Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pain Threshold

She has a tiny spot on her nose, and she needs to have it biopsied for her own peace of mind. She freaks out about the pain of the local anaesthetic, the pain of the actual biopsy, the pain of the blue sheet over her face.
“You’re going to have to be brave” says the doctor
“Well I gave birth to my two children without anything much, so I should be fine” she reasons
“Wow. I would have had an epidural, for sure” marvels the (male) doctor
“Oh, I had one of those”

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