Pain - Page 5




View Poll Results :What do you think?
Pain is weakness leaving the body 11 23.91%
Pain is a state of mind 13 28.26%
Both 7 15.22%
other 4 8.70%
Nulli, you think too much 11 23.91%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

 
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Pain
 
August 28th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Pain
Pain is that little voice in your head that tells you to get up off that cherry red wood burning stove.

Here's a real test of endurance.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - As he sawed through the final strands of his own tissue and skin with a dull blade, Aron Ralston was overcome with emotion, awash in a wave of euphoria unlike anything he'd felt before.

Malnutrition and dehydration, delirium, searing pain - none of it registered anymore. Held captive by a half-ton boulder at the bottom of a narrow canyon for five days, Ralston freed himself by severing his own arm, gaining an unexpected second chance at life.

Heading out on a relatively benign - at least to an experienced mountaineer such as Ralston - hike through a slot canyon in the Utah desert in April 2003, Ralston became trapped when a chockstone dislodged and trapped his right arm. With little food, less water and virtually no chance of being rescued, Ralston used drastic means to extend his life, from drinking his own urine to rigging ropes and webbing to support his weight.

Unable to budge the boulder with a makeshift pulley system or break it with a multi-tool, Ralston escaped by torquing his arm against the rock to break his bones, then ripping through his decaying flesh with a small, dull knife.

His bloody stump wrapped in a makeshift sling, Ralston rappelled down a 60-foot drop, then hiked six miles through the desert before an improbable sequence of events, including stumbling across a family of hikers and getting to a helicopter just in time, helped save his life.
August 28th, 2005  
mzspaztastic
 
 
wow, thats an incredible story. gross, but drastic times call for drastic measures.
August 28th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mzspaztastic
wow, thats an incredible story. gross, but drastic times call for drastic measures.
He had a special arm built that enables him to climb and he's at again.
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Pain
August 28th, 2005  
mzspaztastic
 
 
wow, thats even better. it amazes me the determination that some people have.
August 28th, 2005  
mzspaztastic
 
 
saw this today and thought of this poll

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,166662,00.html
August 28th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
I know this can work because it has for thousands of years. There are religions based on meditation and the ability to ignore pain as we know it.
Real Buddhist monks have known this for many years. We've all seen the self immolation on TV and how the monks died with seeming tranquility.

"Pain has always been considered to be something passive that people experience," says Zubieta. "I think that what [the study] is showing is that there is an active control over what's happening with somebody's pain experience."