I worked with a young bobby who half severed his toe stubbing itnon the furniture at home. The docs saved it, but apparently its now so deformed even Hannibal Lecter wouldn't consider eating it. Im pretty sure he wears slippers indoors now.
I passed a kidney stone one night when I was in my late teens. I peed blood and then got those pains. It was the most excruciating pain that I have ever experienced. I was bucketing sweat and had to bite down on a piece of wood to avoid screaming and waking up my family. Fortunately, it only lasted for 4 or 5 hours!
Snapped my right ankle, leaving it twisted inwards at over 45°. They'd to pull it straight without anything to numb the area or the pain whilst doing it. Gave it a 9 on the scale of 1 - 10.
In the weeks that followed, just standing up pushed that down the pain scale. It took a few minutes for the pain to ease. Taking a real effort just to avoid ending up on the floor. The crutches taking most of the weight.
TOTALLY agree. I passed a tiny bit of grit - hardly a stone even, maybe it was pea/pee gravel! - as I was standing in the shower with water as hot as I could stand coursing down my back, vomiting from the pain.
In some respects I suppose I was " lucky" in that investigations revealed a kidney tumour. This led to the removal of that kidney and ureter on that side. Spent about a month in the old Glasgow Western level 7 which was more or less a death sentence. That was 1981 I have survived so far.