If you've ever been asked 'What's your pain on a scale of one to ten,' you know what I'm talking about.
I get this question quite regularly regarding arthritis, and every single time I stop and really think. You see, I have quite a hard time picking a number.
Since ten is supposed to be the worse pain you've ever felt, I try and stay away from 8, 9, 10 and most especially 11.
I'm very much used to my pain, though it's still pain none the less. But just so my doctor get's the point, I stay away from anything under 5.
So far I've elimated seventy per cent of the scale. This is where it gets tricky.
I almost always put my monthly pain in 7. Seven is 'A lot of pain, but I'm still making it day after day.' Also so they don't think I'm faking or something.
But 7 in and of itself is quite boring. I like to spice things up. On a bad month, I'll call it a 7.8. On a good, it will just be a 7 or maybe even a 6.5. But mostly, it's 7.4 or something. Just because the nurse hates when I do that. :)