30 14:45:10)


If I just corrupt one child it will all be worth while.

Posted on 2006-04-27 21:13:29

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