mentally, today- a 10.
Physically, I live in hope that one day someone will invent a personal pain monitor.
You know, they ask you "on a scale of 1 to 10" blah.... what would be good is to have a little thingymajig that they could attach to you to show how bad the pain is for you. I could say 2 or 3 on a good day, or 8 or 9 on a bad day - or somedays 'just enough already' - but my pain threshold is particularly wimpy or unbelievably good - I'm not sure which one - so what may be excruciating for me maybe would not be so bad for someone else or what I have daily and am used to, may affect someone else in a worse way if they've not experienced pain before. If someone invented a personal pain threshold monitor that would be good.
ya know, there are instruments to measure pain tolerance...
I would like to have someone create a colour detection personal pain monitor.
i'd like one that you could just put your finger on and it would say "go for it day (bright saffron yellow)" or "ah, bearable today (jade green)" or "yikes, you are really hurting today a? (dull grey)" and perhaps a "sheeit, shot a morphine on it's way! (black with red polka dots)"
the un-joy of physical pain is that no-one can really take that away other than with drug or some kind of medical/alternative intervention and that's hard for you and family to watch or feel helpless and it's oh so tiring
i hear meditation can help, i've never been able to do that tho
now mental pain - that's immeasurable - yet can be assisted hugely with a l'il dose of friendship, a l'il love, an ear, a shoulder, a hug, an acknowledgement.
Funny 'ole thing the whole pain caboodle.