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I Know Pain

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    I know pain so well that I don't remember what

    not having pain feels like.. Form finding out I had scoliosis, arthritis, to my father passing away, do be diagnosed with dyslexia.. I feel like the pain never stops.
    xgabbersx xgabbersx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Intimately Familiar

    I am quite familiar with pain. I know it very well for I've experienced all kinds. I feel like I should almost thank those who made it a life mission to defend and then betray me in abandonment or attempts at sabotage. In the comics, whenever Bruce Banner gets angry or hurt - he...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M Apr 2, 2013

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    We are old friends, pain

    and I. We go way back to the beginning of my life. Physical, emotional, mental, soul wrenching sadness, it's all the same. Pain is the only constant in my life, the only thing that is always there and never leaves. I don't want to be in pain but I can't even imagine how my life...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I know the pain of natural childbirth,

    and emotional pain. Pain of broken friendships and torn relationships. The pain of wanting to know why something has happened to you but not having an answer. It hurts sooo bad.
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F Jul 1

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    I Survived.

    As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I know the feeling of pain, but I survived. As an only child growing up on a large isolated farm with alcoholic parents that would leave me alone on weekends, I learned to survive on my own at an extremely early age. Our nearest...
    KingSnarky KingSnarky 61-65, M 3 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    Tired Of It

    I mean, a lot of things hurt, you know? We've all had a at least a fiar share but sometimes I'm just tired of it. The injury that never goes away, it just stays with you, I mean me, forever. Pain that kind of creeps in a little at a time so I don't even notice it at first. But...
    GrieviousMischief GrieviousMischief 18-21, M Jul 16, 2013

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    That Feeling...

    That painful feeling when you first wake up your heart drops to pit of your stomach..you dread the day ahead of you because you don't want to deal with pain..if you could sleep through the pain you would..because when you're sleep it's the only time you don't think about who or...
    smilewhenitrains smilewhenitrains 22-25 Aug 11, 2013

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    It's The Kid On The Block That Won't Stop Knocking On My Door.

    I try to tell it to leave me alone, but it won't. So my only choice is to laugh at it and taunt it to give me more. Here's what that kid named pain has given me so far- Bone fusion surgery in my wrist 20+ car accidents as a passenger. Head-on, rear-ended, t-bone, rolling, 7 car...
    DesmoCp DesmoCp 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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    messybunsandsweaters messybunsandsweaters 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I'm to that point I just can't handle much more.

    No one knows how bad I have it right now. I'm a professional at faking a smile, and acting like I'm the luckiest person alive. Everyone around my thinks my life is perfect , very few know that I even cry at times. I honestly hate my life right now, and I'm just wishing I could...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jun 2

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    Grab a plate and throw it on the ground .

    -Okay , done . Did it break ? -Yes . Now say sorry to it . -Sorry . Did it go back to the way it was before ? -No . Now do you understand ?
    Jazzie37 Jazzie37 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 14

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    It Hurts

    People say that I'm young that I couldn't possibly now wat true pain feels like. Well I can say this idk one other person that did cut and stopped that could face wat Iv faced without there blade. Iv been hurt in the past week and I cant take it anymore. I haven't cut yet but Iv...
    Lilwolf12 Lilwolf12 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2012

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    Pain changes people. Never let pain make you

    stop moving forward, instead use it as motivation to keep moving forward.
    ADonya ADonya 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    Pain is not an emotion I know Yet it's all I

    know I can't feel it Nor can I heal it It happens all the time For me, it's all I know I've experienced first hand a fathers abuse Yeah, sometimes it hurt But I grew numb to the pain I've witness my mother cry And every time I wanted to die That's all in the past now But...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I Dont Want To Go On

    I'm misserable with the life I have now and when I found this website I thought people would actually understand me. Most of the people here don't and make the worst answers. I just don't want to live in a place were I'm not wanted and people don't take me seriously.
    et1432 et1432 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2013

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    Emotional and Mental Pain When my mom left

    that was the most painful thing ever, losing my grandfather, when my boyfriend broke up with me, being stabbed in the back by ppl you thought were your friends, when people hate you for no reason but because they are jealous and envious, when people do obeah, hexes and spells on...
    Coolrocker Coolrocker 22-25, F Mar 12

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    As of today I find myself thinking is being in

    this much pain worth it. I know god only gives you what you can handle but somedays I can't handle all the pain. I could never not be here my other half of my soul is here and he is what makes me fight the pain everyday because he is the only person I have ever loved and he...
    karienight karienight 26-30, F Jul 18

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    My scalp is burnt. My feet are swollen.

    My skin is sunburnt. My body aches. My throat hurts. I know pain.
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F May 19

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    Boys...

    So ok i liked a boy named Austin. He is your typical guy but for some reason i started to really like him. So in our junior year in highschool i constantly saw him staring at me and wanting to talk to me. He put his name into my phone with hearts by it. I just rolled my eyes but...
    Anaaaaa345 Anaaaaa345 18-21, F Oct 27, 2013

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    Mental. Physical. Emotional.

    You name it, I've probably felt it or been through it. I've loved. I've lost. I've seen death first hand. I've been hurt by people who were suppose to love me. **** happens. But I am still here.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 3

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    Like A Second Skin

    I know pain well, physical and emotional both. It's never been easy to sort out the emotional side in my head, but the physical...oh I know that pain inside and out.  When I was first diagnosed with degenerative disc disease affecting my entire cervical spine (first 8 vertebrae...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 8 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    Love Never Dies

    I do my best to forget everything about her. I try to forget not out of want, but out of need. It's been a while since my mind last drifted on the clouds and found her shining like the morning sun in the depths of my writhing soul. It seems like there's always a trigger to it...
    Santos2Jew Santos2Jew 18-21, M Aug 25, 2013

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    At the ER waiting again to be seen.

    Having MS you know pain and when your body is acting up. My husband is with me waiting it always takes forever at the ER. The part that kills me is the burning in my hands and feet makes me crazy.
    karienight karienight 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I can't do this anymore.

    I can't live anymore, it's too painful. After 9 years, all I want to do is lie down and never wake up. I have no one to help me and no one who cares. I can't do this on my own anymore. I feel like I'm in quick sand, sinking deeper and deeper, suffocating. My head feels like it...
    xXc93Xx xXc93Xx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Have you ever felt as

    if your drowning. I feel as if my dad is more focused on my mother then us. I feel like I lost my father... That he loves and supports this other girl who is in collage. I feel as if I lost him.... My boyfriend who love so much. I feel as if he's slipping away.. I feel like...
    love0914 love0914 16-17, F Jan 9

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    Chivalry Is Not Dead.

    Hello, what follows is the story of why I live a life of depression, why I joined the Military, why I have troubles trusting women. It's a love story. I was 14 years old, and I met a girl. She was, and is, the most beautiful girl I have ever met in my life. We were friends for...
    CaptainBrokenHeart CaptainBrokenHeart 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    I hate having pain. Especially pain

    that I can't control .
    staypositive15 staypositive15 16-17, F Apr 25

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    And Have Been Accustomed To It.

    I know pain oh I know pain. Throughout most of my youth I was bullied by many who have taken strikes against me. Though I was trained in MMA I had held back what I knew. I have been physically beaten many times and almost broken. I have found that I was stronger. Much stronger...
    EarthBear2784 EarthBear2784 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2012

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    Pain Has But One Acquaintance By Emily Dickinson

    Pain has but one Acquaintance And that is Death -- Each one unto the other Society enough. Pain is the Junior Party By just a Second's right -- Death tenderly assists Him And then absconds from Sight.
    PaleFox PaleFox 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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    24/7

    “Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.” - Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
    RedDust RedDust 41-45, F Nov 18, 2012

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    Slowly Turns To Dust

    She clings to me while I sleep, this pain, holding tight with a clamped jaw, gnawing on bones. She is a familiar companion but not one I greet with a smile.   Love seems to keep her slightly at bay; the prospect of happiness does the same.  In the end, though, no matter how I...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    jackdahliamurder jackdahliamurder 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    How I Am

    Why is it that I can take quite a bit of physical pain before it becomes too much, yet the emotional pain is excruciatingly hard....even the the tiniest bit cuts right through me.
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2013

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    I have had an appointment with the

    physiotherapist again. I have started working on another project too and hopefully I will give some of my regular work to another colleague since the workload has become way too much to carry. I will work min 5 hours less (hopefully go back to regular 40 hours some weeks) and...
    LeahNl LeahNl 31-35, F May 27

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    Related Experiences

    Pain, should know pain. I hate being in pain!
    Charliee4 Charliee4 16-17, F Jul 31

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    Embarrassed may be a better word - but I would not like family and Friends to know that I get sexually excited by pain, especially to my bum. Unless it was one of them offering to...
    wantonwanker wantonwanker 61-65, M 56 mins ago

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    had surgery on my dominant shoulder on april 24. it was arthroscopic, had 10 incisions which were done to treat/repair 1 full thickness with a graft and two partial tears, remove...
    pdpcuffed pdpcuffed 66-70, M 4 Responses Jul 23

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    I'm 40, this invisible pain started out 6 years ago after a routine sinus surgery. I say "invisible" because with a gunshot wound or broken arm people can see what pain you are in...
    jhuntersemail jhuntersemail 36-40, M Aug 11

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    Turning from an optimistic person to a pessimist. Imagine if i'd go back to last year, this pain would not be there, the pain of feeling used and exploited. Over and over again...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    My husband and I are going through something very personal right now and it's slowly tearing our marriage apart. All I can say here is I hurt him and made him feel like I didn't...
    Justalicia Justalicia 31-35, F Aug 4

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    "But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual...
    idontmindtherain idontmindtherain 18-21, M Aug 5

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    I really do. .. I have fractured my arm twice, my leg was operated for an injury that happened while playing I thought it was hurting me it's painful I was wrong they were with me...
    Abhayabhay Abhayabhay 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 5

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    So I had 2 shoulder surgeries one month apart. First surgery was for taking care of a shoulder impingement and tighten my shoulder which could pop out of its socket. Then...
    yodasl yodasl 41-45, M Aug 8

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    I have been in a relationship for only 3 months with my boyfriend. We are both in our mid 30's and currently trying to work on a long distance relationship. In the first month...
    1234dogma 1234dogma 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Crist I haven't written a story on ep for so long I almost forgot how! Anyway I've been lost for many years now. Had my moments to find myself, and I guess I choose not to. Been...
    Slashrattlenroll Slashrattlenroll 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I lied and misrepresented myself and hurt someone badly. We had an email relationship for almost 3 years. I am married but let him think I was single. Lied about my age too. I...
    Remster Remster 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    4 months I had rotator cuff surgery with a full recovery expected. Needless to say after several phydical therapy tratments and pain meds I had little to no relief. Finally after...
    fancyface19 fancyface19 46-50, F Jul 22

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    So I found my aunts journals today. They were her cancer journals. She wrote in them from 2002 - 2005. She wrote down e everyday of her life with cancer. Every bit of pain she went...
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I can't sleep so giving this a try.... 1. My name is Dana (not the American name Day-na i hate it when i get called that! Its more like "Dah-na") 2. My name translates to "the...
    Dana93y Dana93y 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Yes, I absolutely hate goodbyes; and I think a lot of people would agree that some of the worst ones are those that are absolutely necessary. One question that I always ponder...
    1MagicalMystery 1MagicalMystery 31-35, F Aug 13

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    i want to cry, but i cant. i cant show that im weak. i dont want them to look down on me. i want to be better than them. no, its that i must be better than them. if i cant make...
    FatinNajihah1 FatinNajihah1 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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