Close to Home by John McPherson

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    Now that is a realistic pain chart!

  2. Jascat

    Jascat said, about 6 years ago

    ROFL!

  3. Margaret Flowers

    Margaret Flowers GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    I work in hospice……………think I will recommend this new pain scale for our organization.

  4. treBsdrawkcaB

    treBsdrawkcaB said, about 6 years ago

    tcayer - In 2001, I had a bad attack of kidney stones. When asked how I felt, I said that I felt like I was passing a Saguaro Cactus the size of Vermont. My wife was standing in line at the pharmacy to get my pain meds and talked to a woman with several children who had also had kidney stones. The other woman said that she’d rather have 10 more children than have another kidney stone. Then, years later, my wife had a C-section where air got trapped up inside her chest cavity. From the way she screamed and writhed in anguish, I believe that her pain was worse than my kidney stones.

  5. Jerrell Cotton

    Jerrell Cotton GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    Suffers from radiation sickness from all the tests by the time he got to the bottom of the list!!

  6. jtpozenel

    jtpozenel said, about 6 years ago

    Nice boxers buddy!

  7. poohbear8192

    poohbear8192 said, about 6 years ago

    A scale everybody can understand.

  8. Barbara Arthur

    Barbara Arthur said, about 6 years ago

    This is great! I am a nurse specialising in pain management. I would use this.

  9. bald 716

    bald 716 said, about 6 years ago

    my knee feels about a # 8 today, normally it is a #4

  10. ninetoes

    ninetoes said, about 6 years ago

    This must be the most realistic pain chart ever.

  11. Smiley R Mom

    Smiley R Mom GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    I love it! Because when I’m really hurting, it is harder to remember which direction the scale goes. Also would be helpful for people with limited language skills.

  12. franknbuns

    franknbuns said, about 6 years ago

    This chart is GREAT!

  13. said, about 6 years ago

    I think I have actually seen a chart like this in a doctor’s office.

  14. Imajs

    Imajs said, about 6 years ago

    What gets me is you say to the doctor, the pain is around a 9, he says that is GOOD because pain is an indicator of disease activity.

  15. Patricia Dugan

    Patricia Dugan said, about 6 years ago

    After spending 2mos in the hospital (3 emergency surgeries, biopsies, every friggin’ test known to mankind)…I got that sucka memorized. ;-p

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