Still Open #2

Always Open: Still Open #2

We’re still open for you, FIRST members! Join us for our second episode of Still Open, where Barbara Dunkelman, Mica Burton, Blaine Gibson, and Mariel Salcedo discuss the worst pain they’ve ever been in.

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  • CitySelby FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I'm with Mica here. Went on BC as a virgin in high school because of severe dysmenorrhea- nausea, couldn't stand up straight, and my parents for the longest time thought I was faking to get out of school.


    Also, just to clarify: the lining is the endometrium. Endometriosis is where a woman's body forms that stuff outside of the uterus, and the blood that gets stored in it doesn't have anywhere to go once her cycle gets around to that point. It can actually be pretty dangerous, depending on where it forms.

  • Roxierocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Games Writer

    3 months ago

    I have a condition on my right arm, somehow the muscle deteriorated and left a big hole on my wrist and which causes my tendons to swell sometimes and cause a lot of pain to the point that I have to take constant medication to make it bearable. The way I found out about this about five or six years ago is, until this day, the worst pain I ever felt. I fell down and used my arms parry the fall, which made all my weight be thrown to my forearms and it bruised my wrists. Until I finally went to the doctor (two months later because I'm dumb) I was in severe pain, I took all kind of drugs to stop it but it never worked. The pain was so bad that I had nightmares about my arm being chopped off for months

  • Coulomb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I like... stubbed my toe pretty bad once. Got a small burn on my hand. Hit my head on a corner. I don't know why I'm so disappointed at not having been in extreme pain.

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Kupo!

    4 months ago

    Why are most guys so uncomfortable when women talk about their periods?


    said the guy who grew up around his sister and mother who never minced words...

  • WillyBob FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    OM GOSH!! I always have the "lining" come out! I thought it was normal!

  • powerfulstrokes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    anal for sure

  • APrecursor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    My first girlfriend broke her ankle by jumping.


    How that happens I do not understand.

  • Cozzimon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Kidney stones! Who know something a millimeter in size could make you think you were going to die. 

    It was February in Virginia I live by myself, I felt like I was being stabbed in the side, needing to puke and pee non-stop. Drove myself to the hospital with a bucket in my lap and almost slipped on ice in flip flops because I forgot real shoes. 2 doses or morphine later, still in pain. Eventually it passed. It was the worst. 

  • afinley92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I'm 24 years old and have a form of arthritis that affects my joints, mainly in my toes and feet. Last year, late September, I got a phone call that some blood work came back abnormal and it looked like my kidneys and liver were in bad shape. I get this news at work and got pretty emotional and just had to leave I was so worried. Had a biopsy and everything came back normal and was told it was probably just because of all the over the counter pain medications I was having to take just to manage working a 40 hour week. Well a few days later I get a pain in my foot that is so severe that I cannot put any pressure on it at all without going into tears. I saw multiple specialists all who couldn't figure out what was wrong, so I was unable to walk for about 9 months. I eventually went to Physical Therapy and had to learn how to walk again. I was out of work for a year, trying whatever any doctor recommended, eventually to where my big toe joint was swollen to the size of a golf ball and fluid was building up and eventually the skin tore and all the blood came out.  Just to end this wall of text, turns out I have Gout, a super painful form of arthritis, and now I can only work 3 days a week, every other day, for 4-5 hour shifts. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. It's super depressing and debilitating and sucks having to rely on someone to get around and make your food and bring you medicine constantly.

  • BinHong FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Legit Purpose

    4 months ago

    Gallstones. 

  • tankgoesrawr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Worst pain for me would have to be my cluster headaches. Mind you there is a nickname for them and they are called suicide headaches. I was in so much pain crying and screaming one night I just fell asleep because the pain was so much. It's a pain along the entire right side of my face with pressure/burning feeling behind my eye. Just a constant stabbing pain. They can last anywhere from 30 min to an hour.

    • Obsolete13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      yeah i know those all too well, its just terrible

  • TwistedDoggeh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Two worst pain stories come to mine for me. My cramps during my time of the month are usually manageable. One particular time though my period started the last day of an anime convention (ACen in Chicago) and it was very crowded and very hot in the dealers hall. My friend was already at her car waiting on me to wrap up my shopping when the cramps just hit me. I texted her and told her that we needed to leave. My route to the car included a sky bridge from the convention center to the parking garage, lovingly called the hall that never ends. Halfway there I felt like I was gonna pass out and just gave up. I was in so much pain. My friend left the car to rescue me. Once I cooled down with some A/C I felt so much better. Being a girl sucks some time.


    My second is something that actually happens fairly regularly. My kneecap regularly subluxes. Which is kinda like a minor dislocation. This usually happens if I'm kneeling down on something like a mattress or couch. My knee sorta "locks up" in the bent position. Its so incredibly painful to straighten out. Once I do fix it though my knee cap shifts back into place with an audible and extremely painful "pop" and goes right back to feeling 100% better. I've had xrays and doctors are just like "lol idk what your problems is good luck bye".

  • sarahsourire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    My worst pain ever is a tie between cramps (which were made WAY WORSE by ovarian cysts) and burning my wrist on a 500 degree oven (second degree burns on a part of your body that bends REALLY HURTS.)

  • 1000MCHIEF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Follow @AH_Michael_dick

    4 months ago

    Worst pain.... back injury(good chunk of my vertebra was either slightly twisted or slightly dislocated) and then when I dislocated my rib. FUCK those pain.

  • PEASANT_LORD Ultimate Procrastinator

    4 months ago

    I get horrible chronic migraines a lot. And one night i was trying to sleep and suddenly pain just exploded in the top of my brain, it felt like someone ha caved my skull in and stabbed a knife through my head, this went on for about 40 mins and painkillers do nothing for me. I was panicking and crying, i honestly thought i was gonna die that night. The only other severe pain i remember is also a brain one, when i was in 7th grade i got kicked off my lounge by my brother and smacked my head on a table then the tiles, the next day at school i was eating lunch then started violently vomiting. Found out i had a really bad concussion and i couldn't eat or drink anything, id just come right back up, so my head hurt like all hell and my stomach was so sore cause of all the vomiting. 

  • Zazie122 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Most pain I've ever been in is probably after having back surgery (scoliosis is fun). I don't really remember it and I was jacked up on morphine and other drugs but I vaguely remember when they tried to get me to walk up stairs for the first time after the surgery and I was in so much pain I was crying. Walking itself was hard because I was so stiff.


    Of course, I've also had major heart surgery and I'm sure I was in a lot of pain after those (especially the one I had when I was a child), but I don't remember. Thank god for painkillers.

  • KelliferReds FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT accepted my Blood $

    4 months ago

    In the spirit of sharing but also being annoyed because I wrote my story out and accidentally deleted it. church2 here is a list! : 

    1. migraines. I have chronic migraines, and they are... not fun
    2. I once fell on ceramic and slit my thigh open. the pain didnt really hit until they administered some anesthetic and it didnt properly spread before they started stitching me up. 
    3. I had some really severe pain in my back and stomach area. I kept sort of brushing it away because im an idiot who thinks theyre bad ass and feels no pain. until it got so bad i was vomiting and just not great. Apparently, I was very near Kidney Failure. 


     starGet checked out by doctors kids!  star
  • dchild59 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Kinky stone! 

  • Jessieatscheese FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Sorry fellow First members. I'm not going to read your stories because I will more than likely throw up. <3

  • Squiggy888 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Trophy Finder

    4 months ago

    Oh lawdy.  In the spirit of everyone else sharing their beautiful pain stories, here's mine.


    I do full contact sword fighting (Think larping, but we just beat each other with sticks, and to make ourselves not feel like nerds, we call it a sport), and I was at a week long event in Idaho.  Day two of the event, I dove at someone, went down full body weight straight onto my shoulder, and cracked it.  My muscle was torn up in my rotator cuff, my shoulder was cracked, and I was in the middle of nowheresville Idaho, and I sat around for a week complaining about the pain.  Went and got an X ray and everything when I finally got home, and if I hadn't waited so long, I may not have become a cripple.  My shoulder is permanently damaged.  YAAAAY!

  • Jpalivoda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    i accidentally started counting the number of times Mariel said the word "like" and now it fucks with me

  • AmericanSneakers FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Another softball story. I broke and dislocated my pinky playing softball in a freak accident. The tip fractured in two places and the joint was dislocated so bad I needed to have surgery to set it back into place followed by three months of therapy to get back near full range of motion in the finger...I didn't know that was a thing until it happened. The pain didn't come until after the surgery. I had an external pin put in and my dog would, at least once a week, bump me into walls or doors and cause me to hit the pin, which was by far more painful than breaking it in the first place .

  • Zednanref FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    My answer: When I was about 9 or 10 I was at my cousin's and we were jumping on a trampoline.  I went to do a belly flop and the way I landed my chest stayed down but my butt bounced up.  My back ended up completely bending to the point that my ass hit the back of my head (or very close to it).  It hurt so much that my vision went completely black and I couldn't move my legs.  I managed to crawl to the edge of the trampoline and I threw up.  It took about 15 minutes for my vision to come back and close to an hour before I could start walking again. For about 3 years after I would hurt my back if I bent over weird.  Surprisingly I don't have any issues with my back anymore(or I'm just used to them), but I'm still terrified of trampolines.

  • DerrickFord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    To answer the question myself, let me preface it with the fact that my story is the result of an IED while I was deployed to Afghanistan. I was sent to an Army hospital in Washington DC, where I was told that my left leg would need to be amputated below the knee. I held off on the surgery for over a month before conceding to the doctor's suggestion. Modern medicine allows for those kinds of decisions. After the surgery, I felt fine in the ICU, doped up on the drugs in my IV bag. I took a nap while I was transferred back to my room and when I woke up, those pain meds has worn off. I felt every bit of the amputation and screamed in pain for what seemed like an eternity before I either passed out in pain, or the doctors gave me anesthetic to put me to sleep. I can't remember which one because of the blinding pain. When I eventually woke up again, they had me on the correct amount of medications and I felt completely fine. After re-reading what I just wrote, it seems like I'm trying to one-up everyone. If it comes across that way, sorry. Just figured I'd share an experience

    • DeadShotGaming2015 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      I'm Ex Australian Army, I luckily survived my deployment to Afghanistan, the irony of that and losing teammates over there was 4 years later after leaving the army I had a car crash on the way to work. I lost my right leg below the knee in impact and my left leg was completely crushed below the knee which left me trapped in the vehicle. I had a combat tourniquet from Afghan in my centre console along with my combat medkit, which unfortunately was thrown from the vehicle. I self aided the tourniquet, then had to wait 45 minutes for paramedics to get to me, It took emergency services 6 hours to cut me out of the vehicle, I was conscious from impact until I was put on the operating table.


      I woke up three days later after being put into an induced coma, for 3 weeks they tried to save what remained of my left leg, after speaking with doctors and specialists I made the decision to amputate the left leg below the knee to provide a good base stump for prosthetics.


      The pain from and during the accident is the worse pain I have ever been in, the paramedics couldn't believe I was conscious the whole time and that I hadn't passed out from the pain before they arrived. I honestly thought I was going to die that night, doing everything I could to fight to stay alive. I have had pain since the accident 2.5 years ago that comes close to the pain I felt that night, I don't know if you get phantom limb pain or nerve pain but that can cripple me when it hits.


      @derrick Ford, thank you for your service brother!!!

    • DerrickFord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      And thanks for YOUR service, @DeadShotGaming2015 Maybe we can go shoe shopping together, haha

    • DeadShotGaming2015 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      @DerrickFord haha it's been a while since I've been shoe shopping brother!! I still forget when it's winter that I can't put wool socks on to warm myself Up lol what year were you deployed to Afghanistan??

    • DerrickFord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      @DeadShotGaming2015 I was over there in the summer of 2009. Only made it a few weeks before an IED got me and I was sent back stateside

  • DrumBoxyThng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Canadian here. "Uh-dult" is usually said when referring to porn or other racy stuff, at least from what I've heard. "Uh-dult" film". I'm an "Ah-dult" watching "uh-dult" films.

    I honestly thought that they were different words.

    • XanderB100 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      I've never really thought about it but it's sort of the same for me as a Brit

  • Fayte255 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I had something similar to Barbara's story of her ear popping happen to me. The first time I flew was around 3rd grade when my parents and I went to Disney World. Everything was okay for the flight to Orlando, but the flight back to Philadelphia ended up causing me a lot of pain. When we got back, my ears didn't pop for almost a full day after we got home. I was in so much pain that day and for a while I didn't want to get back on an airplane again.

  • timmahdee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Mariel's ankle story made queasy... blergh!

  • Skip6235 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    The worst pain I've ever had is by far when I was bit by a black widow spider. It was in the pinky finger of a gardening glove. I put it on, felt a pinch, ripped the glove off, saw a red and black bug fall out, and then my entire world erupted into pain. The only way to describe it was someone stabbing a red-hot nail through my finger while also pain was shooting up my arm. It was so bad I blacked out for about 30 minutes. My mom rushed me to the ER, and I had a huge lump on my finger for two weeks, although thankfully the pain went away after an hour or so.

  • CatSea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keyblade Apprentice

    4 months ago

    It's the worst when you are just sitting around and you cough or sneeze and feel a chunk of the lining come out... 

  • Vhoxz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I have two.
    When I was 15 I had appendicitis. But because I have a rather high pain tolerance I didn't think too much of it. I walked around for it for 2 weeks while the pain got worse... and worse. So I wake up one day and I'm unable to stand up straight because of the pain, I was literally crying because of the pain. So it turned out my appendix ruptured. They rushed me to the hospital for a emergency surgery, luckily for my the pus formed a abscess (about the size of a baseball) cause else I would probably be dead.

    About one and a half year ago I was driving a reach truck (some kind of forklift) at work. The thing with a reach truck is that the entrance is facing the direction you're driving.... Those things have synthetic wheels that have absolutely no grip when you drive through some water. 
    So someone had been drinking some water and spilled a bit where i had to take a left turn. So I slipped, the reach truck was uncontrollable and heading straight to one of those big storage shelves. And because of a shitty reflex my brain decided "Let's jump out!". I was wearing a seat belt so I couldn't really go anywhere but because I'm rather tall (6'6"), my foot was able to make it out of the cabin. So my foot got crushed between a storage shelf  and the reach truck. That is the worst pain I have ever experienced. It still hurts thinking of it.
    For those interested: you can find some x-rays on my profile page.

    • Andrea_frm_DubT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Ow! I just looked at those X-rays! Did the surgeons have to re build it twice or are the X-rays with pins and plates and stuff taken during the surgery?

    • Vhoxz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      nah, the surgeon decided that having to cut open my foot to fix the smaller fractions would do more harm than just leaving them to grow together on their own... Well my foot is fucked  for the rest of my life anyways so it is what it is i guess.

  • Arizona_Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    "A large chunk comes out"


    I'm with Blaine. WTF?! I was expecting blood or some other liquids. That caught me off guard.

    • ytrahne FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian x6

      4 months ago

      The uterine wall is shedding it's skin.  It will occasionally have chunks of that wall.

  • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

    4 months ago

    Period talk warning
    Basically, yes, period cramps are the uterus contracting; which helps the shed uterine lining to exit. What Barbara said was a chunk...yeah, they can be small, or big, and you totally know when it's about to leak. I like to refer to them as clots, it sounds less gross to me. A friend of mine (a gay dude notably) coined the term 'shedding' in high school for us to use as a period codeword lol. The worst part is probably coughing and sneezing with your period haha

    I have bad period cramps; they're pretty painful (moreso than a tattoo), but I've never felt faint or nauseous thankfully. Ever since I hit that darned puberty (I was 11-12 unfortunately - wow, 10 years of this crap?) it's been that way, so yeah, that's why started birth control. It's such a relief to not have all 12 periods in a year - usually, if you skip more than 3 months, it ends up...doing its thing anyway. And thank fuck for Australian healthcare and the pharmaceutical benefits scheme making the pill I take only about $6 for 4 months worth. And Medicare making the doctor's visit for the prescription free. Truly, we are lucky.

    We have now resumed to not-gross period talk
    When I was 4, I broke the tip of my nose. I don't remember how much it hurt. I was up in a meter and a half tall tree (4"9 fyi) at kindergarten and tripped while jumping down. So I face-planted fake grass on concrete. All I remember is a bucket with my blood in it sweat_smile 


    Recently, at the beginning of September, I came down with strep throat. The physical pain in my throat was agony, but the mental exhaustion was just as bad. I had a sore throat when I woke up at 6am Tuesday morning for uni, went home after class, napped from 12-3 and woke up with it hurting like I swallowed a cheese grater. At first I thought it was just a sore throat until I saw bumps on my tongue, throat, inflamed tonsils, all that. It only got worse - the next day I couldn't breath without it becoming as dry as the Sahara, which in turn makes you need to swallow, which hurt so bad anyway. I was drinking water constantly as it only provided minor relief for a few seconds, so then I had to pee every hour. I had post-nasal drip, so I couldn't sleep lying down as simply breathing and non-stop swallowing made my throat dry, so I had to sit up, which gave me awful back pain. Of course I also had to pee so much I barely slept regardless. The next day I got antibiotics, which was a step in the right direction. Saturday, 4:30am, had not slept; antibiotics made me throw up (which I never do unless I've drunk way too much), which would have been bothersome if I had actually eaten anything but an apple and water. Nauseous for a few days following. Sunday it started to go away; Monday, got a sinus infection. Still got a bit of the throat mucus left a month later. I'd rather die than live through another week like that.

  • Dravisaur FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold hella gay!

    4 months ago

    I'm always in constant pain due to having had sepsis which is a fulminant infection of the whole body from a hip infection when i was born. I lost my hip joint in my left hip so there is a significant length discrepancy so basically it's a leg shorter than the other and recently I had a hip replacement (which later i broke my femur) and i have had hip surgery before nearly all my life, I was in a wheelchair for the entire year in Year 7 (2011) So i don't really know what sticks out as the most painful.


    Love the show. xx I need more!

    • SarahWithStars FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold No Family Bias- Honest

      4 months ago

      Me too. I was assured my back problems were stable enough to finish school before I had my spine fused. It wasn't.  So bone slip scarred up my spinal cord and then once bones were fixed in place,still had the pain, lost bladder function, impaired sensation&weakness in my legs and pain from my chest down. That is just life every day and being alone flat out in bed is partially responsible for my RT obsession (as well as keeping up with Gavin coz we miss him).


      At least when you are sick, vomiting can make you feel better, but when it is pain induced (like Mica said) it makes the pain even worse while being caused by pain. ... that makes zero physiological sense?

      I have never worked out what purpose it serves?!

      When you are unwell your body evacuates your stomach&bowels to try and get rid of toxins&poisons. You get all mucus-filled to trap and expel bacteria, toxins, allergens via nose blowing or coughing....but vomiting from pain is pointless?!

  • HexBread

    4 months ago

    It's like a Podcast post-show where they don't just talk about Austin traffic problems and airport stories.

  • FrozenJester FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold theICEBear

    4 months ago

    I have thyroid cancer (current I have no detectable disease) and I had to go through beam radiation therapy for 33 days in the spring and summer this year. After 6 weeks it hurt to swallow water and for weeks after I had to be on morphine just to function. That was tough and the worst long term pain I have ever suffered.


    But the worst incident pain I've ever had was when I had an in-grown toenail that had gotten infected. While I was being treated a guy accidently stepped on it, the nail went deep into my toe, I screamed, I bled and that is the worst pain I can remember in my life even after bad stomach infections, broken fingers, several pinched nerves in my back, two neck operations and two foot operations.

  • trevor31u FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    The day that I discovered I have a severe allergy to Aleve. I was 14 or 15, working a summer job cleaning up around a construction site. Got home, back hurt, went to grab some Advil. Saw the Aleve and thought "Hey, this stuff is supposed to be better for pain." Popped two. Two or three minutes later I was in full on anaphylaxis. Full body swelling including face, lips, and tongue. My entire body had the pins and needles feeling like when your foot falls asleep, but more like white hot pokers. Skin burned worse than the worst sunburn my pale ginger skin had ever suffered. Started vomiting and continued dry heaving after my stomach was empty. Crawled into the shower still in my vomit covered clothes and turned on the cold water to try and bring my temperature down. Years later I tried half of one again to see if it was a fluke, got the 1/4 versions of all the same. Haven't had another since, and I've got one of those cool red allergy bracelets.

  • bri333865 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Man, I love you guys, but I cannot watch this particular episode all at once, cause I can't stop cringing at the stories. It's painful to listen too! I am so sorry you all went though pain like that!cold_sweat 


  • germzmonster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Two words: pilonidal cyst

  • thefunion FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gold Stars

    4 months ago

    Here's the short in case you haven't seen it yet - Hansel and Gretel - RT Shorts 4K

  • MiniHoss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Stop saying literally

    • tinkkles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Literally why would you say this

  • Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    2 incidents come to my mind. First was when I was like 10 and had the WORST heart burn I've ever experienced. I had went on a camping trip with my dad and uncle. One evening after dinner, the heart burn started acting up. It had definitely had me screaming in pain a lot. Second actually just happened within the last year. Woke up one morning to my *left) side in excruciating pain. This pain actually rendered me into the fetal position & couldn't move because the pain was so bad. It only lasted for 20 minutes, but man, did those 20 minutes suck. I probably have had worse pain, but those two stuck out to me.


    Anyway loved Still Open #2! Great Post Show, Barbara, Mica, Blaine, & Mariel! barbara whiskey 

  • aubreysux FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Void

    4 months ago

    funny that the topic of this was pain, cause i have a story: 

    this actually happened yesterday. im in a club, and every week before the meeting we have an icebreaker. this week, the question was "have you ever broken a bone, and if you haven't, what bone would you want to break and why?" i came up with a silly answer about getting into a fight and breaking my hand. well, fast forward to me and my friend walking to the car. we were heading down a pretty steep slope, and on top of that it was very slippery and i was wearing flip flops. like and idiot, i tired (and failed) to ease my way down. at some point, however, i lost my foot and slipped down, bending my foot in all the wrong ways. i knew something was wrong right away and my friend said it looked like a softball had grown on my foot. three hours in the er later and we find out i have broken my fibula, in the ultimate case of irony.  

    so long story short i jinxed myself at the club meeting and now im sitting here with a broken ass foot for the next six weeks thumbsdown 

  • EarlVOstar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Guys, help me! They're talking about girl stuff! And not the cool girl stuff like unicorns and ribbons!

  • wonderbread58 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I feel you, Mariel. I broke my leg playing baseball. I was playing 2nd base and a runner slid into me. He twisted my foot around until my tibia broke. I got the dude out, though.

  • wonderbread58 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Mica should probably go see a doctor.

    • MelonCider

      4 months ago

      She is already taking Birth Control.  I have dysmenorrhea, which mean I have unusually painful menstrual cramps, I always go to the doctor to complain and they always just try to prescribe me BC. There is nothing else a doctor can do.

    • wonderbread58 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      That sucks. I sympathize with you ladies.

  • Erdman92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Welp, glad i'm not a girl. That shit sounds awful 

    • MetalDevil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold MetalDevil

      4 months ago

      For real though, I'm glad my body doesn't punish me monthly for not being pregnant. That's fucked up beyond belief.



    • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

      4 months ago

      I wouldn't think of it as punishment for not being pregnant. I would think of it more as spring cleaning every month rather than just in spring, to prepare for the new tenant!