It still hurts

English: "Cocaine toothache drops", ...
English: “Cocaine toothache drops”, 1885 advertisement of cocaine for dental pain in children. United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A few days ago I bruised the little toe on my right foot and it hurt like mad. It is still hurting as I write this. Physical pain can at times be unbearable and we say there is nothing quite like the pain of toothache but I say not for I know and have experienced all sorts of pain which in their own way are just as painful. I heard about this guy, whether it was on television or on the Internet I’m not sure but he could switch off his senses so that he could even have an operation without the use of an anaesthetic of any description. That seems impossible but in fact is true. I also saw a video which was on the Internet about people in the far east who insert all kinds of strange things through their cheeks, noses, ears and skin and in every conceivable part of the body in the name of a ritual of one kind or another. It hurt just to look at them doing it! One guy had pierced his cheeks and then over time expanded the holes to 100mm or more and had to fit rings in them to stop the skin collapsing. You could see his teeth from the side of his face! I for the life of me cannot figure out why people would do such a thing to their body. We have all no doubt seen those people from Africa who insert wooden plates into their lower lips to enlarge them. To them it is attractive but to us it seems the opposite. Surely it must hurt them in some way? I’ve seen adult males in this country who have inserted large rings into their ear lobes too. I think to myself.’What if they do such things when young and then regret it in later life?’ I see people totally covered in tattoos and those who disfigure their faces so they look ‘devilish’ or cat-like, even going so far as to have false horns implanted in their foreheads and ‘vampire’-like fangs implanted in their mouths to complete the effect. Some even have their teeth filed into shape!

English: Hamlin's Wizard Oil, the greatest fam...
English: Hamlin’s Wizard Oil, the greatest family remedy for rheumatism, neuralgia, toothache, headache, diphtheria, sore throat, lame back, sprains, bruises, corns, cramps, colic, diarrhœa and all pain and inflammation. Sold by all druggists. Advertising for turn-of-the-century miracle cure, chromolithograph by Hughes Lithographers, Chicago. Undated, estimated to be from around 1890. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Imagine trying to find employment after undergoing such disfigurement. They either do not work or have enough money in the bank not to have to! Then there are those women who undergo plastic surgery so often that they become permanently disfigured and those who have breast implant after breast implant to acquire the largest size possible. In my opinion such large breasts make them look ridiculous rather than attractive. Having a slim waist is desireable for many women but one took it to extremes trying to achieve a tiny waist. All she has succeeded in doing is to compress her internal organs so much that they are in danger of failing her. She has to remain in her tiny corset because her own body can no longer support itself! Extreme measures like these must be painful and I wonder why people wish to inflict such pain upon themselves. Stubbing my little toe is more than enough pain for me thank you very much!

Shirley Anne

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Author: Shirley Anne

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2 thoughts on “It still hurts”

  1. Sorry to hear about your little toe. I do the same thing occasionally, and always when I’ve been too much of a hurry to pop slippers on. And the immediate pain is remarkable. So I really sympathise.


  2. Good morning Lucy! Gosh you are up bright and early too! Actually I have been up since six, just couldn’t stay in bed any longer. Yes, as I write this my right foot is still painful but now it is due to water retention protecting my little tootsie. Today, apart from mowing the lawn, I am having a day of rest. No doubt you will be off somewhere exploring the Welsh surroundings (if you have made it thus far that is). Have a nice day.

    Shirley Anne x

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