Tag Archives: Pain Management

Post-Op Pain Differs by Gender


Post-Op Pain Differs by Gender

Pain is a complex issue. There are physiological as well as psychological and cultural issues at play in the perception, tolerance, and admission of pain. This makes it a very difficult matter to study, but this does not deter researchers from attempting it, and what they have recently found is that men and women report different levels of pain after surgical procedures. Women tend to report greater pain after minor procedures, whereas men report more pain after major surgeries. More… Discuss

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A comment, (poetic thought by George-B)


A comment, (poetic thought by George-B)

Pain unscaleable,
unquantifiable on a scale from 1-10
with faces drawn 
more or less happy,
and some sad,

pain that hides in its own shadow,
become its shadow,

cut the branch we’ve landed on, to rest for a while…
While… all you can do
is imagine being painless for a quantum of an eternal moment:  
a note may be, or an entire song,
a rhyme, or even an entire poem,
While… letting go and sharing pain free,
glamourless, natural,
denuded of inhumanity,
hoping that you may be understood, taken seriously,
at face value,
as an immortal soul – in the making,
a mortal – body in the making,
as a star  – in the making,
a universe – in the making,
as a molecule – in the making,
a Rigs Boson – in the making ,
God in the making,
as an…!
(Exhale 1-2-3-4 [Held Breath 1-2] Inhale 1-2-3-4 [Hold Breath] REPEAT…n times)