Chart to Help Rate Pain

Allie Brosh wasn’t satisfied with the little charts they have in some emergency rooms to help describe to the doctor on a scale of 1-10 how much pain you’re in (like this one) so she made one which is much more…descriptive. The levels are as follows:

0: Hi.  I am not experiencing any pain at all.  I don’t know why I’m even here.

1: I am completely unsure whether I am experiencing pain or itching or maybe I just have a bad taste in my mouth.

2: I probably just need a Band Aid.

3: This is distressing.  I don’t want this to be happening to me at all.

4: My pain is not fucking around.

5: Why is this happening to me??

6: Ow.  Okay, my pain is super legit now.

7: I see Jesus coming for me and I’m scared.

8: I am experiencing a disturbing amount of pain.  I might actually be dying.  Please help.

9: I am almost definitely dying.

10: I am actively being mauled by a bear.

11: Blood is going to explode out of my face at any moment.

Too Serious For Numbers: You probably have ebola.  It appears that you may also be suffering from Stigmata and/or pinkeye.

Her entire explanation of the event is hilarious in the mildly whimsical/sarcastic way I love and really worth reading.


3 responses to “Chart to Help Rate Pain

  1. Pingback: Charting Pain « Anything under the sun in the life of a PT student's Blog

  2. I agree that this is probably a more accurate description of pain…certainly takes into account the emotional aspect and the anxiety associated with pain!

  3. Hi! I like your post. I’ll post it in my fb. thanks.

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